ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

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Sanchoman
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2 posts since 11 Jan, 2020

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:25 am

Hi,

I just bought the ZynAddSubFX and downloaded the release, but the folder did not contain installation instructions, Read-me files or the installation executables. I did not find any instructions from the home page either. How do I install the program?

-Clueless

fundamental
KVRian
510 posts since 21 Oct, 2008 from USA

Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:36 pm

Your DAW will list a location or set of locations that it searches for VST plugins. Place the files from zyn within that path and things should work.
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Sanchoman
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2 posts since 11 Jan, 2020

Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks! I am operating with LMMS and only after I figured out how to "install" Grace sampler I realized that ZynAddSubFX doesn't require any installation, but just opening it (the DLL file) with the DAW.

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per99
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175 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:14 am

fundamental wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:36 pm
This isn't really a quote ... :hihi:
... but I wanted to draw attention to this (I've been working on a zyn-instrument for quite a while).

Since I know you're one of the real experts around here, I wonder if I can ask you a question?

Shortly: I have created a bass guitar, which consists of three parts. The first one is the main one, then there are two more parts that produces a rattling or buzzing sound from strings and frets. The three parts are all controlled by midi channel 1. The thing is that I would like to control the amount of noise using midi cc:s - sometimes no noise at all. But when I turn the main volume for part two and three all the way down to zero, they still don't get completely silent. Have you got any idea why this is?

If I uncheck the two little boxes, that enables parts, I can mute the buzz and the rattle, but I can't do that via midi.
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fundamental
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510 posts since 21 Oct, 2008 from USA

Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:21 am

Part volume is used at https://github.com/zynaddsubfx/zynaddsu ... 1265-L1296 .
Part volume is set at https://github.com/zynaddsubfx/zynaddsu ... pp#L59-L72 and https://github.com/zynaddsubfx/zynaddsu ... #L885-L890

Note that on https://github.com/zynaddsubfx/zynaddsu ... pp#L59-L60 the range of volumes are -40dB to +13.3333 dB and -40 dB is not interpreted as complete silence when the volume is applied.
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The author of the Zyn-Fusion UI for ZynAddSubFX

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per99
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175 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:33 am

fundamental wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:21 am
Note that on https://github.com/zynaddsubfx/zynaddsu ... pp#L59-L60 the range of volumes are -40dB to +13.3333 dB and -40 dB is not interpreted as complete silence when the volume is applied.
Looks a bit complicated ... Maybe the best thing is to use two copies of the zyn - one clean and one noisy. But what is the preset range of volume, if I don't change anything?
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jackoo
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Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:51 am

Hi Per,
Maybe this is a crazy idea, but why don't you add an EQ effect, put on a High Shelf, turn the freq. knob all the way down and control volume with the gain knob? Maybe you can use in combination with the overall gain knob of the EQ... surely you can make the sound inaudible...

OR maybe use expression instead of volume control...
But then expression could be hardwired to CC11 in the classic version, so you need to set the parts to receive a different midi channel.
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per99
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175 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: ZynAddSubFX Installation Instructions on Windows 10

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:04 am

jackoo wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:51 am
Hi Per,
Maybe this is a crazy idea, but why don't you add an EQ effect, put on a High Shelf, turn the freq. knob all the way down and control volume with the gain knob? Maybe you can use in combination with the overall gain knob of the EQ... surely you can make the sound inaudible...

OR maybe use expression instead of volume control...
But then expression could be hardwired to CC11 in the classic version, so you need to set the parts to receive a different midi channel.
Hi jackoo,

the rattle and the buzz consists of higher frequencies than the bass guitar itself, but it might work. I'm definitely gonna try. Don't understand which knob or slider CC11 controls, but it's easy to make an experiment and find out. I think I'm gonna do that as well. Thanks!
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