I wrote the INSmaker utility to automatically create Cakewalk/Sonar .ins (instrument definition) files for some of my hardware synthesizers.

INSmaker supports the following instruments:

  • Access Virus, Virus Rack and Indigo
  • Ensoniq MR-Rack, MR-61, MR-76 and ZR-76
  • Korg TRITON, pro, proX, Rack, Studio, and KARMA
  • Kurzweil K2000, K2500 and K2600
  • Novation Nova, Nova Laptop, Nova II, Supernova, Supernova II
  • Roland JP-8000 and JP-8080

I do not plan to support any other instruments at this time. INSmaker does not generate instrument definition files for software synthesizers or any other synthesizers. Refer to the tutorial for more information.

INSmaker has been tested on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

INSmaker is distributed under the GPL free software license.

For more information and instructions for use, refer to the INS Maker tutorial.


Download INS Maker v1.2.9 (updated 03 Jul 2004, 1.3 MB)
Download v1.2.9 Source (updated 03 Jul 2004, 2.5 MB)