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4.15 3rd-party VST (Windows) and AU (Mac) audio setup

SmartScore hosts third-party sound libraries compiled for VST (for Windows) and Audio Units (for Macintosh). Some sound libraries may not be supported.

a. Go to the Playback menu again and select VST or AU Setup. Push Add and browse to the plug in folder created when your sound library was installed. If the plug-in folder cannot be located, reinstall the library and be sure to install the audio plug-in.

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FIGURE 4 - 34: VST (Win) and AU (Mac) Setup


b. Go to Playback menu and select MIDI Devices. Click on “VST Plugins” (Win) or “Audio Units” (Mac) from inside the Output window. Click OK.

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FIGURE 4 - 35: Playback > MIDI Devices


c. To return to your computer’s wavetable sound set, open Playback > MIDI Devices and reselect the desired driver.

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Once the desired plug-in is selected, push OK. In the main ENF view, push the VST (or AU) button in the Toolbar to open the plug-in player.


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4.15.1 MIDI Setup

It may be necessary to identify the MIDI device attached to your system in order for SmartScore to play General MIDI instruments. In the Playback menus, select MIDI Devices and choose General MIDI or MIDI Mapper. Most computers today provide built-in MIDI synthesis. This allows you to select and play General MIDI (GM) sounds without installing an outboard synthesizer or soundcard.


To set the MIDI input and output devices,

a. Select MIDI Devices from the Playback menu. The MIDI Devices window will open.

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FIGURE 4 - 36: Playback > MIDI Devices


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b. Click on the MIDI Output device you wish to use for MIDI playback. The MIDI device window will display all installed MIDI device drivers.

c. If you intend to record in SmartScore, select the desired MIDI recording device/ interface in Input window.

NOTE: If the desired device is not listed in the MIDI Devices window make sure your MIDI device driver has been properly installed.

d. Press OK to set the selected MIDI devices as your MIDI sources.

NOTE: You may need to close any open MIDI programs. Some MIDI programs prevent playback by blocking the MIDI Out port.

4.15.2 Audio MIDI Setup (Macintosh)

To access Audio MIDI Setup in Mac OS X, locate “Utilities” folder inside the “Applica- tions” folder. Double-click on Audio MIDI Setup.

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FIGURE 4 - 37: Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup (Mac)


If you have external MIDI devices installed such as an external synthesizer module and MIDI interface, they should appear as icons in the window. Using your mouse, drag the “Out” arrow of the source device to the “In” arrow of the receiving device and vice-versa. Internal connections should then be established. Close Audio MIDI Setup.f

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FIGURE 4 - 38: Connecting MIDI Devices in Audio MIDI Setup


With SmartScore ENF file open on your Mac, go to Playback menu, click and select Play- back at the bottom of the list. Choose CoreMIDI Playback to activate devices connected in Audio MIDI Setup. To activate built-in soft-synthesizer (Macintosh QuickTime Musical Instruments), choose QT Internal Playback.


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