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sinkmusic
05-04-2006, 03:57 PM
Working Hard:

Arcdev blitter

Bionic delay 1,2

Buzroom grancomp

Dblue Glitch

Kjaherus classic delay

posihfopit eq

Sknote & SInk Mirror philter

Tone2 Filterbank2

Hardly working:

Mutagene 2warp delay.
It works fine if the effect is applied to a track,
but when i put it on an "aux/bus" track, and draw an automation curve from the track where the audio is, it first plays with clicks, and at the second time uit crashed : host frozen and an audio buffer (very short) repeating indefinitely...

arcdev et-200 delay plugin : sound works fine, but in some kind of "blind" lode (speed settings aren't shown)


Unemployable:

AIPL Warmtone


bram supatrigga

Convo Boy (http://www.elevayta.com/) freezes Reaper (0.949) when trying to load an IR

mdsp LiveCut

psp mastercomp appears to pass no audio

Spinaudio SpineQ CM edition : only the left channel works (if it works, try to close/re-open the app : it should have set back in a "left only" mode")...







EDIT: Sorry sinkmusic, Im going to try and put the lists at the top of the thread here so Im err, borrowing your space here
sinkmusic's original post below, he gets the props

As one thread about working/broken vsti already exists, and as some plugins seem to have weird behaviour in Reaper, i have decided to create a new thread...
useful ?

Let's start :

_ Spinaudio SpineQ CM edition : only the left channel works (if it works, try to close/re-open the app : it should have set back in a "left only" mode")...

username
05-04-2006, 09:55 PM
psp mastercomp appears to pass no audio..

ermi
05-05-2006, 03:46 AM
Convo Boy (http://www.elevayta.com/) freezes Reaper (0.949) when trying to load an IR.

sinkmusic
05-05-2006, 04:03 AM
OK : Sknote & SInk Mirror philter, Kjaherus classic delay.

NOT WORKING : bram supatrigga, mdsp LiveCut ;

sinkmusic
05-05-2006, 04:48 AM
Buzroom grancomp works fine, and also :
Arcdev blitter,
posihfopit eq,
Mutagene 2warp delay,
Tone2 Filterbank2,
Bionic delay 1,2
...

sinkmusic
05-07-2006, 02:10 PM
Me again :
My first big crash with REaper :
using Mutagene 2warp delay.
It works fine if the effect is applied to a track,
but when i put it on an "aux/bus" track, and draw an automation curve from the track where the audio is, it first plays with clicks, and at the second time uit crashed : host frozen and an audio buffer (very short) repeating indefinitely...
(I'm no specialist, but it looks like a PDC issue, or buffer stuff...)
Grrrr !

sinkmusic
05-07-2006, 02:47 PM
ANother one :
Glitch, by Dblue.
It is a sequenced plugin, and here, well, errrrrh...i hear no sequence !
I'll try with other sequenced efx...

sinkmusic
05-07-2006, 04:33 PM
ANother one :
Glitch, by Dblue.
It is a sequenced plugin, and here, well, errrrrh...i hear no sequence !
I'll try with other sequenced efx...

Glitch working in 0,951.
I'm glad.
(even if alone in this thread)

sinkmusic
05-07-2006, 04:36 PM
me, me me and me again..
I think today i deserve a prize ! ;)

the wonderful arcdev et-200 delay plugin : when turning the "repeat rate" knob, nothing happens on the gui (it should display, as the name says it all : the repeat rate. warf).
annnoying, as this plugin is awesome.

Hedgehog
05-08-2006, 03:08 PM
It's a DirectX plug not VST but I don't know that we really want to start another thread just for DirectX so I guess I will just mention it here that AIPL Warmtone freezes Reaper upon attempting to open it.

I've tried it in .945 .0948 and .951 same deal in all versions.

Hedgehog
05-10-2006, 02:55 PM
Digilogue Blueline effects do some seriously crazy shit in Reaper.

I was checking these out (DirectX versions) and got everything from some horrible feedback kind of noise to crashing. Running these on just one track seemed to be ok but putting them on more than one was trouble.

I unchecked worker threads which got them to function properly live (even on multiple tracks) but hitting record resulted in 76 files being recorded when I had only two tracks armed for record!!!

I remember these plugs not seeming very stable in Cool Edit a number of years ago. It's too bad as the compressor and eq sound quite good when they actually work. I wanted to try the VST versions of these to see if they worked better but I couldn't even get them to load properly on my computer.

Magpel
05-13-2006, 08:33 AM
CamelSpace not working for me, or at least it not as it should. The main issue is that all controls relating to tempo sync and beat division (e.g., trancegate "length" control, LFO "rate" control when sync is selected) do not produce the expected results--everything sounds crackly and fritzy.

