Can the Waves Clarity VX plugin work in Audacity v2.4.2 or v3.4 under Windows10? If Yes, what setup is needed to do so?
I currently use Audacity v2.4.2 on Windows 10, just downloaded Clarity VX, then learned that Waves doesn’t officially support Audacity. I’ve tried to make VX work with Audacity anyway – unsuccessfully so far. FWIW, Waves tech support says the current Clarity version is a VST3 but a VST2 version is also downloaded with it. (Note: I don’t understand VSTs or how different VST versions differ.)
Here is what I’ve seen and tried so far:
– After downloading, Clarity VX (and maybe other Waves plugins) apparently resides in folder: C>Program Files (x86)>Waves>PluginsV14.
– I copied folder C>Program Files (x86)>Waves>PluginsV14 to Program Files (x86) >Audacity>Plug-Ins.
– After opening Audacity, in Audacity Effect>Add/Remove Plug-ins, listing All shows Clarity VX with path: C:\Program files (x86)\Audacity\plug-ins
– Clicking Enable then OK for ClarityVX yields this error message: “Effect or command at [that path] failed to register. Could not load the library.”
At this point I’m stuck. If I should have done something different here, please clarify. If Clarity VX should work OK with Audacity v3.4, what should I do to install Clarity for v3.4?
Because 64-bit Audacity can only use 64-bit plugins
and 32-bit Audacity can only use 32-bit plugins,
I have two versions of Audacity so I can use old & new plugins.
[ I recommend keeping them separate: unzipped into their own folders, rather than installed ].
I just installed the 64-bit version of Audacity v3.2.4. It lives in folder ProgramFiles\Audacity. Plugin Manager showed Clarity VX as available both for Mono and Stereo. I enabled the mono version for voiceover since I record only mono tracks.
After that, Clarity VX was briefly available to use on a recorded track in v3.2.4 and worked effectively, but has now disappeared from the list of enabled effects. Plugin Manager still shows Clarity VX in both mono and stereo versions, and I again enabled the Mono version which now shows accordingly as Enabled in Plugin Manager. However, the Effects list does NOT include Clarity VX despite what Plugin Manager shows, so I can’t use it. This is mystifying.