Modal plugin: anyone gotten it to work?

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KVRist
281 posts since 23 Apr, 2011 from Seattle WA

Post Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:04 pm

Recently got a Skulpt and it's great, except I can't get the modal plugin (VST3) to work properly in any host. I'm just wondering if anyone has gotten it working?

I'm on W10 64bit, tried Mixcraft 9, Ableton Lite 10, and MPC Software. Current versions all.

I can get the synth to sync up to the plugin and midi in lights up. The problem is no midi seems to pass through the synth so no sounds are produced. The midi out never lights up.

It's not a deal breaker as I can just make a standard midi track in my hosts, but it would be nice if this worked for better editing

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KVRist
223 posts since 30 Aug, 2011 from Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Post Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:04 pm

I don't really have any technical problems using this plug-in with the Argon8 and Bitwig. My issue with this plug-in is that it renders the Argon8 unavailable as a MIDI input device for other instruments if using the Modal plug-in for control of the synth, so I don't really end up using it.
A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians. - FZ

KVRist

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281 posts since 23 Apr, 2011 from Seattle WA

Post Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:16 am

Ahh, maybe this means another controller is needed to trigger notes. Not a big deal with Skulpt, but I get your frustration with an Argon8. I'll test and update here later on.

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GRRRRRRR!
11595 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:02 pm

Modal Plugin works OK for me with both Skulpt and Craft Synth 2.0, at least in Orion. haven't tried them in Cubase or Studio One yet.
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KVRer
4 posts since 2 Apr, 2021

Post Wed May 12, 2021 12:21 pm

Is it possible to stream the output of the Modal Plugin of Argon8 back to the DAW?

At least with Bitwig it did not work for me. It tried to use the output of the Modal Plugin as an input of an audio track, but no signal. Second it was also not possible to bounce it.

KVRist
89 posts since 11 Feb, 2004

Post Wed May 12, 2021 1:28 pm

Did you make sure that the "Note" midi filter at the top of the window is turned off?

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GRRRRRRR!
11595 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed May 12, 2021 5:42 pm

The plugin doesn't make any sound and the Argon 8 doesn't send audio over USB. You need to record the output from your Argon 8 into an audio track. i.e. Connect the Argon 8's outputs to the inputs on your audio I/O device and record that to an audio track.
NOVAkILL : Dell G7 Core i7, 32GB RAM, Win10, Zoom U24 | Studio One | JP6K, Hexeract, bx_oberhausen, ARP Odyssey, TRK-01, Vacuum Pro, Knifonium, Thorn, Equator, VG Carbon | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova, Rocket.

KVRer
4 posts since 2 Apr, 2021

Post Thu May 13, 2021 7:33 am

The plugin doesn't make any sound and the Argon 8 doesn't send audio over USB
Too bad. I thought the Argon 8 is streaming via USB to the plug-in. Thanks for the clarification!

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