Getting lots of pops with it too, even when all sync functions are turned off.

Hedgehog
05-13-2006, 09:38 AM
CamelSpace not working for me, or at least it not as it should.

Did you try turning off worker threads?

You can find it in Options -> Preferences -> Audio.

This seems to be the thing to try with plugs that are misbehaving. You seem to loose some processing power doing it but it does sometimes fix the problem.

Magpel
05-13-2006, 10:59 AM
Did you try turning off worker threads?

You can find it in Options -> Preferences -> Audio.

This seems to be the thing to try with plugs that are misbehaving. You seem to loose some processing power doing it but it does sometimes fix the problem.

Thanks for the suggestion. It didn't work for me unfortunately. CamelSpace works perfectly in Sonar4 on the same machine, but just doesn't sync up or sound at all right in REAPER.

I haven't tried the newest release, though.

sinkmusic
05-14-2006, 03:36 AM
Digitalfishphones compressors : Reaper "sees" no presets for them...

sinkmusic
05-14-2006, 04:05 AM
Xoxos Arp4midi : freezes Reaper with big noise ! argggh

sinkmusic
05-14-2006, 03:31 PM
I don't know which one Reaper doesn't like, but sure he doesn't like the combination of Mjken chimera + Dasample Glaceverb...

Hedgehog
05-15-2006, 11:07 AM
Kind of a different problem here but when I had some effects missing from my computer and I opened an old project that had these effects in it that were no longer available it crashed out Reaper.

Reaper seemed to deal fine with missing VST effects but DB Audioware effects which are DirectX are a problem when opening a project that had DB Audioware plugs in it when you currently don't have the plugs available to Reaper any more.

petramar
05-15-2006, 12:45 PM
I had some effects missing from my computer

Hedgehog, I'm almost sure that it was one of your themes that scared the shit out of them...:)

Hedgehog
05-15-2006, 03:38 PM
I did a reinstall of the operating system and didn't have everything quite back in place yet.

The red and black evil theme is pretty much a joke, even I couldn't stand looking at that thing while I work. I have to agree with you that just the threat of using that one might scare away a few of your vst or directx plugs.

Glad to hear my themes are at least amusing if not actually usable by anyone but myself.

I did run into one interesting thing playing around with the crazy solid colors which is that the right side and middle of Reaper can't be changed with a theme because the white you are looking at there is Windows peaking through. I don't know that it's the proper term but those areas seem to be undefined by Reaper.

I'm hopeful that Justin will eventually get that area under control and maybe allow for changing some other stuff so things can still be visable when you use black and other dark colors.

magicchord
05-16-2006, 08:43 AM
Well, I tried using the Sony Dither (DX) last night and when I hit play the CPU usage went to 100% and the program pretty much froze.

Using v.952 with Windows XPpro on my old Dell Dimension 4100, PIII 930MHz with 512meg RAM, an Intel 815E chipset.
Echo Layla24 PCI soundcard.

malcolmj
05-16-2006, 12:12 PM
Well, I tried using the Sony Dither (DX) last night

Sony Dither? Do you have a link to this plug-in?

magicchord
05-16-2006, 02:05 PM
Umm... I guess not, it came with my Sound Forge 6 or Vegas 4.

Can't find a download though. Oh, well.

malcolmj
05-17-2006, 05:27 AM
Umm... I guess not, it came with my Sound Forge 6 or Vegas 4.

Can't find a download though. Oh, well.

Ah, OK. In that case it's probably a DX process that only works within the Sony products, as opposed to a DX plug-in.

I have a few of those on my system from various manufacturers, and they only work within the original program.

Cheers,

Malcolm.

theddodger
05-17-2006, 10:44 PM
( CM = Computer|Music mag)I cant get this instrument to work. It's registered on Reaper's list of filters, it's gui shos up but I can't get it to work.
It's a useful instrument, it.s free and it features in the new CM guitar special - which BTW is a very useful purchase.
Reaper is a great tool. Once stup it's becoming a joy to use.
Problems with Triangle, and Paax ( Ithink ) Sfz works just fine.
BTW, my first comment!

Art Evans
05-18-2006, 12:37 AM
Paax also does not seem to work here - Triangle is fine.

Meanwhile, Welcome! - but we're in the wrong thread - this one is for FX and we're talking instruments. But hopefully we will both be forgiven one day. :)

sinkmusic
05-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Dfx buffer override works fine.
KarmaFx reverb too
Tls Pocket limiter also feel well in Reaper...
Smartelectronix Ambience reverb makes sounds

BUT...
I can not make any Midi learn with Reaper... Even with plugins (like Ambience) with a "midi learn" feature on the Gui ? !
Would anybody know how to do ?

