So i downloaded gsnap and as told in multiple tutorials copied the dll into the plugins folder, then enabled it, and restarted the program… Didn’t work. I’ve tried a lot of things. Does anyone know what to do? Thanks.
Ensure that you have the 32-bit version of GSnap.
If you require further help, please state which version of Windows you are using,
and the exact three-section version of Audacity from “Help menu > About Audacity”.
It took awhile to get GSnap to work after reading some of the other posts found on this forum. Here are the steps that I took to get it to work (not in that order as I had to try several different things to get it to work):
- Download the 32-bit version of GSnap and unzip it in its own folder somewhere on your computer, not in its destination for Audacity.
- Copy the dll file.
- Open up the folder called C > Users > <your_user_name> > AppData > Roaming > Audacity >Plug-ins
- Paste dll in that folder.
- Open Audacity and open Edit > Preferences.
- Under Effects, make sure the VST is selected. Under Maximum effects per group (0 to disable) > , enter in a number greater than 0. See the field provided where is says “(0 to disable)” - this should mean that if it is not a number greater than 0, it will not work.
- Open the following: Effect > Add/Remove Plug-ins.
- Scroll down to GSnap. Select the correct GSnap by checking the file path to see that it matches the file location provided above. Click Enable. Click OK.
- Make a recording then select the portion you want corrected. The GSnap VST effect was found under Effects > Plug-ins 1 to 10 > GSnap. Follow a tutorial or the manual for changing the settings and applying the VST effect.
Even though my Audacity is a 64-bit program, GSnap 64-bit will not work here. You can check to see if your Audacity is 32-bit or 64-bit by checking the folder where it is installed.
32-bit Audacity: C > Program Files > Audacity
64-bit Audacity: c > Program Files (x86) > Audacity
This information might be important for other circumstances when using Audacity.
The official releases of Audacity are currently 32-bit only. 64-bit builds should be available soon, but there have been no official 64-bit builds to date.
Here is the link to one of the other posts that helped me to understand how to get the GSnap VST working on my PC:
Thanks to those people.
Thanks for that information. I had misunderstood the difference between the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. I see that Audacity is installed in the Program Files (x86) directory which I now know to be for 32-bit programs. A websearch on the topic cleared that up.