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Where to add midi instrument files?

Am loving Qtractor and really enjoying the free midi sounds and instruments that come with it.. I know there is lots to play with out of the box, but I also know that pretty soon I am going to be searching around some new midi sounds and instruments..
Is there a straightforward way of just adding some to Qtractor? Maybe a directory I can put some files of a particular format into? Would like to be able to start building some libraries of instruments and sounds, for example I like Whysynth and would like to be able to add some sounds to it..


rncbc's picture

You must know that Qtractor does not come with any instruments at all.

What you can do is
- add plugin instruments into a MIDI track or bus; LV2, VST or DSSI plugin types are supported (LADSPA is for audio fx only, no instruments);
- drive an external software instrument via MIDI and JACK (eg. yours truly Qsynth);
- drive an outboard hardware instrument via MIDI;
none of the above are provided nor distributed by Qtractor itself; you have to install or otherwise get them from their respective vendors or distribution.


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