I took Ambience as an example, opened it in Live : the midi learn worked fine, same in Tracktion, but did not work in Reaper...
I tried in reaper with 3 plugins, it never worked...

sinkmusic
05-19-2006, 08:29 AM
No answer about midi learn ??? bouhou

- Tls POcket limiter can work in a strange way : one channel gcan get way mre quieter than the other one in certain conditions... I don't know if it is plugin or host related...
- Deelay works fine ;
- cfx delayer too ;
- SH1 reverb & chorus feel fine.

Art Evans
05-19-2006, 03:29 PM
Odd results sometimes with the TLS Pocket Limiter here too - but I think there is a recent new version of it which is supposed to fix the problem??

Hedgehog
05-22-2006, 12:01 PM
Anybody using Voxengo Pristine Space with Reaper?

I'm getting tempted to purchase this but the demo isn't working completely right with .953.

Live monitoring and playback of recorded tracks are both fine but hit record and it freaks out.

Also trouble with unselecting it during play which produces some bad noise. If you stop play, uncheck the FX box, and then hit play again all is good so this is easier to work around than the problems during recording.

mr jkn
05-23-2006, 03:27 AM
So, I too have jumped on this Reaper-train! Great friggin program. Im trying to set up a pure free-/share-/donationwaresystem with Reaper as my main host - it is godsent! Im actually liking it more than Cubase..

Well, I have had problems with:

TLs Pocket Limiter (crashes Reaper after two instances)

Digital Fish Phones THD (Strange wining when pushing it, and complete meltdown of Reaper after just one instance)

Everything else works like a charm - some glitches and hickups though when loading som free plugins, but no further crashes.

Im using the latest update by the way.

Love this program/ Jonas

Justin
05-23-2006, 03:33 AM
So, I too have jumped on this Reaper-train! Great friggin program. Im trying to set up a pure free-/share-/donationwaresystem with Reaper as my main host - it is godsent! Im actually liking it more than Cubase..

Well, I have had problems with:

TLs Pocket Limiter (crashes Reaper after two instances)

Digital Fish Phones THD (Strange wining when pushing it, and complete meltdown of Reaper after just one instance)

Everything else works like a charm - some glitches and hickups though when loading som free plugins, but no further crashes.

Im using the latest update by the way.

Love this program/ Jonas

Try disabling "Run FX from worker threads" in prefs/audio, and see if that helps any of these.. let me know if they do.

-J

mr jkn
05-23-2006, 05:04 AM
Try disabling "Run FX from worker threads" in prefs/audio, and see if that helps any of these.. let me know if they do.

-J

Nope. Thanks for the tip, though. Some of the noise generated by the THD-plugin stopped, but Reaper is up in smoke when inserting more than two instances. The Pocket Limiter on the other hand was able to run smoothly with a few instances now, but when tweaking too much with them - the plugins and Reaper went haywire, and broke down. All the other plugins runs as smoothly as my newly shaved chin. Though, when loading a few of some certain plugins the program "chokes" for a few seconds and makes this "brrr"-noise, but it doesnt seem to make the program unstable at all.

This program is so ergonomic! I have reduced my mixing time by 20-25%!

Art Evans
05-23-2006, 05:57 AM
I've dropped the Pocket Limiter (after problems in Reaper) for the Classic series freeware limiter, which seems perfectly good.

sinkmusic
05-23-2006, 10:21 AM
Well, I was into Buzmaxi3 : free, with more controls thatn POcket limiter.
Good as every buzroom comps.
(but as i'm a big fan on tbt plugins, i wanted to check this one too). Less features and Reaper's unfriend... So I'll switch !

Hedgehog
05-25-2006, 10:05 AM
Anybody using Sir convolution with Reaper?

I haven't tried it in .955 or .956 but in earlier versions of Reaper it was doing bad things when unchecking the effect in/out box. Very nasty noise upon checking/unchecking would calm down to occasional crackles that continued even after the Sir was removed.

Unchecking worker threads seemed to help the severity of the problems a little but didn't fix them completely.
I was even toying with the idea of getting Voxengo Pristine Space convolution but as I said in an earlier post the demo for that was a disaster.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Convolution is very cool and difficult to go without. I haven't tried Convo Boy because sinkmusic and ermi said here that it crashed .949.

sinkmusic
05-25-2006, 10:11 AM
Well, I'd gowith Voxengo Boogex.
It is free, mainly aimed at being a guitar amp using convolution, but you can load your awn IR, there is very few latency, and amazing settings (a nive eq, and some more).
It is never classified among "convolution plugins", but it rocks !

