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Klaus5



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Melodica VST Reply with quote

I know it would be very difficult to get a half decent sounding melodica with midi, but could anyone suggest any VSTIs and effects that could give a melodica type sound?

(Ive already looked and, unsuprisingly, cant find any specific melodica VSTIs.)

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interruptor



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Indeed there currently seems to be no melodica vsti instrument on the web. (There is one mentioned at http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2017287 but the linked website is offline now.)

However there is a melodica soundfont which can be downloaded at dubroom.org:
http://dubroom.org/studio/downloads-dubroommelodicasf2.htm

To play a soundfont you need to load it into a soundfont player vsti like
http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1258.html
or
http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2617.html

I didn't try this out myself. So if you try, let us know how it worked out..

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Klaus5



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the links. I will look into it and report back...
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Klaus5



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a short sample for people who are interested to know how it sounds
http://www.zshare.net/audio/55784927c422039f/
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interruptor



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, That sounds the way it's supposed to!
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Klaus5



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since ive been using Reason i found there is a couple of more realistic melodica sounds on there, but getting the live feel of it and the breathing and what not is very difficult.
Do you think a midi keyboard with velocity sensitive keys would help?
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interruptor



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so. Melodica keys are not velocity sensitive either. You would need a breath controller which is more expensive than a real melodica! A midi Keyboard with after-touch could theoretically do something similar (You can control the loudness of the tone through the force you use to press a key down after initially hitting the note). I tried that for brass and melodica sounds but it's not convincing at all.
Why don't you just get a real melodica? It won't cost more than any midi hardware and will serve you better for the purpose you are after.
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Klaus5



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Why don't you just get a real melodica? "


Excellent point, very well made!

Very Happy
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CommieCarl



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this discussion while I was searching for a Melodica VST. Although I have yet to make it work properly for me, there is a VST out there that supposedly emulates a harmonium and accordian/melodica. The name of the program is "Peti". If you search for it you can find a copy online to try out before you purchase it.
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