V-Synth GT MidNam File

Those of us who use Pro Tools (and I think Digital Performer) for MIDI composition work, and who have external synthesizers, know all about having to use MidNam files. These files are the official MIDI Organization standard way to describe everything a synth can do and the names of all its patches and banks. The problem is there’s really no easy way to make these files (there used to be a great utility called CherryPicker, but it’s not compatible with modern Macs anymore; most other paid-for MIDI utilities are obsolete or rip-offs). If you have an old synth, it’s okay: Pro Tools comes with definitions for most synthesizers. If you have a new one, however, you’re high and dry.

Well I searched the net high and low looking for a MidNam file for my V-Synth GT and couldn’t find one, so I had to make my own. This took a very long time, and because of the unique nature of the V-Synth the file I made won’t work right “out of the box” for everyone (the V-Synth uses the idea of “Projects”, where a Project holds an entire set of 512 patches and you can (and will) swap them in and out with other projects at any time). I have a customized “Main” (or default) bank that I use, which isn’t exactly like the default one from the factory. I took out the sounds I didn’t like (to make it load faster) and added some of my own, so I’ve included my custom Main project in this download.

Since they updated this synth to Version 2, it’s included the GT_Analog project which has hundreds of very serious analog synth replica sounds. That project I use untouched directly from the factory, so I’ve included it in the MidNam file too as a different “Mode”. You’ll see it when you pull up the patch browser in Pro Tools.

Finally, there’s no point downloading this if you don’t have a V-Synth GT. You won’t be able to extract the sounds or get anything useful from it, since the V-Synth uses its own proprietary wave encoding process. So yeah don’t burn up my bandwidth just downloading this for fun. Haha.

Download: SugesMain_VSynthGTProject

Kurzweil PC3K MidNam

I couldn’t find an up-to-date MidNam file for the Kurzweil PC3K, so I’ve made one for that synth too. It’s for the default patches and banks for OS Version 2.03. Plus I’ve included empty patches for every program up to around patch #2000, so you can call-up patches you’ve created in the far banks.

Download: KurzweilPC3K8MidNam