Soft synths

The default software synthesizer in One Man Band is JmSynth, a low latency version of the Microsoft synthesizer (Quicktime synth on the Mac). There are many other software synthesizers available on the market.

Most commercial synthesizers can be used stand-alone, to connect such a synthesizer to OMB you must use a virtual MIDI cable like e.g. LoopBe1 for Windows or IAC that is part of OSX (Application>Utilities>Audio MIDI Setup>MIDI Devices). Once installed the virtual MIDI cable can be selected in the Preferences window.


Using VST plugin synthesizers with One Man Band for Windows

You can connect one VST synthesizer to One Man Band with the free tools SaviHost and LoopBe1.

  1. Download and install the virtual MIDI cable LoopBe1. After this it will become available as an extra MIDI input and output port in all MIDI capable software.

  2. Download the VST host and unzip it in the folder where you keep your VST's.

  3. Rename savihost.exe to the name of the VST you want to use eg: supersynth.exe if you want to host supersynth.dll

  4. Run savihost.exe.

  5. From the SaviHost menu select "Device" then "MIDI" and then "LoopBe Internal MIDI" as Input Port 1.

  6. Run One Man Band and select "LoopBe Internal MIDI" as MIDI Out in Preferences (or Settings).

  7. You can now play the VST synthesizer from within One Man Band.


Using Soundfonts in One Man Band for Windows

Soundfonts are wavetables with instrumentsounds that you can play thru a soundfont player. One of the free SF players is CoolSoft VirtualMidiSynth.

  1. Download and install VirtualMIDISynth there are soundfonts there too if you need any. After this it will become available as an extra MIDI output port in One Man Band.

  2. When you select the Coolsoft VirtualMIDISynth in One Man Band for MIDI output, its configuration window icon will become visible in Windows status bar. In the configuration window add a sountfontfile in the Soundfonts tab and set the additional output buffer to 20 in the Advanced tab.

  3. Now restart Coolsoft VirtualMIDISynth by restarting OMB.

  4. You can now play the soundfont from within One Man Band.


Using DXi synthesizers in One Man Band for Windows

Synthie will enable you to play a DXi synthesizer like Coyote's Forte DXi or the Virtual Sound Canvas.


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