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NAMM 2019PlugInGuru releases ShowMIDI and ModMate - 2 free MIDI effect plug-ins


PlugInGuru.com has released two MIDI effect plug-ins: ModMate and Show MIDI. Both are free to download after registering at the PlugInGuru website. These are the first software plug-ins to be released by PlugInGuru.

ModMate was designed by Shane Dunne and is a MIDI CC re-router and stacker. Meaning any 4 MIDI CC#s coming into ModMate can be rerouted to any 4 different MIDI CC#s (or aftertouch) with faders on the screen to automate into your DAW without requiring any hardware. Furthermore, by clicking one of the 4 boxes next to Pitch Bend Up / Down, or any of the 4 Incoming MIDI CC#s, you can "stack" those MIDI CC# lanes to be forced to whatever value the selected source is. Meaning you can easily click the 4 boxes in the pink MIDI CC# 1 lane and now moving your Modulation wheel will send out 4 different MIDI CC values.

While originally designed for PlugInGuru's new Omnisphere 2.5 libraries, this MIDI effect has many additional uses as well. You can save the Plug-in settings (different MIDI CC#s for the outputs, for example) to correlate with the MIDI CC#s that different sample libraries require for smoother operation. By saving presets, you can easily load the preset for the plug-in, sample library or other MIDI capable hardware connected to your computer.

NOTE: ModMate is not useful for just PlugInGuru's libraries or Omnisphere 2.5. MIDI CC#s are the standard way of controlling almost everything in the music industry - so ModMate will work with anything that can be controlled via MIDI CC#s (software and hardware).

Show MIDI (also designed and programmed by Shane Dunne) is a real-time MIDI activity display plug-in that can display your performance activity visually with an on-screen keyboard and faders - useful for school instructors, music producers or people hosting seminars or webinars that want their audience to see what they are playing.

Both plug-ins come with PC and Macintosh support. 32-bit and 64-bit VST format for PC users and Audio Unit, VST2 and VST3 formats for Apple Mac OS users. These are MIDI effects so your DAW must support MIDI effects.

The open source code is freely available here.



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