Hedgehog
05-25-2006, 11:48 AM
Well, I'd gowith Voxengo Boogex.


Interesting, I've used it but never noticed that you could load your own IR into it.

I take it it's working ok for you in Reaper?

sinkmusic
05-25-2006, 12:41 PM
I take it it's working ok for you in Reaper?

yes, and the sound is very nice !
Not a cpu hog, nearly no latency, great sonud and very good features : this plugin is a killer !

Hedgehog
05-25-2006, 03:39 PM
I gave Boogex a shot, I guess you can't complain for free but latency is just a bit too much for live use. Maybe if I get asio4all working again it would be ok but I'm using the asio driver from my Edirol and the lowest setting on it is low but not super low like asio4all. This coupled with a little more slowdown from Boogex pushes it to being too much. Some controls that are very useful (crucial even) for working with reverb which are found in most other convolution plugs are lacking in Boogex.


I'm finding that a number of effects are making nasty noises when bypassing them with the check box on the effects screen.

Sir, Boogex, Ambience, and maybe a couple of others.

This seems like a problem with Reaper, I've used these effects in Audition and never had issue with them.

Hedgehog
05-25-2006, 03:44 PM
Oh, forgot to mention turning off worker threads doesn't fix the bypass problem on these effects.

alex zonder
05-25-2006, 04:06 PM
Anybody using Sir convolution with Reaper?

I haven't tried it in .955 or .956 but in earlier versions of Reaper it was doing bad things when unchecking the effect in/out box. Very nasty noise upon checking/unchecking would calm down to occasional crackles that continued even after the Sir was removed.


No problems of that kind with SIR here, I'm happy to say. Amazing that the thing is freeware.

Hedgehog
05-25-2006, 05:25 PM
No problems of that kind with SIR here, I'm happy to say. Amazing that the thing is freeware.

I would find it to be quite amazing as well if it functioned.

I've tried downloading an older version of Sir, turning the CPU conservation control on and off, increasing my Edirol's buffer length, worker threads unchecked and while it's much better I still get a few cracks or pops. Maybe I have Isotope Vinyl running and I don't know it? ;)

Art Evans
05-25-2006, 11:32 PM
Seems ok here, though possibly there's a bit of the "overhang" problem I mentioned in another thread (tail of the reverb at the point where you stop playback is repeated at the point where you start playback).

(Just generated an impulse in "RaySpace" and loaded it in SIR. Neat trick. Saves any amount of trouble going to locations and popping balloons.)

Hedgehog
05-26-2006, 11:27 AM
Seems ok here, though possibly there's a bit of the "overhang" problem I mentioned in another thread (tail of the reverb at the point where you stop playback is repeated at the point where you start playback).


I don't think this has anything to do with reverb tails as it does it with completely dry tracks. It seems there are a few plugs that don't do it at all like the Kjaerhus effects, Digitalfishphones Endorphin and Blockfish, and the native Jesusonic stuff.

It is kind of odd that the plugs that really have trouble running at all like Sir tend to go completely batshit when I mess with the effect's in/out checkbox.

Maybe it's something with my system as I have had a lot of trouble with asio4all than most people do but most of these plugs I'm having trouble with in Reaper have worked fine for me in Adobe Audition.

My last try with asio4all was with 2.6 as some here have said that is better than the current version, this resulted in Reaper's Preferences/Devices screen being completely greyed out and eventually crashing altogether.

I don't know maybe I just need to go back to Audition and my Edirol driver. I like Reaper a lot but there are too many plugs that don't work with Reaper for me and the native effects tend to be a bit clunky.

While I'm whining... I'm getting timed out of this forum quite frequently lately, getting asked to log back in and having to rewrite messages.

RokkD
06-01-2006, 03:03 PM
This is the first time I've had a vst plugin not show up in the fx list.
It does however, show up in the DX list, after I run it through my vst/dx adapter.

Works as a vst in my other apps.


Juicy77 Amp
http://www.bteaudio.com/software/

sinkmusic
06-03-2006, 04:26 AM
The free Coldcutter plugin makes Reaper (0,960) crash on my machine.

Del Pedro
06-05-2006, 06:52 AM
Tubelimit (can be found here in the ftp area: http://hem.bredband.net/tbtaudio/ ):
Working, but no presets (or programs as it is called in Reaper) are available.

ParisEQ ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/944.html ):
Working, but the knobs don't behave like faders (I hope you understand what I mean).

