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1 # mdaPiano
2
3 This is an LV2 port of the mdaPiano VSTi (not to be confused with the
4 [mdaEPiano](/lv2/mdaepiano.html)). The original VST that this port is based on
5 was written by Paul Kellett.
6
7
8 ## Compiling
9
10 To compile the mda Piano plugin, just execute the following statement:
11
12 make && sudo make install
13
14 This will copy the compiled plugin to `/usr/local/lib/lv2`. To change
15 the target prefix, pass the `PREFIX` variable to `make`.
16
17 To build the mda EPiano plugin, pass `TYPE=mdaEPiano` to `make`:
18
19 make TYPE=mdaEPiano
20 sudo make install TYPE=mdaEPiano
21
22 **NOTE**: you will need the [lvtoolkit libraries](http://lvtoolkit.org) to
23 compile this plugin.
24
25
26 ## Connecting
27
28 You will need an LV2 host to use the plugin. I'm using `jalv.gtk`:
29
30 jalv.gtk http://elephly.net/lv2/mdaPiano
31
32 You should now be able to connect your MIDI device to the plugin via JACK. Also
33 don't forget to connect the plugin's stereo output to your system's outputs:
34
35 jack_connect system:playback_1 mdaPiano:left
36 jack_connect system:playback_2 mdaPiano:right
37
38 I provide a simple connect script with the code which does these things
39 automatically.
40
41
42 ## License
43
44 The original mda VST plug-ins by Paul Kellett are released under the
45 MIT license or under the GPL "either version 2 of the License, or (at
46 your option) any later version". The LV2 ports of the mdaPiano and
47 mdaEPiano plugins by rekado are released under GPLv3, or (at your
48 option) any later version.
49
50
51 ## Download
52
53 [Fetch the source here](https://gitorious.org/lv2-synths/lv2-mdametapiano).
54 The latest
55 [release tarball can be downloaded here](https://gitorious.org/lv2-synths/lv2-mdametapiano/archive/0.0.2.tar.gz).