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Setup

Forager

After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Make two new MIDI tracks.
Step 2: Apply the Forager plugin onto one track, and apply your MIDI instrument of choice to the other.
Step 3: On the “Midi From” drop down on your instrument track, change from “All Ins” and select the MIDI track that Forager is on.
Step 4: Still on the instrument track, change the dropdown that says "Post FX" to "Forager". Then, change the “Monitor” setting from “Auto” to “In”.
Step 5: Arm the Forager track for recording.

Forager is now ready for use

After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Create an Instrument track
Step 2: In the inspector of your instrument track, click MIDI FX, and select Audio Units > HarvestPluginsLLC > Forager
Step 3: Be sure the instrument track is armed

Forager is now ready for use

How to Record Your MIDI in Logic
The use of lightweight plugin MIDI FX Freeze is recommended as a simple way to copy the chord result into Logic.
Failing that, you may want to try the instructions in this video

Why isn't Forager appearing in Logic?
If Forager does not appear in Logic, try the following instructions:
1: Go to Macintosh HD/Users/Library/Caches and move the com.apple.audiounits.cache file to the trash and empty the trash bin. Be sure Logic is closed while doing this.
2: After you've emptied the recycle bin, without opening Logic, restart the computer.
3: After restart, you can launch Logic and check for Forager.
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Make two new MIDI tracks.
Step 2: Apply the Forager plugin onto one track, and apply your MIDI instrument of choice to the other.
Step 3: On the “Midi From” drop down on your instrument track, change from “All Ins” and select the MIDI track that Forager is on.
Step 4: Arm the Forager track for recording.

Forager is now ready for use. If you are experiencing timing issues in Cubase, please see our tips found here.
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Insert FL Studio's Patcher plugin into a track.
Step 2: In Patcher, right click to insert Forager. Then, right click to insert your instrument of choice
Step 3: Connect From FL Studio > Forager > Instrument > To FL Studio.
Step 4: Click the Gear icon to open the Settings in Forager's plug-in window. Change the Output Port number to any number.

Forager is now ready for use

After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Drag Forager from the Instrument window into your timeline.
Step 2: Drag your instrument of choice from the Instrument window into your timeline.
Step 3: On your instrument's track, expand the height of the track to make the Input selector visible.
Step 4: Change Input from "All Inputs" to "Forager"
Step 5: Select the Forager track so it's highlighted and armed
Step 6: Arm the instrument track, ensuring both tracks are armed.

Forager is now ready for use
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: On an empty track, click "FX" to open your effects browser.
Step 2: Select Forager from your list of effects.
Step 3: Click "Add..." from your effects window to add your instrument of choice.
Step 4: Once your instrument is chosen, click the input selector on the track and select "Input: MIDI > All MIDI Inputs > All Channels"
Step 5: Arm your track and enable Record Monitoring.

Forager is now ready for use
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Drag Forager from the VST window to create a new track in your timeline
Step 2: Drag your instrument of choice from the VST window to create a second track in your timeline
Step 3: Show I/O Routing by clicking the button at the bottom left of the Tracks window
Step 4: On Forager's track, change the Output from "Master" to "Tracks > [YOUR INSTRUMENT TRACK NAME]"
Step 5: Click Forager's track so that it is highlighted.

Forager is ready for use
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Drag Forager from the VST window to create a new track in your timeline. Click "OK"
Step 2: Drag your instrument of choice from the VST window to create a second track in your timeline. Click "OK"
Step 3: Expand the instrument track so that Input options are visible.
Step 4: Change the instrument's input from "Omni" to "Forager1Omni" by selecting "Forager 1 > MIDI Omni"
Step 5: Click "Input Echo" to change setting from "Auto" to "On"
Step 6: Click Forager's track to select it.

Forager is now ready for use
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: On an instrument track, click the Keyboard icon next to the Mute button
Step 2: Select Forager from your list of instruments
Step 3: In the same window, under instruments, click the down arrow next to the words "Select Synth", and select your instrument of choice
Step 4: Click the gear icon in Forager's row
Step 5: Click "Show Plug-in" to see Forager's interface

Forager is now ready for use
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder,

Step 1: Create a new project and drag Forager to Track 1 to the left of the Volume and Pan controls.
Step 2: Drag a VST instrument to Track 2
Step 3: Right click on the Input Device Selector on the left of Track 2 and select MIDI Tracks -> Track 1
Step 4: Arm Track 2 and start recording.
Step 5: Rewind the track, disable Forager to play the recorded midi notes.
After you have completed the standard process of installing the plugin into your chosen plugins folder

Step 1: Create a new project where a Basic Synth track and rack are inserted automatically. (The Basic Synth can be replaced with any other instrument)
Step 2: Drag your instrument to a lower slot in the rack
Step 3: Insert Forager in the rack’s fist slot and Mulab’s Event Recorder module in the next rack slot
Step 4: Start recording. The Event Recorder automatically creates a sub-track for the recorded MIDI notes
Step 5: Rewind the track, deactivate Forager and the Event Recorder to play the recorded MIDI notes

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is Forager available for Logic Pro X, or in an AU format?
A: This information is not known as of now!

Q: Is Forager compatible with Pro Tools?
A: Pro Tools compatibility a goal but there is no estimated time frame as of now.

Q: Is Forager compatible with Reason?
A: Unfortunately Reason is not supported because it does not support third-party MIDI routing.

Q: Is Harvest compatible with Cantabile/Digital Performer/etc?
A: If your DAW supports the VST or AU format, there's a very good chance that Harvest will work in your DAW. If you're unsure, we recommend testing it with Harvest Mini (which is free).

Q: Is Forager 32-bit or 64-bit?
A: Forager is 64-bit and can only be used in 64-bit environments.

How to Add a Plugin to Your DAW



To get advice specific to your DAW, I would recommend searching online "how to install plugins in [your DAW]". However, the process is usually pretty consistent across DAWs. The main idea is this: your DAW looks into a folder for it's third party plugins (like Harvest). You can usually set what this folder is, and you must have the plugin in the folder for it to work.
  • First, find out what folder your DAW is looking for plugins. This can usually be done by going into the Settings or Preferences of your DAW, and often there is a section for Plugins.
  • Once you know what folder to use, run the Forager Installer. After inputting the activation code, the installer will ask where it should place Forager.dll (PC) or Forager.vst (Mac). Select the file path that your DAW is looking at. You may need to use a "Scan for Plugins" function, or restart the DAW for the Plugin list to be updated. If done correctly, Harvest will show up in the Plugins section in your DAW.
  • The Forager.dll or Forager.vst files do not need to be placed by the installer for it to work: as long as they end up in the folder somehow.

Logic Troubleshooting

Often, Logic X will have a hard time detecting a new plugin. If Forager fails to load in Logic, try the following:

  • Close Logic
  • Go to Macintosh HD/Users/Library/Caches and move the com.apple.audiounits.cache file to the trash and empty the trash bin.
  • After you've emptied the recycle bin, without opening Logic, restart the computer.
  • After restart, you can launch Logic and check for Forager.