Jason Brian Merrill
06-06-2006, 05:48 AM
working on and off

sinkmusic
06-06-2006, 03:11 PM
Did anyone had a curious "ToDo" window popping up when using Posihfopit or Spinbug with Reaper ??
It is weird, and pops up each time a click an efx window now !?
I think it is Betabugs SPinbug... I removed Posihfopit from the chain, and it was still here, then removed Spinbug, and everything seemed to be alright again...

Can anybody checkout ? (Spinbug is free)
http://www.betabugsaudio.com/plugs.php

PhilR
06-09-2006, 08:55 AM
I'm having a few problems with drumagog. It seems to work fine, but the user interface is completly blacked out. If I drag the window off-screen a few of the UI controls become visible but all labels remain blacked out and the controls tend to disappear again.

Also, the "visual triggering" display does not work.

Dukhlovi
06-09-2006, 12:26 PM
Most of my synthedit creations do work very well in reaper. Only one creation complains sometimes about missing parameters and it behaves a bit strange (it plays automaticly a drum pattern when the track is armed) But that is more due to my building skills rather than Justins i guess. But it works anyway.

Dukhlovi
06-09-2006, 12:29 PM
oh darn, i posted in the wrong thread. But i guess the synthedit created fx work also in reaper.

ajs
06-10-2006, 06:10 PM
VSampler 3, running as a DXi, was having some problems loading in the Reaper FX window. The FX window would enlarge to make room for it, but it would be a blank window with no output. Closing Reaper then reopening it to the FX window would *sometimes* force VSampler to load.

Then, shorly after it loaded on one occasion, BAM out of the nowhere, the horrible BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH that said something to the effect, "Windows has encountered a serious error and has shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this problem persists, change your caching settings in the BIOS."

Wow! Never had that happen before.

-Andrew

ajs
06-10-2006, 06:47 PM
Then, shorly after it loaded on one occasion, BAM out of the nowhere, the horrible BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH that said something to the effect, "Windows has encountered a serious error and has shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this problem persists, change your caching settings in the BIOS."

Wow! Never had that happen before.

-Andrew

Crashed again, this time a few seconds after closing a VSamper-enabled Reaper. I took closer look at the error message this time. That part about the BIOS was just a suggestion, but it said, before that, "A driver may potentially be causing conflicts in your system" or something like that.

marce
06-11-2006, 05:32 PM
Hi, Im new here, just trying reaper. Nice impressive list of features. It looks very stable. Im tryng to load the infinite list of plugins i have in my hardisk.
I know, it happens with any host, not all VST plugins works in all hosts/setups. Im wondering how reaper manage this, if any log file is created. I load my vst folder path, and in a given vst fx reaper crash. I suppose i must locate the evil dll, and move it. Beyond that, i like the way Tracktion manage this trouble. Like reaper, it dont like some plugins. But, if it crash while searching, the evil plugin is listed in an exclusion list, and is not taken in count for tracktion, so, you dont need to move the dll. If Tracktion crash while scanning, the next startup, it will continue from the point it crashed, excluding the bad plugin.
Well, can be a good idea some kind of exclusion list to avoid move some dll that works in other host.

Keep up the hard work, the program is a good one!

fluffy
06-11-2006, 05:47 PM
There is a log created (a ini, actually). It is located in Documents and Settings/<username>/Application Data/Reaper

marce
06-12-2006, 10:22 AM
There is a log created (a ini, actually). It is located in Documents and Settings/<username>/Application Data/Reaper

Thanks!
That ini file looks a little cryptic. If i wan that a plugin become not listed, i simple delete the line that refers it from the ini?

bobsled
06-13-2006, 12:22 AM
ChordMe crashed Reaper0962 during the initial vst scan while setting preferences (I always nuke the .ini before upgrading). Could be the .cfx files in ChordMe's preset folder? 0961 scanned this plug with no problem.

On the flip side, Metallurgy applied to just the drums in the Wings(Remix) demo with all other tracks muted is a wonderful thing.
Try preset (yes, I use presets) "(DRM)Gate-EWR"...yummy, I just wish I knew why...

fluffy
06-13-2006, 12:40 AM
Thanks!
That ini file looks a little cryptic. If i wan that a plugin become not listed, i simple delete the line that refers it from the ini?

No, it'll just reload again.

When looking at the ini a loaded plugin will look similar to:

NxtPhase.dll=009C9FD5E57CC601,1719088949,Modulatio n - NxtPhase


If you delete everything after the first comma ( , ) it won't load the plugin.

marce
06-13-2006, 04:44 AM
Thanks!

Marce

Jason Brian Merrill
06-13-2006, 05:27 AM
No, it'll just reload again.

