VST3 to VST2

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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun May 09, 2021 12:09 am

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KVRian
972 posts since 1 Mar, 2003 from Duston, NN5

Post Sun May 09, 2021 12:27 am

AnX wrote:
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?
There are 3 files each, depending on whether you are using a 32 or 64 bit host. I put the 3 x64 files in a sub-folder in my vst2 location and works very well so far. It appears to directly access the vst3 folder and will load either vst3 effects or instruments seamlessly.
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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun May 09, 2021 12:31 am

ok, thanks for that, I will give it a try later (have to install a few vst3 synths first)

does the shell show up in the instruments list, you load that then the synth via the shell?

KVRian
972 posts since 1 Mar, 2003 from Duston, NN5

Post Sun May 09, 2021 12:40 am

AnX wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:31 am
ok, thanks for that, I will give it a try later (have to install a few vst3 synths first)

does the shell show up in the instruments list, you load that then the synth via the shell?
I just tried it in Bidule. In the vst2 list there appears 'vst3shell' under which all your vst3 fx or instruments are listed and can be loaded directly from there.
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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun May 09, 2021 12:58 am

:tu:

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KVRAF
4439 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Sun May 09, 2021 1:43 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.
Is this really the case? What does this mean in practice - new products, upgrade etc. ? I don’t believe that Audiothing abandons all the existing vst2 customers. I own 10 Audiothing plugins, all are running as vst2?

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KVRAF
6366 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Sun May 09, 2021 2:06 am

Harry_HH wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 1:43 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.
Is this really the case? What does this mean in practice - new products, upgrade etc. ? I don’t believe that Audiothing abandons all the existing vst2 customers. I own 10 Audiothing plugins, all are running as vst2?
i have no idea tbh. I just think it means that they AudioThing) wont do vst2 versions of new plugins, but they would (should really) update previous plugins they made in vst2 format.
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AnX
KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun May 09, 2021 4:50 am

kingtubby wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:40 am
AnX wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:31 am
ok, thanks for that, I will give it a try later (have to install a few vst3 synths first)

does the shell show up in the instruments list, you load that then the synth via the shell?
I just tried it in Bidule. In the vst2 list there appears 'vst3shell' under which all your vst3 fx or instruments are listed and can be loaded directly from there.

well, tried it here, i can see and load the shell, but it doesnt detect any vst3 plugins

shame, no big deal tho.

KVRian
972 posts since 1 Mar, 2003 from Duston, NN5

Post Sun May 09, 2021 5:45 am

AnX wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 4:50 am
kingtubby wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:40 am
AnX wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:31 am
ok, thanks for that, I will give it a try later (have to install a few vst3 synths first)

does the shell show up in the instruments list, you load that then the synth via the shell?
I just tried it in Bidule. In the vst2 list there appears 'vst3shell' under which all your vst3 fx or instruments are listed and can be loaded directly from there.

well, tried it here, i can see and load the shell, but it doesnt detect any vst3 plugins

shame, no big deal tho.
I'm assuming it looks in the standard vst3 location i.e
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3
If that's where you have your VST3 plugins it should be ok..
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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun May 09, 2021 7:05 am

yes, I checked that

more than likely a host issue

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KVRist
120 posts since 24 Jan, 2021

Post Sun May 09, 2021 7:20 pm

Harry_HH wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 1:43 am
Is this really the case? What does this mean in practice - new products, upgrade etc. ? I don’t believe that Audiothing abandons all the existing vst2 customers. I own 10 Audiothing plugins, all are running as vst2?
There's another thread discussing the fate of the VST2 format. In short, Steinberg really wants everyone to switch to VST3, and may have legally compelled some developers to give up their VST2 licenses.
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KVRAF
4439 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Sun May 09, 2021 11:47 pm

Super Piano Hater 64 wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 7:20 pm
Harry_HH wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 1:43 am
Is this really the case? What does this mean in practice - new products, upgrade etc. ? I don’t believe that Audiothing abandons all the existing vst2 customers. I own 10 Audiothing plugins, all are running as vst2?
There's another thread discussing the fate of the VST2 format. In short, Steinberg really wants everyone to switch to VST3, and may have legally compelled some developers to give up their VST2 licenses.
I have taken part in that thread, as well.
Still, what does this really mean in practice, and in what time table, seems to be unclear for most of the end users (and developers).

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