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Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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Numanoid
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7887 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:21 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

aMUSEd wrote:Without Halion though looks like the edibility is very limited - more of a rompler really

Halion costs over 10 times as much as Dark Planet (at this sales price), I guess there is a reason for that ;)
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murnau
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2697 posts since 13 Jan, 2005, from Deutschland

Postby murnau; Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:46 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

i tested dark planet last year and must admit it sounds great and for that price it's a bargain!
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zArt
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49 posts since 18 Jul, 2010, from Porto/Portugal

Postby zArt; Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:03 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

Numanoid wrote:
zArt wrote:Hi guys,
I installed Padshop trial but i can't get Sonar X3 and Reaper to 'see' it, it's installed in the right vst directory i checked.
SofteLicenser was installed but since i don't have to activate a trial version this is not the issue right?

I would like to jump on this deal like you guys but if i can't even use it well...

Any thoughts?

Which version of the plug did you install, 32 or 64 bit?


I installed 64bit version on a Win 7 64bit, Sonar X3 Producer 64bit, should i try 32bit Padshop?

Thanks.
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chk071
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2818 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:10 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

If it's the same installer as Retrologue, then it didn't ask you for your VST folder location right? It installs to the path which is specified as the default VST plugin path in the registry. You can check what is the default location by opening the registry, and checking what the value of the following key is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VST\VSTPluginsPath. You need to add that folder to your plugin folders in Sonar then.
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whyterabbyt
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21206 posts since 3 Sep, 2001, from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Postby whyterabbyt; Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:15 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

chk071 wrote:If it's the same installer as Retrologue, then it didn't ask you for your VST folder location right? It installs to the path which is specified as the default VST plugin path in the registry. You can check what is the default location by opening the registry, and checking what the value of the following key is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VST\VSTPluginsPath. You need to add that folder to your plugin folders in Sonar then.



Alternately, track down where the .dll has been installed and you should be able to move it, and everything else in the padshop folder, into your regular vst folder. That's probably better for hosts which don't allow multiple vst folder paths.
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firepile
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601 posts since 19 Aug, 2009

Postby firepile; Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:24 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

whyterabbyt wrote:Alternately, track down where the .dll has been installed and you should be able to move it,

Yes, that will work fine.
zArt
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49 posts since 18 Jul, 2010, from Porto/Portugal

Postby zArt; Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:27 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

Thanks guys for the help but the .dll is installed into the right folder, Vstplugins folder inside Sonar.
I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling again.
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EnGee
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828 posts since 7 Oct, 2005, from Auckland

Postby EnGee; Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:45 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

zArt wrote:Thanks guys for the help but the .dll is installed into the right folder, Vstplugins folder inside Sonar.
I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling again.


Re-scan the VST plugins, then close Sonar and start it again. Mostly you have disabled the background scanning (I did too). It will appear under the VST3 folder.

Oh, you might have a problem browsing the presets in Sonar (not a problem in Live). So, the workaround for that is opening Windows Explorer and drag and drop the presets from this location:C:\ProgramData\VST3 Presets\Steinberg Media Technologies\Padshop into the main screen of Padshop (the wave view).

[Edit]
The above red font applys when using the VST3 version of the plugin, but with VST2 there is no problem browsing the presets as they'll show in the bottom of the plugin.

To enable the VST2 version in Sonar, go to Preferences/VST Settings and uncheck the options of VST3 Migration. Scan if you didn't already done that.
Last edited by EnGee on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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aMUSEd
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19504 posts since 14 Sep, 2002, from In teh net

Postby aMUSEd; Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:09 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

Numanoid wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:Without Halion though looks like the edibility is very limited - more of a rompler really

Halion costs over 10 times as much as Dark Planet (at this sales price), I guess there is a reason for that ;)


If I get this with Halionsonic would I be able to edit it more fully? HS is on sale too - very tempted as I have Hypersonic 2 already, if it's anything like that it would be cool
BassMasterK
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25 posts since 10 Jun, 2004

