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johnebaker wrote on 10/31/2018, 2:21 AM

@Dna180

Hi

. . . . . What I want to do is to add a custom preview image like MMM instruments have. Is there any way to do this? . . . .

This is possible.

If you have put the VSTs into the same folder as MMMs instruments then there may be a folder called (IIRC) Icons or Images put the jpg, resized to suit, there, otherwise put the jpg image in the same folder as the VST, MMM should then find and display it when it loads all the modules at start up.

HTH

John EB

 

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Dna180 wrote on 10/31/2018, 4:12 AM

Hello @johnebaker and thank you for your answer my friend!!! 🙂

Well look what I found... Except that the image should be in "JPG" format as you said, the "trick" so to MMM can read the image, is to put it into the same folder where VST instrument is and give to it the same name!!! For example, if the VST instrument name is "Instrument#1.dll", you should give exactly the same name to your image, "Instrument#1.jpg"!!!

By the way, if someone is looking for the same thing, my MMMs version is 24.1.5.119 and it's instruments are located into "
...:\Users\Public\Documents\MAGIX\Common\MxSynth" folder, where I have create an extra folder by the name "Additional Instruments" and put my free VST instruments in there.

PS: I am also trying to find how to add a sound preview of every free VST instrument!!! If it's possible, can you answer from here or should I make a new post?

Really thank you for your time!!!

johnebaker wrote on 10/31/2018, 7:15 AM

@Dna180

Hi

. . . . is to put it into the same folder where VST instrument is and give to it the same name . . . .

My apologies, I forgot to include that important bit of information 😨 - I am pleased you worked that out.

Regards

John EB

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Dna180 wrote on 11/1/2018, 6:07 AM

My friend @johnebaker you didn't see my PS about the sound preview!!!

johnebaker wrote on 11/3/2018, 1:23 AM

@Dna180

Hi

. . . . I am also trying to find how to add a sound preview of every free VST instrument . . . .

Good question - so far I have not found out how to do this, in theory it should be possible as when you add a 3rd party instrument to the timeline it does pick up a default MIDI composition.

John EB

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Thomas-Breen wrote on 11/3/2018, 6:16 AM

Music Maker provides an optional folder for VSTs in “Settings”. I set it up in W10 “Documents” / Magix / Downloads / VST additions. It is easy to find and seems to work.

emmrecs wrote on 11/3/2018, 7:03 AM

@Thomas-Breen

Welcome to the Magix forums.

The original question concerned how to add a preview image to an imported instrument in Music Maker. You are quite correct about how to "create" and designate a folder for VSTs but, unfortunately, I think this does not really answer the question in this thread.

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Former user wrote on 3/25/2020, 9:07 PM

This method worked perfectly, thank you very much for this information. It can make a big difference in the presentation for external VSTs. Size of the image does not appear to be critical; resizing takes place automatically. Great hack/trick. Thanks much CEC