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johnebaker wrote on 3/13/2016, 5:42 PM

Hi

Try this VST from DSK.

I have several of DSK's VST's and they work fine with MMM 2016

Select, adjust or turn on the dotted items in the image below to get the sound you want.

I would also suggest you watch

 

on how to play reggae guitar

HTH

John EB

 

 

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Lateral thinking can get things done!

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browj2 wrote on 3/14/2016, 12:04 AM

@John EB,

I would never have taken you for a Reggae fan.

Thanks for pointing us to DSK. I downloaded DSL ElectriK GuitarZ, BassZ and Dynamic guitars. Only the Dynamic guitars works. The others are all missing the instruments. There was only a dll and a txt file, whereas with Dynamic, there was an extra folder with the instruments - .dsk and .mse files. There was no indication of 32 or 64 bits for the first two, but there was for the Dynamic guitars.

Did you get all of the files in the downloads?

Thanks,

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johnebaker wrote on 3/14/2016, 7:08 AM

Hi

@John CB

. . . . . I would never have taken you for a Reggae fan . . . .

Not just Reggae - just about anything from Heavy Metal through to Gregorian Chant - except Opera.

. . . . The others are all missing the instruments. . . .

When extracting from the zip file I placed the entire containing folder in the VST location as shown below

 

Interestingly the zip file only contains the DLL and text file, however I ended up with a sub folder as you can see above - this was created on first run of MMM after installing.

All instruments work in BassZ and Elektik Guitarz - did you restart MMM ?

HTH

John EB

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Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX, MEP Premium, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015.

Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

browj2 wrote on 3/14/2016, 9:34 AM

Hi,

@John EB,

The zip files for the first 2 instruments contained only 2 files each, like DSK BassZ.dll and DSK Music - Readme.txt.

The zip file for DSK Dynamic Guitars contained the DSK Dynamic Guitars.dll and a folder with the following:

Acoustic Guitar.dsk
Acoustic Guitar.mse
Nylon Guitar.dsk  
Nylon Guitar.mse  
Steel Guitar.dsk  
Steel Guitar.mse

For DSK ElectriK GuitarZ, the zip file was missing the files that you showed. I downloaded several and they are all the same, the dll is there but the instruments are missing.

I sent a message to DSK.

Are you going to give us a tutorial on how to play Reggae on the keyboard using the plugin?

Fun!

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Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 10:44 AM

Having the same problem myself. I now have three DSK Electrik Guitarz menu items and three icons in the instruments panel and none of them work. Hopefully we can get this sorted.

 

P.S.

How do I get rid of the unwanted menu items and icons please?

 

browj2 wrote on 3/14/2016, 11:15 AM

Try deleting the dll from the VST folder that is scanned, then re-open MMM and the icon should be gone. How did you get 3 Electrik Guitarz? Did you put them in different folders that get scanned for VST's?

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browj2 wrote on 3/14/2016, 11:45 AM

For DSK, I just received a reply from them. Make sure that DKS stuff is still in the VST folder. Launch MMM as Administrator, then open the plugin from the track + menu. The sem files will autoextract on first time run. Worked for me.

If you want an icon in the instrument panel, you need to add in a jpeg file with the same name as the dll. I copied one from Magix, renamed it and it worked. I saved the image from DSK site, reduced the size in Xara, gave it the same name as the instrument, saved it into the VST folder, DSK subfolder where the dll is located, and as you can see, I now have the icon in the instruments panel in MMM.

@John EB,

Thanks! Now about how to play a guitar on a keyboard......

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Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 12:37 PM

Nope, can't get it to work... I don't understand 'Launch MMM as Administrator'?

 

'open the plugin from the track + menu'? Do you mean the + in a box on the far left of screen where you left click to select instrument or right click for an icon? 

browj2 wrote on 3/14/2016, 1:04 PM

Open the Windows program button, All programs, scroll down to Magix, MMM2016, open the folder, right-click on the MMM button to start it and select Run as Administrator from the menu. If you have a shortcut on your desktop, then right-click on it and select Run as Admin...

Yes, the + at the left of the track, select the DSK instrument, and it will take a little while to unpack the file, then everything should be there.

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Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 2:59 PM

I 'Think' I've got it. I'm really struggling with MMM, I feel like I've just done an 11+ and gone straight in to a degree course!!!

Thank You.

I'm sure you aint heard the last of me yet!!!

Nick.

 

Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 3:05 PM

BTW John... I've never heard of DSK before. Got any more amazing tips?

Nick.

 

Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 3:16 PM

Just noticed, I seem to have two guardian angels both called John!!!

Thank You for your help Johns'.

Nick.

Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 8:29 PM

 It's happening all over again. I thought I'd try DSKs' Indian DreamZ but now I'm having trouble with that.

 

Nick. 

 

Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/14/2016, 8:55 PM

It's ok. I have got Indian DreamZ working.
Not sure if I have messed things up somehow but the problem seems to be with the VST plug-in path.
I think I am getting the hang of it...

 


Nick. 

browj2 wrote on 3/14/2016, 9:18 PM

Don't forget to run as Admin the first time. If you don't, it doesn't work.

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John C.B.

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Dr_Funkenstein wrote on 3/15/2016, 4:06 PM

Regarding creating the instrument icon... I think I understand what to do but what size would I need to make the jpeg please?

Nick.

 

browj2 wrote on 3/17/2016, 10:03 AM

Hi Nick,

I checked several of the jpg's for MMM and they were 48x36, so I made the DSK images all 48 wide by whatever the proportional height worked out to be. Electric GuitarZ was 48x25. DSK images have no standard proportions.

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John C.B.

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