Can I create a virtual MIDI keyboard that plays a .mid file?

I have the Piano VST Addictive Keys, and would like to be able to play .mid files using the sounds that this VST provides.

I thought I could use a virtual midi device as the input device for Addictive Keys.

  • What host are you using the VST in?
    – CL.
    Aug 31, 2017 at 14:39
  • @CL. I don't know what that means
    – minseong
    Aug 31, 2017 at 15:10
  • How are you currently using the VST? (Are you using it at all?)
    – CL.
    Aug 31, 2017 at 16:56
  • @CL. plugged my keyboard into my macbook
    – minseong
    Aug 31, 2017 at 16:58
  • There are drivers that create virtual MIDI ports, but you could use a VST MIDI player instead.
    – CL.
    Aug 31, 2017 at 17:58

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The easiest way to play a MIDI file with a VST plugin is to load it in some VST host (see here for a random list).

If you want to use a virtual MIDI port, you can create one with the IAC driver.

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    Nice, I was after the IAC driver. Now I can send synthesia output to IAC, and use IAC as Addictive Key's input.
    – minseong
    Sep 1, 2017 at 13:02

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