VST3 to VST2

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KVRAF

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1702 posts since 16 May, 2020 from Taking a dump at the moment

Post Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:27 am

jackoo wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:51 am
If you wish to try a free solution, try Element (by kushview).
It's modular, too.
It appears not to be free rather $2.00

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KVRian
1346 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:54 am

Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:27 am
jackoo wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:51 am
If you wish to try a free solution, try Element (by kushview).
It's modular, too.
It appears not to be free rather $2.00
This is your idea of an adequate answer when someone trying to help? :lol:
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KVRAF

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1702 posts since 16 May, 2020 from Taking a dump at the moment

Post Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:15 pm

mladi wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:54 am
Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:27 am
jackoo wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:51 am
If you wish to try a free solution, try Element (by kushview).
It's modular, too.
It appears not to be free rather $2.00
This is your idea of an adequate answer when someone trying to help? :lol:
:tu: I'll amend it.
It appears not to be free rather $2.00 which is considerable more than I can afford at this present time due to the current situation with this covid thing, not to mention the cost of living going up considerable more than I anticipated. Then there is the fact that I don't really like using my card online. Also I have a phobia thing going on with currencies, I only deal in English £'s, then there is the problem with 2 being my unlucky number. :D

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KVRian
799 posts since 3 Jul, 2006

Post Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:04 am

It's completely free man, but look for version 0.41 on github.
The newer versions require you to be a patron. But 0.41 works perfectly. Been using it for a long time.

https://github.com/kushview/Element/releases/tag/0.41.1

KVRAF

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1702 posts since 16 May, 2020 from Taking a dump at the moment

Post Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:09 am

Another Dev only supporting VST3 is ChromaDSP https://www.chromadsp.com/

KVRist
444 posts since 22 Aug, 2013

Post Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:09 am

jackoo wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:04 am
It's completely free man, but look for version 0.41 on github.
The newer versions require you to be a patron. But 0.41 works perfectly. Been using it for a long time.

https://github.com/kushview/Element/releases/tag/0.41.1
Yes, this version is also what i use, as AAX-32 bit. Working great.

KVRist
444 posts since 22 Aug, 2013

Post Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:11 am

polac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:23 am
I released a vst3 to vst2 wrapper some years ago for Jeskola Buzz, here is a download link for the wrapper, works also with other vst2 hosts:

https://www.xlutop.com/buzz/zip/vst3shell.zip
Hi, just curious, are you the developer of Chainer?

KVRist
205 posts since 11 Feb, 2006

Post Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:56 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:20 am
DarkStar wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:25 am
Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:58 am
There are more and more developers no longer supporting VST2
I am curious - which ones?
AudioThing, Mellowmuse to name a few. I know there are more but cant remember.
Mellowmuse include's a VST2 version of all our plugins.
There's no plans to drop it at the moment.

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KVRAF
6366 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:53 am

gnjp wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:56 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:20 am
DarkStar wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:25 am
Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:58 am
There are more and more developers no longer supporting VST2
I am curious - which ones?
AudioThing, Mellowmuse to name a few. I know there are more but cant remember.
Mellowmuse include's a VST2 version of all our plugins.
There's no plans to drop it at the moment.
well that is great :)
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KVRist
290 posts since 30 Nov, 2007

Post Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:35 pm

Examigan wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:10 am
I haven't tried it, but I wonder if you could use Unify to load VST3 and then load it (Unify) as VST2 in your DAW?

From their FAQ
"Can I use Unify to load plug-ins my DAW won't support?
YES. Unify works as a bridge, allowing you to load plug-in types which your DAW itself may not support.
You can use Unify to load VST/VST3 plug-ins in Logic Pro X and GarageBand.
Provided your VST/VST3's are built for Mac
You can't load plug-ins built for Windows into a Mac host, or vice versa."


Or you can use Cakewalk (formerly Sonar) as its free and supports both formats.
Yep. This would be the simplest way to go. They have a free demo:

https://www.pluginguru.com/products/unify-demo/

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KVRian
921 posts since 30 Mar, 2008 from MN, USA

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:56 am

chk071 wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:22 am
VPS avenger is VST3 only, I believe.
No, it is also VST2.

KVRAF
28836 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:59 am

Ok. It used to be VST3 when it was released, I believe. Or I simply don't remember correctly.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRist
53 posts since 20 Feb, 2021

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:18 am

I believe that VST3 is currently more promising in terms of its capabilities. And I use only VST3 whenever possible.

KVRAF
3314 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:41 am

I use patchwork to use vst 2 in a vst 3 host and also to access the side chains of vst 2 plugins in cubase without the dumb quad channel thing. It works well. Hopefully most hosts will maintain support for both or at least setup a built-in bridge. There is lots of free content out there that's vst 2 only that it would be a shame to lose.
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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Thu May 06, 2021 5:57 am

polac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:06 pm
Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:30 am
polac wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:23 am
I released a vst3 to vst2 wrapper some years ago for Jeskola Buzz, here is a download link for the wrapper, works also with other vst2 hosts:

https://www.xlutop.com/buzz/zip/vst3shell.zip
Not really sure how to use that, are there any instructions on how to use.
Just copy the files to your vst2 folder.
all of them? there are quite a few, with the same names?

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