MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

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KVRian
778 posts since 17 Nov, 2010 from UK

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm

MeldaProduction wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:34 pm
That's true, but once you want to have a DLL, that is supposed to be accessed from any place (because the plugins will be located all over the place), you either need this location, or you put it somewhere you know it will be and load it dynamically (which is what we do now, and it's rather tricky), or you need the system registry to tell the system where your DLL is going to be. Just sayin...
Fair enough, but I don't know why it's tricky to dynamically load a DLL from somewhere.... C:\Program Files\Common Files is the perfect place for that, because that is exactly what that folder was designed for, and is, of course, completely supported by Windows in its API calls. Stick your DLLs in a known folder name ("Melda" perhaps) in Common Files and, voila, you know where they are no matter whatever is trying to load them. No need to put anything in the registry. Sorry, I'm not trying to have an argument or anything, just curious really.

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MeldaProduction
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10788 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:09 am

Because then you need to dynamically map all calls ;). Now if you have a single call "make plugin", then it's simple, but as usual the reality is a bit more obscure :D
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redlester
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49 posts since 30 Jan, 2018

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:33 am

I can't install 12.11 on Mac High Sierra. It won't allow the app file to open, even after using the Terminal hack to set Gatekeeper to "Anywhere".

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MeldaProduction
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10788 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:02 am

Just checked both mirrors on OSX HS, no problems. Please redownload the file and if it won't work, use the contact form, Luke will help you with that.
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enroe
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895 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:45 am

MeldaProduction wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm
... The point was, that putting stuff to C:/Windows would be actually more efficient and safer... Unfortunately people often like lots of files and registry entries all over the place, than having something obvious at plain sight.
I hear you! :)

Yet I can't agree. What about DAWs, which are portable on a stick?

Instead of using I-Phone or Smartphone-solutions more and more young(!)
and new(!) producers use portable versions of their DAWs. "Portable"
means that the DAW and all plugins are on a stick - and ONLY on that
stick. So they just took the stick - and they can work on their music
anywhere - at any friend's PC - anywhere in the world. Here your solution
wouldn't work at all.

Why not just make a subfolder - and put all presets and skins into that
subfolder. This subfolder is exactly there, where the dll is put.

This has two advantages: It's easy and transparent! Instead of polluting
the OS-disc you have all files together at one location. And secondly it
is portable. :phones:
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MeldaProduction
KVRAF
10788 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:32 am

Haha yeah, for daws it's easy, these are plugins! I suppose you don't know abour predefined paths for various interface etc. :D
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DPhil
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83 posts since 7 Dec, 2016

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 am

A plugin to mix signals? I can do that with my daw pretty easy :lol:

Gone soft
KVRian
879 posts since 3 Oct, 2011

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:40 am

DPhil wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 am
A plugin to mix signals? I can do that with my daw pretty easy :lol:
With a spectral multiband? With sorting the signals into transients and tonal? Tell me what DAW you're using then cause I'm considering swithing. :D
"Well, I haven't tried anything yet. I need to research solutions
first."

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MeldaProduction
KVRAF
10788 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:11 am

Gone soft wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:40 am
DPhil wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 am
A plugin to mix signals? I can do that with my daw pretty easy :lol:
With a spectral multiband? With sorting the signals into transients and tonal? Tell me what DAW you're using then cause I'm considering swithing. :D
Haha! Maybe DPhil is the one asking me for a Melda DAW and he came from future, where we actually made it :D :D
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DPhil
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83 posts since 7 Dec, 2016

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:51 pm

Gone soft wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:40 am
DPhil wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 am
A plugin to mix signals? I can do that with my daw pretty easy :lol:
With a spectral multiband? With sorting the signals into transients and tonal? Tell me what DAW you're using then cause I'm considering swithing. :D
I'm very sorry your daw doesn't seem to have an eq which we can use to decide which parts of which signal should be how present when mixing them. No need to do fancy multiband stuff :lol: And putting something like a transient designer on a signal to leave the transient or tonal part doesn't seem to be weird either. :D

But some need a plugin for everything...

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MeldaProduction
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10788 posts since 15 Mar, 2008 from Czech republic

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:04 pm

:D DPhil, you are an oldschooler ;). No problem ;)
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Boone777
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695 posts since 8 Aug, 2011

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:00 pm

enroe wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:45 am
MeldaProduction wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm
... The point was, that putting stuff to C:/Windows would be actually more efficient and safer... Unfortunately people often like lots of files and registry entries all over the place, than having something obvious at plain sight.
I use Reaper on a portable usb install and sadly Melda cant make it on it I wish it would. I love installers like U-HE or KV331 it will let you decide where the data folder goes so I can have my favorite synths on my portable DAW. When I update the installers remember the path so well done and a breeze to use.

I hear you! :)

Yet I can't agree. What about DAWs, which are portable on a stick?

Instead of using I-Phone or Smartphone-solutions more and more young(!)
and new(!) producers use portable versions of their DAWs. "Portable"
means that the DAW and all plugins are on a stick - and ONLY on that
stick. So they just took the stick - and they can work on their music
anywhere - at any friend's PC - anywhere in the world. Here your solution
wouldn't work at all.

Why not just make a subfolder - and put all presets and skins into that
subfolder. This subfolder is exactly there, where the dll is put.

This has two advantages: It's easy and transparent! Instead of polluting
the OS-disc you have all files together at one location. And secondly it
is portable. :phones:
Win 7, 64Bit, 16 Gig RAM, Intel i7 Quad 3.9, Reaper 5.965, Steinberg MR816x

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Boone777
KVRian
695 posts since 8 Aug, 2011

Re: MRatioMB a little (big) freebie :)

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:01 pm

enroe wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:45 am
MeldaProduction wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm
... The point was, that putting stuff to C:/Windows would be actually more efficient and safer... Unfortunately people often like lots of files and registry entries all over the place, than having something obvious at plain sight.

I hear you! :)

Yet I can't agree. What about DAWs, which are portable on a stick?

Instead of using I-Phone or Smartphone-solutions more and more young(!)
and new(!) producers use portable versions of their DAWs. "Portable"
means that the DAW and all plugins are on a stick - and ONLY on that
stick. So they just took the stick - and they can work on their music
anywhere - at any friend's PC - anywhere in the world. Here your solution
wouldn't work at all.

Why not just make a subfolder - and put all presets and skins into that
subfolder. This subfolder is exactly there, where the dll is put.

This has two advantages: It's easy and transparent! Instead of polluting
the OS-disc you have all files together at one location. And secondly it
is portable. :phones:
I use Reaper on a portable usb install and sadly Melda cant make it on it I wish it would. I love installers like U-HE or KV331 it will let you decide where the data folder goes so I can have my favorite synths on my portable DAW. When I update the installers remember the path so well done and a breeze to use.
Win 7, 64Bit, 16 Gig RAM, Intel i7 Quad 3.9, Reaper 5.965, Steinberg MR816x

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