When looking at the ini a loaded plugin will look similar to:

NxtPhase.dll=009C9FD5E57CC601,1719088949,Modulatio n - NxtPhase


If you delete everything after the first comma ( , ) it won't load the plugin.

this is a nice tip....

-MattmaN-
06-14-2006, 12:55 PM
In .962 Shortcircuit only makes a sound when I click on a midi note in the editor.
Otherwise during any normal playback,or recording it's silent.

Dukhlovi
06-18-2006, 06:24 AM
Betabugs Widebug gives screaming noices in 0.965. :(
It worked nice in previous versions of reaper.

Hedgehog
06-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Simul Analog JCM900 and Twin are only working on the left side in 0.97.

This is on a mono track. I'm getting effect on one side and not the other, track meters show the obvious difference in level.

bigwoody
06-25-2006, 12:31 PM
Just a heads up for anyone trying to use either Big Tic Hexline or Delay. These generate significant noise into the mix during playback. I noticed it started with the 0.965 Reaper release, but now that I have done some more regression testing there was lots of clicks and pops in earlier versions too. While these effects are kind of neat, you can easily accomplish similar effects using many other VST's available like Classic Chorus and or Delay, that we know work perfectly with Reaper.

Justin
06-25-2006, 12:35 PM
Just a note, a lot of these plugs that create noise, are at fault (by not complying with the VST spec). We could support them (at the expense of CPU use), but would rather encourage those developers to fix them.

bobsled
06-25-2006, 02:19 PM
...you can easily accomplish similar effects using many other VST's available like Classic Chorus and or Delay, that we know work perfectly with Reaper.

...as well as the effects available within Reaper itself. The Rea-plugs combined with the myriad routing options...well...the new (for me) possibilities have led me to pretty much dump my old way of doing things and returned me to experimenting with sound, not making noises sound the way they do because of the path they have to take. For example, take your fave synth or loop or whatever and try using an increase in number of channels allowed through that first track as a means to manipulate the most minute aspects of that initial sound...before it even gets sent to other tracks and/or effects...manipulate the source before it gets outsourced and use whatever parts of it (not length but harmonic structure [?]) that you'd like...or not... and then start checking out your fave vst on those chunks...

This instead of long chains of vsti stretching out toward the horizon...which is still kinda fun...

edit: I shoulda just said feel free to move around to the sides a little before moving ahead..

dang it...

bigwoody
06-26-2006, 08:48 AM
Thanks Bobsled your suggestions is cool and I will mess around from a learning perspective. Actually all I was doing was fattening up vocals and horns with a wider stereo effect. Pretty basic stuff, and there are tons of VST's that we know work with Reaper (and now I will test what ships with it) that can more than accomplish the same thing. To be honest, as a novice, the only thing that draws me to plugin VST's are the more intuitive UI's. I will spend some time with the REA Plugs and learn the nuances with what I expect to be very positive results.
I would much rather have Justin and team spend time on optimizing Reaper than retrofitting for VST's that are not complying to the published VST spec.

bobsled
06-26-2006, 11:00 PM
I would much rather have Justin and team spend time on optimizing Reaper than retrofitting for VST's that are not complying to the published VST spec.

Well said...

kejkz
07-11-2006, 10:57 AM
In last version of REAPER (0.984) W1 limiter from Betabugs causes a imidiate program crash when loading or trying to acess w1 saved in previous versions. Avoid it!

bigwoody
07-12-2006, 03:21 PM
Elsewhere in the forum (I can't find it now) Jason referenced the Preferences option in FX Plugins called "Better buggy VST compatibility mode". What does the "slower" reference mean? I did some testing with this option selected and it seems to fix many of the offending issues in VST that are not written to spec. That said, I would rather use "compliant" VST's instead of greatly effecting my overall system performance. Can anyone give me an idea what might be effected by selecting this option? Thanks

Youn
07-17-2006, 11:40 AM
BetaBugs PhaseBug and W1Limiter crashes REAPER upon inserting

http://www.betabugsaudio.com/plugs.php

Newbie Brad
07-18-2006, 09:31 PM
I opened Gregjazz/Moonoi.tk's Cinematic Reverb VST in .989 and it seemed to make Reaper start some stuttering.

sstillwell
07-23-2006, 10:12 PM
I've figured out what is making some of my projects crash on playback...

Dasample GlaceVerb.

If GlaceVerb is in the project, it will work when I add it to the project. When I save, quit and come back to the project it will crash on playback. If I disable all plugs before playback, start playback and then start enabling plugs...once again it works...until the next time I quit and restart. Rinse, repeat.

