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    Importing MIDI and using sound fonts

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    Hello, Im new to cubase and dont know anything about the program. Im used to DAW'S like reaper kontakt and audacity. Im a guitarist and I compose songs and scores in Guitar Pro 6, and the quality is exceptional for what it does synthetically. But if you're producing a CD quality song the guitar parts, (mostly the distortions) sound weak and fake. This has plagued musicians for years since the interweb began and MIDI was new.

    My object is to take midi data and get as good a guitar distortion as I can. Some sound fonts use real guitar recordings. This is one of the best Ive found that uses a real les paul, (see link below) but I dont know how to make it work.

    Power Chords - SoundFont, Kontakt and EXS24 / SoundFont: guitar sampling and recordings

    Midi technology should be there. So the basic idea is I have created some raw midi data in guitar pro of the chords and tempo I want. So the idea is to import the raw MIDI data into CUBASE and color that with sound fonts or VSTI's. Which I dont know anything about. Right now Im struggling to get my MIDI data to play in cubase.

    I was told by the author of the guitar file above to somehow import kontakt into cubase as a plug in, and then open his file in kontakt.

    Please help out if you can. Thanks

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    googling "+free +soundfont player +vst" brings up Free VST Plugins: The Best Free Soundfont 2 / SF2 Players... (not used those,might be crap)

    load up a soundfont (.sf2) player VST into cubase,load your fonts into that (i used to use cakewalks SFZ,they gave away a version some time ago,Studio One 2/3 supports .sf2)

    but i think you might be better off with a dedicated guitar VSTi like the one this guy is using Shattered - Guillotine (Djent)

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    Right now i can import my midi into cubase and I see it visually, but i cant hear it. Its playing and theres a visual vu meter but i cant hear anything

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    Ok got it to work now I can hear it. Sound like crap though. Can I color it with a VST or a soundfont? .sf2?

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    yip,theres thousands of soundfonts out there,some are great ... personally ive never heard a good sounding soundfont guitar,your miliage may vary

    main thing is your up and running,least you can work on your stuff until the right vsti/font turns up

    spend some time googling virtual guitar vst ... some of em sound amazing,more realistic when played with a midi guitar Jam Origin | MIDI Guitar 2

    have fun

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