4Front E-Piano is a small single sound instrument without any settings that reproduces a timbre, which is similar to DX-7 type e-piano. It is available as VSTi for Windows, and as an AudioUnit, VSTi and RTAS for Mac (see enclosed readme file).
This instrument is small on memory and CPU usage and was found useful by many users and software developers as a plug&play e-piano module, which does not require any configuration or adjustment.
Though this goes without saying for professional users, I still had a frequent question on how to use this plugin from people, who are not familiar with this technolog. One should note, that to make use of this software a plugin hosting software is necessary, such as Topten Cantabile software. A MIDI keyboard is also preferred, as it is something almost essential to create a computer music these days.
There is also 4Front R-Piano, which replicates a different type of E-Piano.
This software can be used to search scales & chords from a large and expandable database (XML). Thanks to the jmusic project (jmusic.sourceforge.io), this is also possible to generate music starting from these scales & chords and export the result to MIDI file.
It forgets history, To not repeat it. It doesn’t hide analog music hardware, In digital music software. You had pulse, sine, triangle and sawtooth, And went forth and made electronic music. Now there is just the Bezier curve. Go make your pulse, sine, triangle and sawtooths. Or this, this, this and this. TOPLAP Nick thinks this is nothing new, His old men did it in the 60s, Punching numbers into cards. Now you edit waveforms with a GUI, And watch the sound change before your ears. Has it got ADSR? It’s got DADSARSADS. Filters? No because Additive not Subtractive. Modulation? Bezier on Carrier and Modulator. Wolf that Chowning. Notes? Yes + Infinite microtones in between. Input? MIDI Keyboard. Computer keyboard.
This project provides an open source MacOS v10.14, v10.15, v11.6 (Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur) compatible CoreMIDI 64 bit device driver for M-Audio’s MIDISPORT range of USB MIDI interfaces. This driver supports the following devices:
Oxygen 8 Keyboard
Other devices which are compatible may also work, although presently, these are the only ones which have been tested.
mypiano_jukebox is a mypiano_chung bass.dll based MIDI jukebox, MIDI files & folder player with a virtual acoustic piano recorded on Isabelle’s upright piano, with a smartphone . The sounds, reverb, chorus and volume are variable with the number of played notes and the sustain switch, just like a real piano.
Added a public domain Kawai, City piano and Steinway samples.