Wusik has announced Wusik X42, a plugin hosting tool that allows bridging from formats (VST2/VST3/AU), Platforms (32/64-bits) and also adds an extra layer of crash-protection by "buffering" plugins into separated processes. This way if a plugin crashes you can decide if you want just to reload it and re-use the last saved details or just close your entire project and start over. You can also rename plugins and have them display any name you want or hide plugins that you don't want to use at the moment.
How will this work? You open Wusik X42 and scan the plugins you have. Now you setup a target folder where Wusik X42 will place the "dummy" plugin files and select the target plugin format: VST2/VST3/AU (the later is only on OS X). In your DAW/Host you set to use this later folder instead of your regular plugins folder. Now every time you select a plugin you are actually selecting a "dummy" file that will handle your original plugin file. You can then use VST2 plugins as VST3 plugins, from either 32/64-bits versions. You can even use VST3 plugins in a VST2 host. On OS X you can also use AU Components in VST2/VST3 hosts and vice versa.
Some Extra Options (those are selected from the plugin interface menu, which can be hidden):
- Oversampling Selector.
- MIDI Processors (same as in Wusik P2000).
- Programs Listing, Selection, Loading and Saving.
- Plugins Source Folder(s).
- Plugins Target Format: VST2/VST3/AU.
- Plugins Target Folder.
- Plugins Data Saving: on every X seconds, when transport stops after playing, only when project is saved.
- On Plugin Crash: ask, auto-reload, just report.
Wusik X42 is currently available for pre-order for $29.95.