Compatability across computers/platforms

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duskhoax
KVRer
11 posts since 30 Sep, 2007 from Whomp whomp

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 pm

Is anyone running their Bitwig setup across multiple computers/platforms?
Im wondering if anyone has found any flaws or hiccups in the process?
Any tips or workarounds or learnings from the process?

So far almost everything is translating perfectly across my Windows 7 64bit production PC, and an old 2009 MacBook. Its working really well generally for me in my early stages / rush job setup, controller assignments etc work perfectly, as does all the internals, nearly all the external plugins translate across systems perfectly. I am using the same soundcard across systems (and its not got a lot of in/outs setup so unsure if it manages to keep that).
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*Except* One set of vst plugins isnt treated as identical between systems (so comes up as 'plugin not found'), everything else seems to reproduce perfectly. I spent way too many hours pushing this around, playing with permissions and locations etc. I wont go into effort-post detail here.

I got it to the point I could push the bitwig project file back from the Mac to the Windows system and it would translate perfectly (including the plugins mentioned). But not the other way. I have the feeling it might be to do with the Mac versions being Universal Binaries with both 32/64 bit as one.
I will try and send a bug report / tech support when I have time to detail the details
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Anyone run into this or any other issues theyd care to share?

zambal
KVRer
1 posts since 20 Nov, 2017

Re: Compatability across computers/platforms

Post Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:17 am

I have no experience running bitwig on different platforms (running only on Linux), but regarding the issue with the vst plugins, I suspect that the Win and Mac versions use a different internal ID, so bitwig sees them as different plugins. If that's indeed the case, there's not much that the bitwig devs can do.

Krooked
KVRer
8 posts since 30 Apr, 2009

Re: Compatability across computers/platforms

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:27 am

Haven't had any problems so far between Win and Mac. It's important to use only VST2 on both sides and have the same version numbers installed on different platforms though, to avoid missing plugins etc :)

Tangled Tales
KVRer
8 posts since 26 Oct, 2014

Re: Compatability across computers/platforms

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:50 am

Krooked wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:27 am
Haven't had any problems so far between Win and Mac. It's important to use only VST2 on both sides and have the same version numbers installed on different platforms though, to avoid missing plugins etc :)
Why is it important to use VST2? I try to use VST3 as much as possible myself.

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
1625 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Compatability across computers/platforms

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:09 am

It would be wise if devs would recommend a version. If the vst3 is nothing else than a wrapped vst2, then its better to load the original. If its a real vst3 its better to load that, especially in Biwig with support of vst3 expressions...

Taika-Kim
KVRian
903 posts since 15 May, 2002 from Finland

Re: Compatability across computers/platforms

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:29 pm

I have both Ubuntu 18 and Win 7 installed, and I think the only problem I've had is Kontakt, because the directory paths to the instruments are different. I guess the same problem will be with any plugin that needs to load stuff from the HD from a specific location. I don't use so many VSTs these days, partly to make the cross-OS operation as smooth as possible.

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