MIDI Quest 11 out now

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MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by vcs3 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:37 am

MIDI Quest the only universal software editor for synth as a new
version and ... lower prices :D :D

check it in the official site: http://soundquest.org/index.html

I think I found my Christmas present!

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:27 am

I should pick up this prog now. But I was looking at the list of supported synths, and I couldn't find the Korg M3 (the M3/R is another synth). Also missing were the Blofeld, Electribe EMX, Yamaha RS7000. Is it difficult to get Sound Quest to include more synths (I see they accept suggestions)?

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by Ashe37 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:17 am

Which M3? the recent one? why not use Korg's software?

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by Hugo76 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:04 am

Ashe37 wrote:Which M3? the recent one? why not use Korg's software?
Because it would be neat to have all editors integrated in one package.

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:32 am

Although I see a few more recent synths are now supported (Kronos!!!), the real reason to buy MIDI Quest is the support for vintage hardware.

Updating it for modern OSes and dropping the price a bit make it more attractive, it has seemed like a dead product for the last few years.
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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by harness » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:03 am

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by Smoking_Gnu » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:20 pm

I just got a Yamaha V50 and was interested in this when it was Version 10 but a little turned off by the price. But the Essential version looks great; I already messed around with the demo last night and was pleased with how efficiently it worked. May actually put some Christmas money into this.

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by synthroom » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:51 pm

I've got Ver 10 now, but I had version 3 or something - the floppies were from 1996. They offered upgrades from old versions, and even though I was not able to find the licence number, they matched up my name with photos of the original floppies, they honored my upgrade! (In the year since, I actually found the licence number!)

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by SoundQuest » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:33 am

Sound Quest has spent much of the last 5 - 6 working directly with manufacturers: Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Akai, Line 6, M-Audio, TC Electronic and others to license editors using Midi Quest. All of those years of Midi Quest development have gone directly into the new version.

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by madtheory » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:06 pm

It would only seem like a dead product if one doesn't take more than a passing glance at it. When I was trying the demo they helped me out a lot via email. Superb service, they (almost) always implemented suggestions and fixed the few bugs. So I've been using it since 2009. Looking forward to this upgrade.

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by Smoking_Gnu » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:01 pm

What are the differences between the essentials and standard versions? (Outside of VST support.)

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by griffin avid » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:24 pm

After some digging, I found this page

http://www.squest.com/Products/MidiQuest11/Compare.html

Awesome program. It lead to my pursuit of every rack version I could find.
Great for saving space and was much cheaper.
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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by Smoking_Gnu » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:15 pm

Good to see. What does "advanced editing" mean? Would the essential version not have access to editing certain parameters on a given synth?

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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by griffin avid » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:51 pm

Good question. I would probably ask detailed questions on their support forum.
http://support.soundquest.org/

I know a rep has replied in this thread, but it might be good to have that response archived on their own site so perspective buyers can get the info too.
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Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Post by SoundQuest » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:21 pm

All of the parameters for each editor are available for editing regardless of the version of Midi Quest.

The difference is in additional options to edit those parameters. Editing features that are exclusive to the standard and Pro versions of Midi Quest include:

- auditionable undo history
- multiple parameter copy/paste/force fill including definable copy groups
- remote editing using CC and NRPN values (e.g. from hardware controllers)
- remote editing using OSC
- individual parameter randomization (there is a patch generator in the Essentials bank editor)
- alternate edit buffers
- block copy/swap

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