Unify by PluginGuru; The next big thing?

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KVRist
224 posts since 9 Mar, 2017

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:40 pm

Great suggestions, @padillac. Thank you. I've put these on the to-do list.

KVRian
1046 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:16 am


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KVRAF
4994 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:53 am

Great vid! As always with Venus Theory.

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KVRAF
6854 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:38 am

Well done Shane, that autosave/revert functionality in v1.5 is an excellent and long wished for addition :tu:

Not sure if this has been requested before or not, but something really cool would be layer level key/scale quantisers and maybe a master input scale quantiser especially if it was smart enough to overwrite the output of MIDI FX like BluArp and other midi layers so that at the point notes get sent to instruments they’ve all been quantised into the master key/scale (e.g. C minor). Obviously you can’t do a lot about the instruments themselves e.g. if an Omnisphere patch has a -1 semitone tuning set inside Omnisphere. Plus maybe a range selection for that so that keyswitches on A1, for example, are unaffected or instead a way to make a MIDI layer opt out of key/scale changes would be more flexible.

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KVRist
224 posts since 9 Mar, 2017

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:04 am

@WatchTheGuitar I've been thinking about some kind of scale remap tool for some time. I'd make it an internal plug-in, so it could work on the (instrument) layer level, or be used on a MIDI layer to drive multiple instrument layers.

KVRAF
2462 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:13 am

I got an email from Ilio today informing me of the available Unify 1.5 update. :tu:
Windows10; plugins from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Tone2, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN ...

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KVRAF
4994 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

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KVRian
1046 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:12 pm


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KVRAF
9618 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue May 11, 2021 1:24 am

One of the cool things with Unify DEMO is that any format of plug-in can load other formats of plug-ins – meaning the Audio Unit version can easily load VST3 and VST plug-ins while you’re using it in Logic Pro X (which doesn’t know what to do with VST or VST3 plug-ins).
before I dl the demo, can someone with knowledge of this answer a question please?

does the Win vst2.4 version, load vst3 plugins?

KVRAF
1811 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Post Tue May 11, 2021 1:36 am

Yep - Just ran a VST2 instance of Unify with a VST3 instrument going through a VST3 effect and all fine.

KVRian
1166 posts since 9 Mar, 2008 from netherlands

Post Tue May 11, 2021 2:43 am

It would be great to use Unify as a VST FX plug-in host.
This plugin has saved tons of projects where the validated AU plugins are not being seen by Logic Pro X on an M1 Mac.
That alone has been worth the price... and then there’s all the other possibilities:)

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KVRAF
9618 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue May 11, 2021 2:54 am

mcbpete wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:36 am
Yep - Just ran a VST2 instance of Unify with a VST3 instrument going through a VST3 effect and all fine.
was that in a host that only loads vst2?

KVRAF
1811 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Post Tue May 11, 2021 3:15 am

Took me a while to find a DAW installed on here that didn't have VST3 support but just checked Modplug Tracker (definitely VST2 only at the moment) - loaded the Unify vst2 plugin and made a chain with a vst3 instrument and vst3 effect and all good.

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KVRAF
9618 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue May 11, 2021 3:39 am

thanks very much, I'll dl and try

KVRAF
2462 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Tue May 11, 2021 6:25 am

Akai VIP 3 is the only host I have that only loads VST2 plugins.

Opened up a Unify instance in VIP, then a layer of Warlock VST3 in Unify. So yes, VST3 plugins via Unify are possible in a VST2 only host.
Windows10; plugins from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Tone2, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN ...

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