VST plugin problem!

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VST plugin problem!

Post by derek12 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:54 pm

Hi I am new to this forum :)

I have Mac OS X Lion and Audacity 2 installed from the DMG and I am not able to use DX Reverb light plugin from ANWIDA because it does not appear in the effects menu, I have moved the .vst file to Audacity plugin folder and I have checked the reescan plugin at the next restart but still won't appear, doe anyone know how to solve this?

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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by kozikowski » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:38 pm

How did you get the plugin download? Specifically. Koz

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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by derek12 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:54 pm

http://www.anwida.com/download.asp

DX Reverb Light
Mac OS X (VST)

Decompressed the .sit file and got the installer, custom directory to select /applications/audacity/plugins and the file "DX Reverb Light.vst" is created there (at first I've installed into the default directory (/library/audio/plug-ins/vst) but wasn't working so I tried to install into the plugins folders from Audacity, but Audacity won't recognize it (won't appear in the effects menu) despite trying everything :(

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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by kozikowski » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:31 pm

You used to need "VST Bridge" software to get Audacity to recognize VST plugins. Maybe that's still true.
http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/man ... st_install
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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by kozikowski » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:34 pm

No luck. If the plugin tries to launch fancy graphics right at the beginning, it's not going to load in Audacity. Audacity doesn't support VST graphics.
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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by derek12 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:00 pm

Hmm strange, I have tried with a friend's Windows computer and using Audacity 2 and DX Reverb and it loads and works fine even the GUI but on my Mac is impossible! Is the Audacity VST support for Mac more limited or something? Anyway I will try VST bridge. Thanks, I need this plugin because I tried it with Windows and gives good reverb effect that I cannot get with Gverb :)

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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by Trebor » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:16 am

Q: I installed the VST plug-ins for Mac but my host application does not recognize them. What's the problem?
A: The Mac plug-ins require MacOS X to work. If you are using MacOS X, check that your audio host application supports Mach-O plug-in format. This is required to use the plug-ins.
http://www.anwida.com/faq.asp

http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic ... 17&t=32150

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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by derek12 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:44 am

I have read those links way before and I do not understand them, but I have saw now that it is for PPC and not Intel, despite it saying that they are Universal binaries (the modify year is 2003l) so I will use a Windows machine to use it.

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Re: VST plugin problem!

Post by Gale Andrews » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:47 pm

kozikowski wrote:You used to need "VST Bridge" software to get Audacity to recognize VST plugins. Maybe that's still true.
http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/man ... st_install
Please read the FAQ you cited :)
There is no need to add the VST Enabler which was required by previous versions of Audacity.
kozikowski wrote:Audacity doesn't support VST graphics.
Audacity 1.3.8 or later has a specific setting in the Effects Preferences "Display VST effects in graphical mode."



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