Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

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Rob351
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Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by Rob351 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:07 am

Hi Folks,

ToneBoosters has a suite of plug-ins, including a DeEsser, that look very nice and the package is about $20. But, while the maker says you can insall on a Mac and directly use it with any DAW, I thought I'd better check to see if it really installs and works with Audacity. So, has anyone had success?

https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_trackessentials_v3.html

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Rob

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Re: Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by Trebor » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:45 am

toneboosters wrote:Free OS X plug-in installer
Version 1.2.4 (Dec 08, 2018)
All plug-ins in a single package
Intel CPU, OS X 10.10 or higher
VST, AAX or AU compatible host
64 bit host program (DAW)
https://www.toneboosters.com/download.html

Currently Audacity is 32-bit & only accepts 32-bit plugins, (even if your machine is 64 bit).

64-bit Audacity isn't far away ...
audacityteam.org wrote: We are working on a 64-bit version for Mac for 2.3.1.
https://www.audacityteam.org/audacity-2-3-0-released/

Rob351 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:07 am
ToneBoosters has a suite of plug-ins, including a DeEsser ...
There's a free ToneBoosters 32-bit de-esser plugin : "TB Sibalance" [sic] ...
https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/fr ... -cm-632437

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Re: Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by Rob351 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 pm

Thanks! So, If I correctly understand, ToneBoosters plug-ins are for 64-bit DAWs only, but Audacity for Mac is currently 32-bit, so if I wish to use those plug-ins, I either need to use them on my Windows 10 64-bit system with 64-bit Audacity, or be patient and wait for 64-bit Audacity on Mac. Is that correct?

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Re: Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by Trebor » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:50 pm

Rob351 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Thanks! So, If I correctly understand, ToneBoosters plug-ins are for 64-bit DAWs only ...
Apparently all the ToneBooster's plugins currently on their website are 64-bit.
Some of the old 32-bit ToneBooster plugins are floating about elsewhere on the internet.
Rob351 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 pm
... if I wish to use those plug-ins, I either need to use them on my Windows 10 64-bit system with 64-bit Audacity ...
As far as I'm aware there's no 64-bit Audacity for Windows as yet either ...
audacityteam wrote:Please note that for Windows and Mac, Audacity is only available as a 32-bit application that may be used on 32-bit or 64-bit systems. 64-bit builds will be available in due course.
https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

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Re: Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by Rob351 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:06 am

Thanks! I'll get the 32-bit version for now.

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Re: Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by waxcylinder » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Trebor wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:50 pm
As far as I'm aware there's no 64-bit Audacity for Windows as yet either ...
audacityteam wrote:Please note that for Windows and Mac, Audacity is only available as a 32-bit application that may be used on 32-bit or 64-bit systems. 64-bit builds will be available in due course.
We are currently working on a 64-bit version for Mac - it is planned for the upcoming 2.3.1 Audacity release.

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Re: Does Toneboosters Track Essentials 3 work with Audacity for Mac?

Post by johnro43 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:22 pm

Thanks much ... and relief ... I can go forward with confidence producing the first in a series (currently 3) of audiobooks.

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