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Using MuseScore 2.0 with VST instruments

29 August 2014 | 11:32 pm


In previous post I wrote a list of features I've implemented in MuseScore this summer. Now I made a demo of using MuseScore with VST instruments via JACK:

Yngwie Malmsteen - Far Beyond The Sun

Connections & Tracks

Connections in patchbay (clickable):

  1. Lead Guitar

    I used Suburban Guitarist for synthesizing clean guitar sound and then added a bit of distortion with Guitar Rig 5. Used preset: Solo Maker.

  2. Rhythm Guitar

    DSK Guitars Acoustic produced nice sound for the rhythm. Guitar Rig 5 with "Boosted Solo Metal" preset made dirty sound from that.

  3. Bass Guitar

    I used simple DSK BassZ plugin.

  4. Church Organ

    I've pre-recorded an organ staff using Church Organ 2nd VST(i) to demonstrate you using JACK Transport. I loaded this track into Ardour 3, and as you can see it started playing with MuseScore at the same time.

  5. Drums

    Superior drummer is a well-known plugin for the musicians. I used Rock Solid preset.

VSTs are runned by FeSTige, final mixing is done with jack_mixer.


MuseScore 2.0

jack2 1.9.10

Ardour 3

Catia 0.8.1

FeSTige 1.0.2

I recorded this video with SimpleScreenRecorder and edited with Kdenlive.

Used VST(i)

Suburban Guitarist

DSK Guitars Acoustic


Church Organ 2nd

Guitar Rig 5

Superior Drummer

Do you like it?

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  1. Comments (1):

  2. avatar
    pedroseq · 17 September 2014 | 11:40 am

    Hi Maxim,

    Sorry for the long absence...I got quite busy after vacations.

    Wow! Awesome, it's definitely a great work!! Your example is quite close to the kind of setup/usage workflow that I want, possibly using more tracks.

    Just out of curiosity, did you score this music from audio yourself, or did you find a MIDI file/notation score already available on the Internet?

    Best regards

    P.S: Regarding the automation tracks issue, I replied in Musescore's dev list.

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