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Setup

Harvest

Ableton Live

Step 1: Make two new MIDI tracks. Apply the Harvest plugin onto one track and apply a MIDI instrument to the other.

Step 2: On the “Midi From” drop down on your instrument track, change from “All Ins” and select the MIDI track that Harvest is on.

Step 3: Still on the instrument track, change the dropdown that says "Post FX" to "Harvest".

Then, change the “Monitor” setting from “Auto” to “In”.

Step 4: Arm the Harvest track for recording.

Harvest is now ready for use in Ableton Live.

Logic Pro X

Step 1: Create a track and select an instrument.

Step 2: In the inspector of your instrument track, click MIDI FX, and select Audio Units > HarvestPluginsLLC > Harvest


Step 3: Be sure the instrument track is armed

Harvest is now ready for use in Logic Pro X. How do I record MIDI in Logic?

FL Studio

Step 1: Insert FL Studio's Patcher plugin into a track.

Step 2: In Patcher, right click to insert Harvest.

Then, right click to insert your instrument of choice.

Step 3: Connect From FL Studio > Harvest > Instrument > To FL Studio.

Step 4: Click the Gear icon to open the Settings in Harvest’s plug-in window. Change the Output Port number to any number.


Harvest is now ready for use in FL Studio.

Studio One

Step 1: Make two new instrument tracks. Apply the Harvest plugin onto one track and apply a MIDI instrument to the other.

Step 2: On your instrument's track, expand the height of the track to make the Input selector visible.

Step 3: Change Input from "All Inputs" to "Harvest"

Step 4: Select the Harvest track so it's highlighted and armed

Step 5: Arm the instrument track, ensuring both tracks are armed.

Harvest is now ready for use in Studio One.

Cubase

Step 1: Make two new MIDI tracks. Apply the Harvest plugin onto one track, and apply your MIDI instrument of choice to the other.

Step 2: On the “Midi From” drop down on your instrument track, change from “All Ins” and select the MIDI track that Harvest is on.

Step 3: Arm the Harvest track for recording.

Harvest is now ready for use in Cubase.

Reaper

Step 1: On an empty track, click "FX" to open your effects browser.

Step 2: Select Harvest from your list of effects.

Step 3: Click "Add..." from your effects window to add your instrument of choice.


Step 4: Arm your track and enable Record Monitoring.

Harvest is now ready for use in Reaper.

Bitwig

Step 1: Create two new instrument tracks; one with Forager and one with your instrument of choice.

Step 2: Show I/O Routing by clicking the button at the bottom left of the Tracks window.

Step 3: On Harvest's track, change the Output from "Master" to "Tracks > [YOUR INSTRUMENT TRACK NAME]".

Step 4: Click Harvest's track so that it is highlighted.

Harvest is ready for use in Bitwig.

Cakewalk

Step 1: Create two tracks: one with Harvest, and one with your instrument.

Step 2: Expand the instrument track so that Input options are visible.


Step 3: Change the instrument's input from "Omni" to "Harvest1Omni" by selecting "Harvest 1 > MIDI Omni".

Step 4: Click "Input Echo" and change the setting from "Auto" to "On".

Step 5: Click Harvest's track to select it.

Harvest is now ready for use in Cakewalk.

Mixcraft

Step 1: On an instrument track, click the Keyboard icon next to the Mute button.

Step 2: Select Harvest 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.

Harvest is now ready for use in Mixcraft.

Waveform

Step 1: Create two new instrument tracks and drag Harvest to Track 1 to the left of the Volume and Pan controls. Then, drag your instrument to Track 2.

Step 2: Right click on the Input Device Selector on the left of Track 2 and select MIDI Tracks -> Track 1

Step 3: Arm Track 2

Harvest is now ready for use in Waveform.

MuLab

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 Harvest in the rack’s first slot.

Harvest is now ready for use in MuLab.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can you drag MIDI from the plugin into the DAW timeline?
A: Not at this time but this feature is our top priority.

Q: Is Harvest available for Logic Pro X, or in an AU format?
A: Yes! As of 1.0.5, Harvest can now be used with Logic Pro X.

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

Q: Is Harvest 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 Harvest 32-bit or 64-bit?
A: Harvest 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.
Harvest Full

  • 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 Harvest Installer. After inputting the activation code, the installer will ask where it should place Harvest.dll (PC) or Harvest.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 Harvest.dll or Harvest.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.

Harvest Mini

  • 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.
  • Unzip the Harvest Mini.zip folder. Find the Harvest Mini.dll (PC) or the Harvest Mini.vst (Mac) file and place it into the Plugins folder found in your DAW settings. 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 Mini will show up in the Plugins section in your DAW.

Logic Troubleshooting

Often, Logic X will have a hard time detecting a new plugin. If Harvest fails to load in Logic, try logging out and logging back into your computer.