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System Requirements

What are PCs for if you can make music with them so well?  The enormous computing power makes it possible.  No other system offers such favorable computing power as the PC.

Besides your PC you only need a keyboard instrument with MIDI out.  nimbu comes complete with 100 rhythms and 2 integrated synthesizers (sound modules) and is ready to play after a few settings.  You only need to be familiar with a PC and have already installed other PC programs.

In addition, nimbu is modular and equipped with many interfaces. So you can play incredible accompaniments on your keyboard instrument with Sync/Stop only. Or use high-end audio devices, sound modules and controllers of your choice. Or run nimbu on the latest tablets. Or as shown in the picture above with a touch screen connected to your PC.

You can even assemble the instruments. You can also play nimbu completely with a master keyboard only. If you don't have a keyboard yet, we recommend purchasing a KEYLAB61 master keyboard from the manufacturer ARTURIA.

Can be used with many systems. Also with top-class virtual (VSTi®) instruments.

Playing with this auto accompaniment, this music and these instruments is endless fun.

If you are interested, you should read the following requirements carefully. If you have any questions, just ask us here.


Your PC

The following 32- and 64-bit operating systems are prerequisites
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 11
  • (Microsoft und Windows are Registered Trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.)
As hardware a PC, notebook or tablet is required with at least
  • 2 Ghz clock rate or 1.8 Ghz for systems with 2 processor cores
  • 2 GB main memory
  • 2 USB interfaces for MIDI keyboard and nimbu USB license stick or USB hub
  • MIDI USB interface, if a keyboard or expander with 5-pin DIN MIDI socket is to be used
  • real-time HD audio device, which is built into most systems today, some even with optical output,
    optionally with WDM KS, ASIO®, Direct Sound or WASAPI driver
  • Screen with minimum horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels.
Control directly at the Instrument optionally via
  • Keyboard keys
  • Touch Screen
  • Windows Tablet or Notebook with Touch Screen, on which nimbu runs (1.8 Ghz are sufficient with 2 cores)
  • Master Keyboards, MIDI Controller und MID Pads
  • or WLAN with an additional
    • iPad® Tablet
    • Android® Tablet
    • Windows® Tablet
    • (iPad is Registered Trademark of Apple Inc., Android is Registered Trademark of Google Inc.)

nimbu has two integrated synthesizers that convert notes into instrument sounds in real time. nimbu lists the suitable audio devices so that you can select the device driver with a little instruction.


Your Sound

nimbu comes with a sound library for the instruments and is ready to play after a few settings. So-called Soundfont® libraries are used, which define an open standard. These libraries are available on the Internet in excellent quality at comparatively low cost, some even for free. Just search for "GM multilayer soundfonts". nimbu plays with soundfonts you provide.

You can use virtual (VSTi®) instruments by connecting nimbu to your VST system via a virtual MIDI cable such as loopMIDI. nimbu performs very efficiently. However, an appropriately powerful PC configuration is required to drive the authentic sounds of virtual VSTi® instruments in nimbu.

Basically nimbu uses the MIDI interfaces that are passed on to nimbu by the operating system. So if you are familiar with a MIDI or USB sound module or a MIDI keyboard, you should have no trouble using it as a sound module. nimbu takes over the settings from Cubase® Parser Files automatically.

Last but not least a powerful stereo amplifier with good loudspeakers is needed. The sound systems mentioned here produce an expressive sound and an excellent surround sound. Both, however, can only be fully exploited with a good amplifier and loudspeaker system.


Your Keyboard

Basically you can play nimbu with any keyboard instrument that has a MIDI OUT interface. It should have a keyboard range of at least 5 octaves.

Keyboards with and without auto accompaniment can also be used for sound generation, provided they have a MIDI IN and a MIDI OUT interface. If you already own an instrument or keyboard and are unsure, just ask us.

If you want your melody to sound on this instrument, your instrument must have a spilt keyboard function, if your chords should not sound on this instrument. Unless there are 2 manuals so that you can use one for the accompaniment. In both cases an additional mixer is required to mix melody and accompaniment upstream of the amp. This mixing function can also be done digitally in the PC.


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