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 Metaplugin by DDMF is a Virtual Instrument and a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin. It can host VST Plugins, Audio Units Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
Metaplugin Metaplugin
Product Metaplugin
Developer DDMF
Price (MSRP) $49
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Can Host
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Metaplugin is a flexible piece of software that loads other VST/VST3 and AU plug-ins and lets you interconnect them arbitrarily. It is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX format and can therefore also be used to bridge plugins in hosts that do not support either the VST, VST3 or the AU format. Plug-ins can be dragged onto the freely resizeable interface, connections are made by dragging cables between the in- and outputs of the loaded effects. Chains can be saved so that the user can build custom effects out of existing modules.

Metaplugin has its own internal bridge between 32 and 64-bit plugins, enabling the use of older 32-bit VST or AU plugins in 64-bit hosts.

As an extra, a flat-summing four band crossover filter and a mid-side matrix are included in the package. This way, multi-band and mid-side versions of existing plug-ins can be built instantly.

Metaplugin supports up to 8 in-out-channels. The user can load it, e.g., into a 7.1 channel of the host and chain plug-ins on all six channels (and across channels). Also, the dry/wet amount going through each of the loaded plug-ins can be adjusted (shift-clicking on the plug-in rectangles turns them into horizontal sliders).

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13 March 2014 at 8:44pmsirius_black

Hi to all,.

I'm trying metaplugin in protools in order to load Au plugins that I have in another partition on wich I have Logic Pro 9. Unfortunately When I drag a logic plugin in metalplugin, it doesn't appear. Am i doing something wrong ?


15 December 2015 at 6:10amgrapite

Still no stand alone, shame, it would be nice to use this live without a DAW.

25 December 2015 at 12:58pmrrimor

You may use any free vsthost or savihost to make it standalone.

26 December 2015 at 3:08amPhilMuller

Metaplugin allows you to have multiple MIDIs but does not allow you to choose the input channel of each MIDI or do anything else MIDI ... or am I missing something? If you double click on a MIDI block something comes up seemingly allowing to enter to information but it is locked. Again, am I missing something as there is no reference to MIDI anything in the documentation.

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