4drX has released version 1.0.3 of VirtualKeyboard, a flexible virtual keyboard plugin for Windows and Mac.
The update lets you change the color of the highlighted notes and save it with your project. Your custom settings can now also be saved as default so you can load the plugin with your favorite setup in new projects.
You may find VirtualKeyboard useful to display a Midi file in a standard keyboard layout, to show what you are playing in your video demos, or to send new notes by clicking on its keys if you don’t have a Midi controller.
- Insert it as a Midi Instrument, Effect or Logic Midi Effect 32/64bit plugin anywhere in your mix.
- Stop the cursor in your DAW and still see what notes were being played (note that most virtual keyboards will clear all notes when you press stop).
- Visualize the Soft, Sostenuto and Sustain pedals and play them (or hide them by setting “Pedal Height” to 0).
- Filter the Midi input by Channel (show only notes of a particular Midi channel).
- Change the color of the highlighted notes.
- Resize it: drag its bottom-right corner to change the key height and number of included octaves or increase and decrease the key width, pedal width and pedal height.
- Restore your settings (size, number of octaves and lower key) when you open your project later.
- Save your settings as default.
- Hide all settings to show only the keyboard by clicking anywhere on the keyboard while holding the cmd(mac) or ctrl(windows) key.
- Use it to trigger notes with different velocities (clicking at a different height of each key or using the “velocity” setting to send constant velocities).
VirtualKeyboard is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 15 EUR.