Too bad...it's a nice reverb for a freebie. Any chance of getting REAPER to work with it (or getting GlaceVerb to work with REAPER)?

Scott Stillwell

RokkD
07-24-2006, 06:21 AM
I've figured out what is making some of my projects crash on playback...

Dasample GlaceVerb.

If GlaceVerb is in the project, it will work when I add it to the project. When I save, quit and come back to the project it will crash on playback. If I disable all plugs before playback, start playback and then start enabling plugs...once again it works...until the next time I quit and restart. Rinse, repeat.

Too bad...it's a nice reverb for a freebie. Any chance of getting REAPER to work with it (or getting GlaceVerb to work with REAPER)?

Scott Stillwell


Same here, been having this problem for quite sometime (using the same workaround) funny thing is though, some of my projects that include Glaceverb never crash, could be a combination of Glaceverb and other plugs, or Glacverb included with too many other plugs in a parent folder and/or the master out.....or nothing to do with Glaceverb at all.

btw, the crash I'm having at the mo is of the 'Run time error' variety. It seems to me that Reaper doesn't always get along very well with reverbs in general.. (read below)

Here's a for instance: I have a project with 'Space' reverb on it, one minute it plays back fine, come in next day and it chokes on playback, so I swapped it for ariesverb, now playback is fine, but come in next day, and now ariesverb is choking on playback, switch back to Space and it plays back fine.

So the workaround for me is: Untick the reverb, click stop in the transport(even though it's already stopped) save-close-and reopen Reaper-tick the reverb, and now playback and rendering is fine again.

tbh, it doesn't bother me that much, as long as I can find a workaround and keep the project intact..;)

--

olzzon
07-24-2006, 09:25 AM
Just did a mix with TC powercore and sonalksis plugs.

Ran Voicestrip, classicreverb, megareverb, delay on powercore.
Worked great.

The sonalksis plugs worked perfectly in VST, but when you load the DX version, the default parameter sometimes are weird. But this happens in SawStudio too, so its probably more to do with the sonalksis DX ver that reaper.

robo
07-25-2006, 01:09 AM
Not working:

Convolver 4.4 Vst version

http://convolver.sourceforge.net/vst.html

still under development, but just a heads up. It A: doesn't pass audio and B: freezes loading impulses, killing the process in task manager then freezes windows.

I've emailed them so maybe sometime they're finally be a real partitioned convolution vst for free!

hasta - robot

sstillwell
07-26-2006, 10:18 PM
GlaceVerb...more info.

As reported, GlaceVerb appears to work until you close REAPER and reopen the project that it is in. Pressing "Play" at that point generates a C++ Runtime Error. Disabling all effects, pressing "Play" and then re-enabling effects makes everything okay until the next time you close and reopen REAPER.

Turning off FX Render-ahead fixes the issue (you can then press "Play" immediately after loading REAPER and the project without problems), but obviously is not desirable as a long-term solution.

Justin, does this give you anything to work with?

Scott

sinkmusic
07-27-2006, 02:03 AM
Audio Damage FuzzPlus2 makes Reaper crash.

lossfound
08-02-2006, 09:20 PM
Latest version of the fantastic Livecut is working great on .999, but I can't get parameters to store with the project nor can I load them from the GUI. Have not yet tested with another host, though, might be LC.

maa
08-11-2006, 01:28 AM
One of my favorite compressors - Peak Compressor (http://www.kvraudio.com/get/887.html) from Sinus crashes Reaper when floated. Especially noticable when in the new mode: "Auto float newly created FX" it trys to open without GUI then crashes reaper.

Hope thats easilly fixed because I use it a lot.

Cheers

M

Lee702
08-11-2006, 11:22 AM
George Yohng's W1 Limiter (Betabugs GUI) does not work crashes reaper before it loads

radio12
08-18-2006, 04:42 AM
Hi,
just tested the Demo of Guitar rig 2, it loads, but always resets the speakersimulation to 1x12 Alnico speaker, no the best choice for most of the presets.
tsch
Manfred

sinkmusic
09-12-2006, 03:57 AM
The (new & free) Voxengo Overtone GEQ doesn't make any sound in Reaper...

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=150090&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Art Evans
09-12-2006, 06:15 AM
Works here (in a 30 second test - haven't checked out all features yet).

Edit - can't be bothered with it - too many buttons for my liking. Which isn't to say it isn't very good - just exceeds my patience level.

sinkmusic
09-15-2006, 03:27 AM
- I have installed the latest version of TOne2 FIlterbank (v1,4), and i can't make its midi-learn works :(

- Voxengo OvertoneEQ latest beta (the one online on their site) works fine now :)

- I can't neither use the midi-learn feature of FreeAmp2...

