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jBridge has an average user rating of 4.40 from 5 reviews

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Reviewed By dazh [all]
August 26th, 2016
Version reviewed: 7 on Windows

First of all, I can't believe that any of the major music software houses haven't at least tried to write/licence/include such an essential utility in their very expensive products. There are some that include compatibility with jbridge, but for it's very reasonable price tag, it pays for itself many times over if you consider replacing your collection of 32-bit plugins in order to work in a 64-bit host.

In my case I fell in love with Studio One 3 x64 after many years of being a Cubase user. There were just a couple of things bothering me. My Focusrite Liquid Mix and my EWQL Colossus are antique 32-bit abandonware but a regular feature of most of my productions.

So to keep this review short, I can confirm that jbridge can handle both with minimal tweaking on my Win7 x64 machine. Thanks J, you saved my ageing gear from the 32-bit bin for less than €15. Brilliant.

As for the tweaks, the first one is obvious cause it's in the instructions, but I missed it cause I was impatient and the plugins didn't work. You absolutely MUST set "run as administrator" in the file properties for jbridge and it's two auxhost files. I also set Studio One to run in admin mode. Once I had done this Colossus worked.

To get the Liquid Mix to work, I had to enable the "run in existing auxhost" option, otherwise I could only get one instance. Now it's running great even at low latency.

For functionality alone I give it a 10. It has tooltips but could use a proper help file, even in html or text or whatever.

Massive respect *****.

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17 March 2013 at 4:39pm

I have just installed cubase 7 on windows 7 64-bit and have bridge several plugins - Atmosphere, Soundtoys, Kick Ass Brass. None of these plugins seem to be able to find their .dat or preset files. I've used the spectramove utility to set the registry location for the .dat file, and confirmed that is where it points to. Soundtoys plugs launch, but show none of the built-in pesets. KAB can't find the soundfile even though the settings point to the right location for that as well. Any ideas?

3 July 2014 at 6:32am

On a plus side, I just installed it, and it did something awesome- I clicked the sluggish GUI hack option as well as the Force whole GUI refresh, and now NastyDLA behaves perfectly! I really liked the plug, but the knobs often weren't responsive, and changing a preset did not change the display of the knob positions. Works great now! Makes using a great older plugin a pleasure now. That is awesome!!.

30 August 2016 at 10:20pm

Cubase, FL Studio, Reaper, Bitwig and Renoise all have built-in bitbridges, similar to jBridge, and they are all working fine. Without the ugly "banner" below the plugin window that jBridge has. Don't know about Pro Tools, Ableton and Logic thought.

24 January 2017 at 9:13am

i really have no idea which version of jbridge you are using, jbridge does not needs to run the daw as admin anymore since version 1.75. so the review are an little bit incorrect .

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