NEW! Dodo MIDI 2 has arrived, now with better support for Ableton Live, Studio One, and Cubase!
If you are upgrading from the previous version, please watch the new Quick Start video because setup is done differently with Dodo MIDI 2!
Welcome to the Voice to Synth revolution!
What is Dodo MIDI?
Dodo MIDI is a free voice to MIDI plugin, it detects the incoming audio, which can be voice or musical instruments, and controls the pitch and volume of any synthesizer or sampler you connect to it.
What sets it apart from all the other audio to MIDI software packages available, is that it really works incredibly well and is extremely useful as a live musical instrument!
For the first time, you can play (almost) any synthesizer or sampler just by using your voice, with imperceptible latency, and exceedingly accurate control over legato, slides and articulation.
Dodo MIDI isn’t a gimmick or toy Audio to MIDI software, it is a state of the art MIDI controller designed from the bottom up to be used by professional musicians in live performances, music producers and sound designers looking to expand their arsenal of creative tools.
Dodo MIDI 2.0 – released November 11, 2021
BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD Please note: Dodo MIDI will only work well if you configure it properly to work with your synthesizer, please see the tutorial section for instructions
Dodo MIDI currently does not work in Logic Pro and FL Studio.
How to use Dodo MIDI
There are 2 important things you need to know when using Dodo MIDI:
- In order for the music to be in tune, you MUST configure the synthesizer that Dodo MIDI sends MIDI event to:
Change the pitch bend range to 24 semitones. This is possible in most synthesizers and samplers, as an example see this screen shot showing how to change it in the Odin 2 synthesizer. Below you’ll find video guides showing how to do that in several synths.
- The old Dodo MIDI (1.6) included 2 plugins: Dodo MIDI, and Dodo MIDI Second Part, but Dodo MIDI 2.0 does not include Dodo MIDI Second Part, instead you should use two instances of Dodo MIDI:
For the plugin to work properly, add Dodo MIDI 2 before the synth (or in some DAWs configure the synth to receive MIDI from Dodo MIDI ), and enable master mode in the plugin, and then add another instance of Dodo MIDI 2 after the synth, disable master mode, and set the port number to be the same as the first (master) plugin instance.
If you add more tracks with Dodo MIDI, give each pair of Dodo MIDI instances their own port number.
See this screenshot highlighting the master and port configuration, and watch the videos below showing how to configure Dodo MIDI 2 in Reaper, Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, and Cubase 11.
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