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Setup


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 Harvest 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 Harvest is on.
Step 4: Still on the instrument track, change the “Monitor” setting from “Auto” to “In”.
Step 5: Arm the Harvest track for recording.

Harvest is now ready for use

If using the setup described in "Setting up in Ableton", simply arming the instrument track you wish to record and pressing record in Ableton is an efficient way to "print" your sequence onto your instrument track.

It is also possible to access a user-created folder in Ableton's file browser. If set up, exporting MIDI clips would look like this:



To set this up, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Create a new folder, in any safe location of your choice.
Step 2: Click "Add Folder..." under "Places" in Ableton's file browser and locate the folder you created in step 1.
Step 3: In Harvest, select the menu in the top right corner. Select "pick directory" and locate the same folder created in step 1.

Having done this, all MIDI files created in Harvest will be easily accessible in Ableton's file browser. Saving MIDI files this way is slightly more accurate.


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 > Harvest
Step 3: Be sure the instrument track is armed

Harvest is now ready for use

It is possible to access a user-created folder in Logic Pro's file browser. If set up, exporting MIDI clips would look like this:



To set this up, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Create a new folder, in any safe location of your choice.
Step 2: In Logic, click All Files in the Browser. Navigate to the folder created in Step 1.
Step 3: Click Bookmark on your folder.
Step 4: In Harvest, select the menu in the top right corner. Select "pick directory" and locate the same folder created in step 1.

Having done this, all MIDI files created in Harvest will be easily accessible in Logic Pro's file browser, under All Files > Bookmarks. Saving MIDI files this way is slightly more accurate as well.


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 Harvest 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 Harvest is on.
Step 4: Arm the Harvest track for recording.

Harvest is now ready for use. If you are experiencing timing issues in Cubase, please see our tips found here.
If using the setup described in "Setting up in Cubase", simply arming the instrument track you wish to record and pressing record in Cubase is an efficient way to "print" your sequence onto your instrument track.

It is also possible to access a user-created folder in Cubase's file browser. If set up, exporting MIDI clips would look like this:



To set this up, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Create a new folder, in any safe location of your choice.
Step 2: In Cubase's "Media" window, select "File Browser". Use the "This Computer" dropdown to locate the folder created in Step 1
Step 3: Press the Add Favorite button near the top of the browser.
Step 4: In Harvest, select the menu in the top right corner. Select "pick directory" and locate the same folder created in step 1.

Having done this, all MIDI files created in Harvest will be easily accessible in Cubase's file browser, under Favorites. Saving MIDI files this way is slightly more accurate.


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 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

It is possible to access a user-created folder in FL's file browser. If set up, exporting MIDI clips would look like this:



To set this up, perform the following steps:

Step 1: On your computer, create a new folder in any safe location of your choice. Copy the file path.
Step 2: In FL Studio, open Options > File Settings.
Step 3: Paste the file path of the folder created in step 1 in the section labeled "Browser extra search folders".

Having done this, all MIDI files created in Harvest will be easily accessible in FL Studio's file browser. Saving MIDI files this way is slightly more accurate, too.

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

Step 1: Drag Harvest 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 "Harvest"
Step 5: Select the Harvest track so it's highlighted and armed
Step 6: Arm the instrument track, ensuring both tracks are armed.

Harvest 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 Harvest 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.

Harvest is now ready for use

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

Step 1: Drag Harvest 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 Harvest's track, change the Output from "Master" to "Tracks > [YOUR INSTRUMENT TRACK NAME]"
Step 5: Click Harvest's track so that it is highlighted.

Harvest is ready for use

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

Step 1: Drag Harvest 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 "Harvest1Omni" by selecting "Harvest 1 > MIDI Omni"
Step 5: Click "Input Echo" to change setting from "Auto" to "On"
Step 6: Click Harvest's track to select it.

Harvest 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 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
Step 4: Click the gear icon in Harvest's row
Step 5: Click "Show Plug-in" to see Harvest's interface

Harvest 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 Harvest 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 Harvest 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 Harvest 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 Harvest and the Event Recorder to play the recorded MIDI notes

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 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 VST 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.