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Old 11th September 2012
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Pro Tools Plugins NOT Installing right (Component/AU)

I've gotten a bunch of demos and free plugins to test out over the past two weeks and NONE of them open or even show up. Majority of them you simply drag the component/au unit into the audio plugin folder on your library (Mac user) and your good to go. I've tried at least 10-15 units and only one has worked and thats because it actually installed vs drag/drop.

Suggesions? I'm running OSX leopard, with PT LE 8.
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I've gotten a bunch of demos and free plugins to test out over the past two weeks and NONE of them open or even show up. Majority of them you simply drag the component/au unit into the audio plugin folder on your library (Mac user) and your good to go. I've tried at least 10-15 units and only one has worked and thats because it actually installed vs drag/drop.

Suggesions? I'm running OSX leopard, with PT LE 8.
Pro Tools don't support AU plugins. Only RTAS (with LE 8).
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Pro Tools don't support AU plugins. Only RTAS (with LE 8).
How so? I have waves plugins. Inside the folder there broken up into AU/Component and a couple other folders. Waves works fine over the years.
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Never mind...
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Pro Tools plugins go here --> HD/Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins

*only RTAS* if you put VST or AU plugins there, they won't work.
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Pro Tools plugins go here --> HD/Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins

*only RTAS* if you put VST or AU plugins there, they won't work.
Right this whats done. But thanks. This just made my day...
So many great little free units/demos to test...now I cant until I upgrade. smh
Old 11th September 2012
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Even if you upgrade Pro Tools, those plug-ins won't work. They need to be RTAS, TDM or AAX (the new format).

I think you can find a wrapper program to use them in Pro Tools, but I'm not certain the plug-in will function correctly.

http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=15&tab=43

Last edited by disinfor; 11th September 2012 at 10:20 PM.. Reason: Link to wrapper
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Right this whats done. But thanks. This just made my day...
So many great little free units/demos to test...now I cant until I upgrade. smh
Why you need to upgrade?
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Even if you upgrade Pro Tools, those plug-ins won't work. They need to be RTAS, TDM or AAX (the new format).

I think you can find a wrapper program to use them in Pro Tools, but I'm not certain the plug-in will function correctly.
So what are AU/Component plugins useful for? Cubase? All these free plugins have to operate on something.
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Why you need to upgrade?
Well I'm going to have to at somepoint anyway as LE doesnt have enough track count and don't have the time to travel to the studio each time I want to use HD. Plus when getting into film mixes I need more tracks?
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So what are AU/Component plugins useful for? Cubase? All these free plugins have to operate on something.
Logic, Ableton and few others..with Cubase you need to use VST.
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Logic, Ableton and few others..with Cubase you need to use VST.
Of course everything I no longer use...
Old 11th September 2012
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any reason why you dont wanna use Logic? I assume you're a composer??
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any reason why you dont wanna use Logic? I assume you're a composer??
Personal preference. I use Reason for all compositions. Just never fell into Logic. Plus my focus is mixing as an engineer so...
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Personal preference. I use Reason for all compositions. Just never fell into Logic. Plus my focus is mixing as an engineer so...
got it.

PT makes sense from that perspective - but its RTAS/AAX/TDM only. VST in wrappers or in network systems like VSL... but RTAS etc only directly.
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got it.

PT makes sense from that perspective - but its RTAS/AAX/TDM only. VST in wrappers or in network systems like VSL... but RTAS etc only directly.
Yeaaap...Thanks though.
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so many little free units? name one free rtas plugin, Trill Tax
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so many little free units? name one free rtas plugin, Trill Tax
He was speaking about demos too...

BTW there's some free plug...

Softube is giving Saturation Knob for free (AAX and AAX DSP).
Plugin Alliance gives SPL Free Ranger, elysia niveau filter, bx_cleansweep and bx_solo
Some (PSP, SSL) gives free metering plugs..
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so many little free units? name one free rtas plugin, Trill Tax
I was speaking about AU units if you read up further
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He was speaking about demos too...

BTW there's some free plug...

Softube is giving Saturation Knob for free (AAX and AAX DSP).
Plugin Alliance gives SPL Free Ranger, elysia niveau filter, bx_cleansweep and bx_solo
Some (PSP, SSL) gives free metering plugs..
I have the majority of those. Musicradar had a post on 27plugins you should have that were free. Some were vsts. plus KVR has a host of units, but I could not get any to work....now I know why
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I have the majority of those. Musicradar had a post on 27plugins you should have that were free. Some were vsts. plus KVR has a host of units, but I could not get any to work....now I know why
As someone stated above there's the FXpansion VST to RTAS adapter that can make (most of) VST work in PT.
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As someone stated above there's the FXpansion VST to RTAS adapter that can make (most of) VST work in PT.
Yea already know about that for yrs now. Don't think I'll do it even now..just because.
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