I searched for any posts on using Bome's MT to interface Roland's VK-8M module to the VB3 VST. Didn't find any so I'm posting my experience over the weekend.
I downloaded the MT Pro trial version, installed it, routed it to my MIDI interface's out, with the MIDI interfaces IN connected to the VK-8M's MIDI out. That was enough to start moving the VK-8M's controls and monitor it's MIDI out commands in MT's Log window. I examined what was coming out of the VK-8M, a combination of exclusive SysEx and CC# commands, and was able to easily program MT in about 30min to translate them and start controlling the VB3. Yippeee!!!!! :-) Had some help from Steve. Thanks Steve!!!!!
The VK-8M is a beautiful module with Hammond like drawbars and controls. Check out the attached photo. It does have it's own B3 sound, but if you're a long long long time Hammond purest like me, the VK-8M's sound is just ok. The VB3 VST on the other hand is a monster! It's a screaming Hammond plugin!
So you can imagine how tickled I was to finally be able control VB3's drawbars in real time without a mouse!! Just like on one of my old Hammonds. Thank you Bome!
**** Anybody have any experience with the VK-8M, would sure like to hear from you. ****
I'll keep adding to my MT project until all the VK-8M controls are mapped to VB3 controls. If anyone's interested I'll attach the project here when it's completed.
There are many useful Roland products that Midi Translator can resurrect from the dead. My next MT projects will be translating my Roland SI-24 and VS-2480 consoles to interface with my DAW. Both those have motorized faders. (already have the faders, buttons, alpha knobs and transport buttons and jog knob working)
More later. :-)