MSoundFactory : How do I load presets of MDrummer FREE packs ?

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silpheed
KVRer
2 posts since 9 Nov, 2017

Post Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:05 pm

I'm trying to use MSoundFactory DEMO now.
I installed every Essentials and FREE packs, but it seems that MSoundFactory only shows its own instruments and presets. I don't know the way of distinguishing FREE presets.
How do I load presets of MDrummer FREE packs ?
And is it possible to use FREE packs with MSoundFactoryPlayer after expiring DEMO periods ?

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KVRAF
12770 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:17 am

I think you are trying to misuse it somehow. MDrummer licence is not part of MSoundFactory, and especially not MSoundFactoryPlayer. But you can use the MDrummer resources (samples, multisamples, hell even the entire MDrummer) inside MSoundFactory, but you certainly need access to the edit screen. But also instruments can use it, so yes, the MSoundFactoryPlayer CAN access it, but only if you have instruments that do. Right now none of the free ones do, but when 3rd party instruments start showing up, these may.
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Starship Krupa
KVRist
117 posts since 13 Sep, 2014

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:35 pm

I am one of the many MSoundFactoryPlayer users who spent hours downloading all 60G of it thinking that once I installed it I would be able to use the sounds. I didn't do this hastily, I read things on the site like the installation guide.

"Drum Empire 2020 is used by following plugins. Download MeldaProduction universal installer, run it and make sure you select one or more of the plugins that use this pack.

MDrummer
MSoundFactory
MSoundFactoryLE
MSoundFactoryPlayer"

I now understand after reading this post that it is a resource in a proprietary format that requires acquisition of other things to be usable. Right now, the other thing is MDrummer, which is not free.

However, having installed and enjoyed the Monastery Grand, I expected DrumEmpire2020 to be similar, an instrument in itself. It's not clear that to be able to use it, you must also have MDrummer.

I'm not the only one with this confusion; there's a thread on the Cakewalk forum about this and people are unsure as to whether it will work as-is. I suspect that this may be due to experience with Kontakt and the Kontakt Player, where resources for each instrument are self-contained. The idea of a resource that can be shared between instruments hosted by MSoundFactory is new to people used to Kontakt Player.

A simple notice that being able to use it "requires a license for MDrummer" would go a long way toward ending this confusion.

silpheed
KVRer
2 posts since 9 Nov, 2017

Post Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:21 am

Thanks for your information.
I understand that I have to own MDrummer license to use the pack as instrument.

Sascha Franck
KVRAF
12837 posts since 14 Nov, 2000 from Hannover / Germany

Post Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:13 am

Yeah, the information on the Drum Empire page are absolutely misleading. Nowhere does it say that you *have* to have a registered version of whatever it might be (likely MDrummer).

Fwiw, I'm not complaining (getting that amount of professionally sampled drums has been pretty unlikely anway, but you never know...), but it does certainly confuse people.

On another sidenote, no idea whether it's related to not having MDrummer installed, but under macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) and Logic/Garagband, the MDownloader application is crashing when you try to import any of the MDrummer packs (which I already downloaded).
There are 3 kinds of people:
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Sascha Franck
KVRAF
12837 posts since 14 Nov, 2000 from Hannover / Germany

Post Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:14 am

Btw, those "super always on top" windows appearing when you search for something or have some indexing done, are highly annoying. They overlap anything, not just the host application.
There are 3 kinds of people:
Those who can do maths and those who can't.

Sascha Franck
KVRAF
12837 posts since 14 Nov, 2000 from Hannover / Germany

Post Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:17 am

And a last one: I tried to manually add the MDrummer essentials (which I downloaded already) to the MDrummer demo - it's resulting into the same crash as with MSoundFactory.
This is really, really bad as I was still considering to get MDrummer one day - anything I could do?
I could happily send you a crashlog.
There are 3 kinds of people:
Those who can do maths and those who can't.

Starship Krupa
KVRist
117 posts since 13 Sep, 2014

Post Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:03 am

Not complaining either. It cost me some time to figure it out, but I've been around the Meldaverse long enough to know that they sometimes....overestimate my understanding of how their products are supposed to work. 🤨😁

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