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any alternatives to vstforx?

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woggle
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425 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Postby woggle; Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:06 am any alternatives to vstforx?

I have vstforx but would like to try some other similar graphical chainer plugins. Any alternatives that are free?
VariKusBrainZ
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3618 posts since 16 Dec, 2002, from over there

Postby VariKusBrainZ; Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:02 am Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

Studio Units, its free and has some unique features and allows feedback routing
woggle
KVRist
 
425 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Postby woggle; Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:14 am Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

thanks - that does look just the thing except ... it is only for 32 bit plugins :( A real shame
VariKusBrainZ
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3618 posts since 16 Dec, 2002, from over there

Postby VariKusBrainZ; Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:52 am Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

Mux is pretty awesome too
Timfonie
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1255 posts since 6 Jan, 2004, from The Netherlands

Postby Timfonie; Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:03 am Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

+1 for MUX (it's not free though)

A good free option, inl. 64bit: Image Line recently introduced Mini Host.
How can I get that mp3-player out of my brain?!
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bpblog
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1559 posts since 22 Apr, 2009, from Belgrade

Postby bpblog; Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:08 am Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

MUX from MuTools (not free) and the recently relesad beta of Minihost Modular by Image Line (free).
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eidenk
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2186 posts since 29 Nov, 2004

Postby eidenk; Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:01 am Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

VstBoard (free) has an x64 version too.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vstboard/
woggle
KVRist
 
425 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Postby woggle; Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:42 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

thanks for those other suggestions - MUX looks pretty good but is way more than I need, mini host looks just right, and I'll also check out the VSTboard

thanks again, woggle
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V'ger
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3920 posts since 15 Dec, 2009

Postby V'ger; Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:18 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

bpblog wrote:the recently relesad beta of Minihost Modular by Image Line (free).

Seems to run lightly and works well. Loads MIDI, audio and synth VSTs.
firepile
KVRian
 
633 posts since 19 Aug, 2009, from Norway

Postby firepile; Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:23 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

Metaplugin
woggle
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425 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Postby woggle; Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:04 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

firepile wrote:Metaplugin

damn if that was still $15 I would probably get it, but $49 is a bit too much - but it doesn't allow for 32 and 64 bit plugins at the same time. That seems to be a universal issue
camsr
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4589 posts since 16 Feb, 2005

Postby camsr; Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:21 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

If you like FL, IL Minihost will probably be what you want.
Not saying FL could use some room for improvement, but... it could.
Minihost looks like a lot of fun in a small package, but will lack some more advanced things
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woggle
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425 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Postby woggle; Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:25 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

I'm wanting something to overcome the awful Reaper interface for plug in chaining so that I can build more complex parallel and in-series fx. But the Reaper interface is so unintuitive - eg follow the instructions in the manual for parallel fx chaining on p305 of the manual. That seems pretty straightforward. Then reduce all the inputs to the JS mixer - you still get a sound, with no input volume! Now I am sure there is a great reason for this buried somewhere in the haphazard and clunky interface, but typically one expects zero input volume to lead to zero output.
woggle
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425 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Postby woggle; Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:28 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

camsr wrote:If you like FL, IL Minihost will probably be what you want.
Not saying FL could use some room for improvement, but... it could.
Minihost looks like a lot of fun in a small package, but will lack some more advanced things


I mainly do audio and use imported midi files I write using software I've written. I never do pattern based music, so even though I've looked at FL a few times and it looks an amazing deal, it isn't really for me. Reaper is almost fine, but the interface is so clunky and each new version seems to run Kontakt worse than the last. Unfortunately I don't have much money so a lot of DAWs are out of my price range
camsr
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4589 posts since 16 Feb, 2005

Postby camsr; Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:32 pm Re: any alternatives to vstforx?

Well, save up, then :)
Try out AudioMulch, it sounds like what you want.
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