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jBridge has an average user rating of 4.40 from 5 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for jBridge


Reviewed By BlackWinny [all]
January 24th, 2017
Version reviewed: 1.75 on Windows

The review from EnergyCrush just below is totally unfair as it doesn't reflect at all the reality. If the user doesn't know how to make it work it is not the fault of the product... it is a total misunderstanding from the user himself on how to use it (something which is although extremely simple).

JBridge works perfect, I use it since years and years, and I have never encountered any issue with it. There is absolutely no need to run it as administrator (when someone is constraint to run a musical plugin or a DAW as administrator it is because he has placed it in a folder protected by Windows [since Windows 7 several trees are considered as so important for the security of the system that Microsoft decided to protect them by default so that they should be altered only by installers, and it is also the reason why there is a tree named C:ProgramData to place daten used by the programs in another place than the programs themselves] or because he has not installed it exactly as it was intended to be). Since Windows 7 the best way to run musical plugins (and many programs in general) is to not install them in the tree "C:Program files" nor in the tree "C:Program files (x86)" but to install them elsewhere (where you want as long as it is not at least in these two folders). The best place is in your "Documents" tree or by creating a special tree for your needs. If the installers continue today to propose the tree "C:Program files" or the tree "C:Program files (x86)" by default it is for compatibility with the previous versions of the system (up to XP)... and these installers never forbid someone to change the installation folder/tree suggested by default. All my software stuff for music is installed in a dedicated tree named "C:EM" ("EM stands for Electronic music") and all my software stuff for sciences (a dozen of big applications) is installed in a dedicated tree named 'C:Sciences"' and the same for my dozen of programs of imagery (Paint Shop Pro, Corel Video Studio, etc.).

JBridge works absolutely perfect, it doesn't require anything when you launch it in the purpose to add new 32-bit plugins and it doesn't require anything either to do the job in a totally transparent way when using it in your 64-bit DAW to compose, play, or whatever you want. You don't even remind that it exists and is running in background.

It doesn't require any attention, it doesn't add any latency, it doesn't add any substantial need of CPU, it requires such a small amount of memory (a few Kb, that's all) that it is totally forgotten by the musician even for the use of many simultaneous instances of musical plugins in his work.

And it is not for nothing that it summarizes more than 50 favorites on the KVR community as everyone can clearly see here at the top of the rightmost column of the present page.

This tool is a benediction to run any 32-bit plugin in a 64-bit DAW and with any number of instances you want and without any special authorization... the 64-bit DAW doesn't even know that the plugin you run on it is a 32-bit plugin .

A top notch tool for all the amateurs of instruments and effects developed with Synthedit or Synthmaker/Flowstone.

My note is without any appeal : 10 / 10.

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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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