A couple of VST plug-ins (that used to work in Audacity 1.3) now crash the Plug-in Manager when I try loading them in v 2.1.2.
The PC uses an Intel Core i5-4760 processor, running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. The plug-ins are Betabugs PhaseBug and PhaseBug Mono, which can be found here: http://www.betabugsaudio.com/plugs.php.
When I try enabling them, Plug-in Manager hangs without displaying the progress bar, and after several seconds, Windows’ “Audacity has stopped working” pop-up appears. It is possible to dismiss the pop-up and leave Audacity running, but the plug-in is not enabled. If I try enabling this plug-in along with others, the same thing happens, except that when I dismiss the “stopped working” pop-up, the progress graph appears, and the other plug-ins are enabled.
If I choose “View Problem Details” the following is shown:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: audacity.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.206
Application Timestamp: 5691052f
Fault Module Name: PhaseBug.dll
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 2a425e19
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00005e45
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 00c8
Additional Information 2: 00c8ac073877e089afafceb7b0c0d221
Additional Information 3: e78e
Additional Information 4: e78e26aae616bd1e5ccc6618e2eedc4d
I have no way to know whether the plug-in fully conforms to VST standards, or if Audacity may be the source of the problem. (I’m really an analog hardware guy; my specialty is radio transmitters.) I have found mention of VST issues in some of the release notes, but nothing specific to my problem.
I’ve tried several things, including reinstalling both Audacity and the plug-in, altering and/or deleting .cfg files, even had a peek at Windows Registry (though the only thing I changed there was to add a folder to the VST path.)
I really need to use this plug-in, but only on rare occasions, as it is the only freeware I’ve found that can variably rotate phase a full +/- 180°. It’s useful in restoring old recordings made using the “Haeco-CSG” system; I won’t bore everyone describing that.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.