Postby BassMasterK; Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:36 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

aMUSEd wrote:
Numanoid wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:Without Halion though looks like the edibility is very limited - more of a rompler really

Halion costs over 10 times as much as Dark Planet (at this sales price), I guess there is a reason for that ;)


If I get this with Halionsonic would I be able to edit it more fully? HS is on sale too - very tempted as I have Hypersonic 2 already, if it's anything like that it would be cool


It sounds like it. I watched a review on youtube and dude opened an instrument panel for Dark Planet inside of HALion and there were a dozen or so knobs there for tweeking the presets. I don't know for sure that you can't tweek stuff if you use it outside of HALion but someone else mentioned that it wasn't as customizable that way.

The price is too good. Just bought it myself.

Edit: After opening the sounds of Dark Planet in HALion Sonic and as a standalone, at least at first glance, I see no difference between the two. It looks like the standalone has the same functionality as best as I can tell.
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jacqueslacouth
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398 posts since 17 Nov, 2004, from Penrith, Australia

Postby jacqueslacouth; Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:20 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

I wasn't buying anything for a while, but I already have Padshop which I absolutely love…Damn, too good to pass up on this, Triebwerk, Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance, HalionSonic 2, and Zero Gravity for Padshop…Total price $180 AU….that's a fair buy in my estimation.
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SayersWeb
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116 posts since 28 Sep, 2003, from Houston, Texas

Postby SayersWeb; Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:05 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

jacqueslacouth wrote:I wasn't buying anything for a while, but I already have Padshop which I absolutely love…Damn, too good to pass up on this, Triebwerk, Dark Planet, Hypnotic Dance, HalionSonic 2, and Zero Gravity for Padshop…Total price $180 AU….that's a fair buy in my estimation.

Absolutely a great buy!
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audientronic
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756 posts since 30 Mar, 2012

Postby audientronic; Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:39 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

Dark Planet is pretty tempting at this price.
AstralExistence
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1919 posts since 19 Sep, 2011

Postby AstralExistence; Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:53 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

k, here me out, i know i was all on a big steiny rant and when it comes to cubase i so still am as its buggy as hell. (who knows maybe my new pc will prove otherwise) but, and there is a but, ive always wanted a big 'do it all' need nothing else, vsti reason like solution for a daw. and that was for the longest time since i tried hypersonic 2 back in the day but of course, the price of admission was very high. ive had the halion sonic 1.5 dvd forever never even dared opened the dvd slot as again, halion sonic is close to 300 usd. i finally decided to act, and buy halion sonic.

when i first loaded it and played some sound that was cool and all but once i delved deeper into it. really, this shit is awesome. no words really. its like having reason in your synth rack or a big yamaha motif. i remember when i bought m1, man that thing put out some beautiful layered sounds but the synth itself was pretty archaic and so i sold it. halion sonic 1.5 is amazing everything is editable! its very complex but very easy to understand. i cant wait to load up halion sonic 2 that thing is a frigging beast from what ive seen from the steinberg videos.

look at this beauty http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/vs ... nic_2.html this is seriously the only vsti you need it even does granular synthesis. i don't think its possible to exhaust all the possibilities of sonic 2 in a lifetime. its 250 usd new so for steinberg to offer it up for a peasley 100 usd is really really generous. i say jump while you still can, because there really aren't a lot of sounds you CANT make with with it. this is one synth that i wont ever sell.

you need a steinberg dongle to use it though.
AstralExistence
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1919 posts since 19 Sep, 2011

Postby AstralExistence; Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:08 pm Re: Padshop Pro for £32 - Worth getting?

another thing to note, the vsti plugin works in all hosts. im using it in studio one and studio one recognizes it immediately even though you cant chose where to install it as it only installs in steinberg vst folder that it creates. as far as i know anybody can use it as its not actually locked to cubase as we all thought.
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