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Pro Tools 10 DAE Error -7401 with plug in
Old 21st September 2012
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Pro Tools 10 DAE Error -7401 with plug in

Hey guys,

Im having a problem with trying to get the Engine sample player working in Pro Tools. It runs fine in FL Studio, have the latest update, and as far as I know it's installed in the right folder, but whenever I try to insert it I get this error message:

The plug-in could not be made active because a DAE error was encountered.
DAE error -7401 was encountered..

I've been trying to find a solution for this but the best I could get was to run PT as an administrator, but that didn't work.

If anyone could help I'd greatly appreciated.

my specs:

Intel i7-2600
16gb RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Old 7th February 2013
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Hello Joe,

I have had the same issue lately.
After searching for data on the -7401 issue in Avid's database I didn't come up with anything that hadn't already been addressed in this thread:
Getting -7401 error in PT trying to use Oxford eq

I tried everything suggested there but nothing worked (in addition to uninstalling/re-installing several times).

However, I did find a method of opening Engine in Pro Tools. It is kind of dodgy but it does the job. First you need FXPansion Vst To Rtas Adapter V2.11.

FXpansion - VST to RTAS Adapter v2.0

Once you've got it installed, you simply install Engine as a VST, not RTAS. Then wrap the VST through Vst To Rtas Adapter V2.11 (that process is addressed in the program manual). After that it opens up just fine in pro tools with no issues!

Hope this helps,
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