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MenuMagic v3

Utility by Agitated State
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MenuMagic v3 by Agitated State is an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It can host VST Plugins, VST 3 Plugins and DirectX Plugins.
System Requirements
XP or greater
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Important Note
NOTE: It is a plug-in organizer rather than a host.
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MenuMagic v3
the plug-in management toolbox specially designed to work with Cakewalk by BandLab and/or Sonar DAWs (Platinum, X3, X2, etc.). Its powerful toolset enables you to analyze, fix issues and organize your plug-ins (VST3, VST, DX, 32-bit, 64-bit) into menus quickly and easily.


  • Supports both Cakewalk by BandLab and Sonar DAWs – from last version of Platinum to back to v6.02.
  • Works on Window 10 through XP.
  • VST2, VST3 and DX support/handling.
  • MenuMagic Status tab notifies you of plugin modifications, system changes, warns you of stale backups, un-applied changes and more.
  • Made a mistake? Instantly revert to your last saved settings.
  • Tools to easily backup/restore Cakewalk VST registry.
  • User friendly customizable interface.
  • Resizable GUI.
    • Customize the appearance of MenuMagic to your taste with 14 selectable skins plus tweakable hue, saturation and alpha settings.
    • Remembers size & placement of program location on given screen/monitor.
    • Thorough use of tooltips (mouse over hints) though out MenuMagic make the program easy to learn and understand.
    • Additional plugin filters - in the Categorization & Name Fixes tabs let you additionally filter plugins based on type and bit level (32 or 64-bit).
    • Support non-English languages (including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc.) for plugins and when building menus or renaming plugins.
  • Advanced Plugin Renaming/Name Fix Module with Plugin Type Filtering.
    Sophisticated plugin name managements tools make your life easier!
    • Rename plugins to make them easier to identify (such as with Kontakt where the 2out, 8out, 16out versions all show up in menus with same name).
    • Cascading find and replace options that can operate globally or on selected plugin names.
    • Add a prefix or suffix to your plugin names based on type (i.e. VST, VSTi, DX, DXi).
    • Ability to add bit type (32/64) as suffix to plugin name that will show up in Sonar's plugin menus (when you create custom menus using only Sonar's Plugin manager this information is lost).
  • Advanced Dupe plugin handling
    Hide plug-ins from appearing within your DAW or unHide them - quick, easy & NON-PERMANENT.
    • One click auto-hide dupes from appearing in your plugin menus.
    • Works even with plugins located in protected folders.
    • Dupe counter in stats reflects # of dupes that can be eliminated/hidden.
    • Under your control - you choose can choose if the VST3, VST2, 64-bit or 32-bit version is used or hidden and if desired unhide at a later time.
    • Detail panes show detailed file information and VST plugin information on selected plugins.
    • Direct access to plugin's folder location allows you to perform manual file actions if you so desire.
  • Menu Creation options
    The Menu Creation tab is where you actually create/implement/preview your customized plug-in menus (based on what you've done in the Categorization and Name Fixes tabs).
    • Preview how your custom plugin layout menus as will appear in Cakewalk or Sonar.
    • Assign your layout to any or all of Sonar's clip menus, processing menus, etc. (eg SynthRack, AudioEffectBin, etc.).
    • Rearrange your initial menu to create sublevels/submenus.
    • Clone menu, sections of menu or copy from pre-existing menus to create your new multilevel masterpiece.
  • Control Cakewalk's & Sonar's VST scanning
    • Control the VST Scan Folders list.
    • Control VST scanning options (rescan failed, rescan existing, reset, scan on Cakewalk/Sonar launch, etc.).
    • Options to eliminate duplicate & recursive paths so that list is optimized for faster scanning.
    • Easily transfer list of VST Scan Folders from Sonar to Cakewalk by BandLab.
  • Plug-in Info Grid
    Fully searchable Plug-in Info Grid shows you details on all your VST / DX plugins and identifies duplicates.
    • Multi-column bi-directional sorts let you see your data in whatever manner you desire.
    • Plug-in Grid shows all modifications made since your last save in red.
    • Hit Ctrl-F to search grid for what you're looking for - plugin names, paths, etc. Hit F3 to search for next match.
    • Export a color coded HTML copy of grid for your records or for reference.
  • MenuMagic Tray Icon App!
    • MenuMagic update detection!
      Get notified (or manually check) if there is a new version of MenuMagic available.
    • Directly launch VST Scanner.
    • Directly launch VST Scanner then automatically launch MenuMagic
      or just launch MenuMagic.

Other features:

  • Verifies that Sonar's database has the correct bit level (32 vs 64) set for your plugins (and lets you easily correct them if not) to avoid plugin mishandling.
  • Improved performance over v1 - if VST plugin scanner has not been run skips database scans for faster loading.
  • Found a bug or got a program suggestion?
  • Bug Report button allows you to easily submit your problem or request directly to Agitated State to be reviewed by our programmers.
  • MenuMagic has been tested with the following Cakewalk DAWs:
    • Cakewalk by BandLab.
    • Sonar 2015 (Platinum, Professional, Artist).
    • SONAR X3 All Editions.
    • SONAR X2 All Editions.
    • SONAR X1 All Editions.
    • SONAR 8 All Editions.
    • SONAR 7 All Editions.
    • SONAR 6 All Editions (of 6.02 or later).

and more.

For more information on MenuMagic please check out www.AgitatedState.com, our forum here at KVR or here to purchase.

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