Future of Zen?

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dimtsak
KVRist
68 posts since 24 Jan, 2012 from Greece

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:04 pm

Thanks for reminding me Zen.
I used it some years ago with Oatmeal, and i felt i had a substitute for omnisphere.
It crashed a lot i think and i removed both.
Now i own NI synths, and i should give it a try again.

And this Akai idea seems great.
I ll remember it if i ever upgrade my keyboard

timandmonica
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134 posts since 9 Jan, 2005

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:25 pm

Big Tick wrote:The Zen database library, on the other hand, is rock solid and this is something I would love to see integrated in other products.
Is it possible to add a VST from my local machine that is not in the pre-populated list in Zen? I have so many that aren't there that it makes it far less useful. If I could do something to add them it could be a total solution for presets.
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KVRAF
3205 posts since 29 May, 2001 from New York, NY

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:44 pm

Drag the vst into the plugin columns of the Zen browser.

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bmertelj
KVRer
21 posts since 6 Sep, 2007

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:25 am

First of all, I subscribe to the praise of timandmonica about the Zen idea. I love it!!
And we understand it is not developed further, at this point, at least ;) But the user's community should stick together to help each other.

Is there a forum or user group we can use? I promoted Zen a lot and would like to support others using it.

Btw, on one of computers when starting Zen I get an error with Windows title "Couldn't create filter" and the message "This plug-in failed to load correctly". I tried reinstalling, copying files from a working installation, but to no avail. Any ideas?

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KVRAF
3205 posts since 29 May, 2001 from New York, NY

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 am

This forum is probably the best place - this is where users always end up apparently.

This error is weird. Are you sure it's a Zen error, not a problem with the installation of one of the various vst's ?

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bmertelj
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21 posts since 6 Sep, 2007

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:53 pm

Hi, thx for helping. An, honour!
Well, the error comes up when I start the standalone version before any gui appears.
And also after a reinstall with empty database. Is there anything sensitive in the registry?

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KVRAF
3205 posts since 29 May, 2001 from New York, NY

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 am

The strange thing is that this error message is nowhere to be found in Zen source code. Do you have the same error if you try the plugin (not the standalone) ?

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bmertelj
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21 posts since 6 Sep, 2007

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:58 am

Big Tick wrote:The strange thing is that this error message is nowhere to be found in Zen source code. Do you have the same error if you try the plugin (not the standalone) ?
I understand the logic about the error not being in the code. So, it must be something "around it". And yes the error is similar in the DAW EnergyXT, with the window title "VST" and error msg "Failed to open Zen."

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bmertelj
KVRer
21 posts since 6 Sep, 2007

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 pm

And loading it up in minihost produces an error "C:\Users\......\Zen.dll is not a valid VST plugin!"
Yes, I don't have Zen in the default folder, but it always worked in this folder, on other machines as well as this one before.

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KVRAF
3205 posts since 29 May, 2001 from New York, NY

Re: Future of Zen?

Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:39 pm

Maybe a 32/64 bits issue ?

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