I am running Audacity 3.0.0 on a current/updated version of WIndows 10. In my first try I copied the file Amplitube 5.dll from my VSTPlugins folder into D:Programs\Audacity\plugins and I could not successfully enable that VST. D: is the drive containing Audacity. I then copied the dll into the relevant AppData\Roaming\audacity\Plug-ins folder (and disabled the first dll, although it has been deleted from the D: path in audacity). I still cannot enable this VST where I get the dialog box in the jpeg that I have attached to this (after hitting OK).
I have never installed anything into Audacity so user error is very likely here. Ideas on how to proceed - thanks.
I typically use Amplitube in standalone mode and I had just assumed that Audacity loopback recording would allow me to record the digital audio stream going to my PC speakers from Audacity. As best as I can determine because Audacity does not support ASIO (unless you do your own custom build from available source code), that does not work.
So I was hoping that I could achieve this via the plug-in route. At this point that also looks impossible (not totally sure about that yet). So either mic’ing my speakers or a different DAW are probably my options (if I want to stay w/Amplitube). Or maybe something like Voicemeeter Banana is an answer.
FWIW, I completely uninstalled AT5 and reinstalled. At this point I can bring up AT5 as a plug-in. And it looks like this will be for post-processing only. I can live with that but I have a huge amount to learn WRT the differences between the Standalone version and plug-in version of AT5.
ps. WASAPI loopback was my original plan here. That seems to not work with AT5 and I think (but do not know) that this is an ASIO issue. I understand that this could be fixed if I were to recompile/build a ASIO enabled AT5 from available source code. I don’t plan on doing that.
Plugged in to other software, (not Audacity), real-time use would be possible, (just like standalone).
It’s a limitation of Audacity that effects are all post, not live.
If WASAPI is not working try Stereo Mix, it’s essentially the same thing: it’s the sound coming out of the computer.
Stereo Mix (or alias thereof) may be hidden, here’s how to reveal it (if you have it) … https://youtu.be/or4mQZ5sPmw