My first post, I will try to get more details of my gear up when time allows, life is hectic at the moment.
I purchased Midi Guitar 2 back in May and have been very pleased with the results, especially as I can now use any guitar that I wish to use to trigger midi.
I own a Fender Stratocaster with the Fishman TriplePlay pickup and have used it for a long time so I have something to compare it with, I also have an old Casio 510 Midi guitar from a very long time ago.
The problem, this week Presonus Studio One has been updated from 5 to 6 and I have been busy moving my gig set-lists to the new format to take advantage of the new features.
In my haste I had not realised that Studio One 6 no longer recognises the old VST format as I assume that it is 32 bit and unfortunately now it does not show up in the plugins manager and the alert box states that is is missing, still there in v5.
Is there going to be an upgrade for Midi Guitar 2 from VST to VST3 as I need to to plan my next move.
Any positive advice is welcome at this stage.
Good news I have retrieved the old files thanks to Time Machine and as an interim solution will work in SO v5 for midi guitar work then export the rendered wav files/stems to v6, I also forgot to mention OS’s and hardware, also a bit of background, I like my stories.
I must mention that I had a problem with a few other plugins, Manda Audio have released a new version of the MT Power Drum Kit so that one is solved on the M1 if someone else has the same problem.
Up until August 2014 when I purchased the above mentioned Fishman/Fender Stratocaster I was using Linux as my preferred OS + Ardour, I was distro hopping to find the best combination for my systems and had also paid for my Casio 510 guitar to be fixed, it had the infamous capacitor problems.
The Fishman/Fender Stratocaster came bundled with Studio One and Fishman Triple Play Wireless, I did not use a laptop at the time and as it required Mac or Windows I purchased a Toshiba Satellite + Windows 8 for the job and my love affair with midi guitar went to another level.
I am actually a drummer from London in the 1960/70’s and was playing in the UK up until 2016 with an old Hayman kit (ex Love Affair, not me the kit) + Paiste cymbals that I still use for acoustic work, those were the days, what a melting pot that was. I also had a background in the early days of home computers and ran a business from home, when the BBC micro came out with add-ons like the Music 500 I was a young boy and just could not resist (Led Zeppelin quote) and somewhere down the line doing development work with the Atari ST and Commodore Amigas I added and still have the Casio 101, great FM sounds, a few Roland modules as well.
Fast forward to more recent times and having retired to Brittany, France, as a begruging Windows 10 user I just had to investigate the Mac Mini M1 and opted for 16Gb of memory + 1 Tb SSD, there was a sale on, I will never go back to Windows and will run Linux on my old towers for other work.
Being single again (No Woman No Cry!) I can now pursue my two passions of computers and music without restraint, play on Jimmy (another lyrics quote), I have also started playing bars again, other players come and go, or die so my solution is to use my own backing tracks for solo work as I can then go from acoustic to having basic accompaniment as needs be to allow me to solo on guitar/slide and harmonica, blues man at heart, when this current problem is fixed I can then add brass, flute, etc. Once familiar with all this new equipment a breathe controller will be a must have, that is the plan in theory
Just took the plunge last week and got the Helix Rack and Helix Native in the DAW, my old Variax 500 guitar works well with it, great for alternative tuning, another recent secondhand purchase and introduction to Line 6 products. Combined with the old Behringer Audio interface it all works well as a single interface on the Mac, Windows 10/ASIO4All is a nightmare for me and as only one interface works at a time I have two working solutions for gigs using the proprietary ASIO’s with the Toshiba/Win10.
For now I am currently doing the production on the Mac then rendering tracks down to lighten the load on the Toshiba for gigs.
Feel like I am 20 years old again and ready to take over the world or at least my local village!