- Ad Reverberring reverb won't work (produces loud hi pitched sound)...
(http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2262.html)

sinkmusic
09-21-2006, 10:00 AM
the free (and nice) nusofting Reverbering vst reverb doesn't work in Reaper...

http://www.nusofting.liqihsynth.com/free_plugins.htm#reverbering

Well, i have already posted it above, but an update has been done today, so i do it again...

alex zonder
09-23-2006, 09:03 AM
It's a long time ago that I've been so happy with a free VST as with Acon's Effect Chainer 1.0 :

http://www.acondigital.com/us_effectchainer_download.html

My parents once gave me MusicLab's DrumTools Performance Designer for my birthday, which was SO sweet... I reported various times here that it makes REAPER crash heavily, and it did so till I downloaded this new effect chainer today...

It simply solved the problem. Amazing!

And now it wouldn't even amaze me if ALL non-working vst(i)'s would start functioning in REAPER when loaded in Acon's Chainer... Do give it a try! :)

http://www.kvraudio.com/news/5940.html

alex zonder
09-23-2006, 01:45 PM
the free (and nice) nusofting Reverbering vst reverb doesn't work in Reaper...

http://www.nusofting.liqihsynth.com/free_plugins.htm#reverbering

Well, i have already posted it above, but an update has been done today, so i do it again...

Sink, I tried Reverbering in Acon's Chainer (see above) and yes, it works as it should. When loaded directly as an fx in REAPER indeed you get the loud highpitched sound. Weird, but the free chainer provides a fine solution for I think many fx that REAPER doesn't like.

I guess now someone should try to load Kontakt in the chainer... I don't have it.

Spon
09-23-2006, 04:55 PM
The chainer is also a quick-n-dirty way to automate FX bypass on a whole FX chain.

Art Evans
09-23-2006, 05:38 PM
Hmmm, it instantly crashed Reaper here!

Art Evans
09-23-2006, 05:55 PM
The trick seems to be to use the VST version first to intialise things, then the DX version will run without crashing.

The chainer is also a quick-n-dirty way to automate FX bypass on a whole FX chain.Unless I'm missing something, that's all you can automate, however - the envelopes for the effects within the chain do not appear.

And VSTi's do not appear to be supported, although Alex implies they are??

Art Evans
09-23-2006, 06:42 PM
I have to say I have little understanding of VST program loading and saving within Reaper, but this effects chainer does show effects presets that Reaper does not (why should that be?). If I then save the presets as a bank, and try to load that with the effect direct in Reaper, I get a "to do" error message about the bank being not opaque (?!), but if I save an individual preset using the chainer, I can then open that in Reaper.

Seems this all needs revisiting.

Blimey
10-10-2006, 07:22 AM
I think this is the new AconDigital plugin version 1.0 (I installed it 22/09/06) - haven't used it yet but it is in the VST Plugins folder for testing. Removal of the plugin fixes the problem obviously.

edgecrusher
10-20-2006, 07:35 AM
simulanalog jcm900, voxengo voxformer and kjaerhus classic delay (set on "digital") crash reaper v1.32 (i wrote it in the "bugs" forum already, hope you don't mind).

kylen
10-20-2006, 07:17 PM
Reaper v1.32

Problems (tested in v1.32):
SpaceBoy FreEQ - Crashes Reaper (white windows).

Works Fine (tested in v1.28):
PLParEQ3 *
PSP MasterQ
Elemental - Eqium, Firium, IXL Stereo Analyzer
Kjaerhus - GEQ-7, Classic EQ
Voxengo LF-Punch, LF-Max, Soniformer, OvertoneGEQ, SPAN, HarmoniEQ, CurveEQ, Transmodder, GlissEQ
AIXcoustic - Electri-Q
SIR
BetaBugs - PhaseBug
TritoneDigital - Hydratone
IQ4GUI, IIEQ, T-Racks EQ, Sonalksis SV517, Ozone3 (only tried the EQ and Stereo Width in Reaper), Pushtec

ED: I used Eliosound demo (everything else reported is licensed) which has a demo limitation - doesn't save settings!
[Eliosound AirEQ - forgets settings in between sessions.]

*ED: Oops - Reaper v1.32 crashed when I undocked PLParEQ3 at he wrong time while Reaper was playing. Other than some small window I can undock PLParEQ3 and it sounds fine.

ED-ED: Well I'm getting the idea here - it looks like it's not so smart to dock/unlock, add/remove certain(?) plugins while Reaper v1.32 is playing. Save often if you do!

sinkmusic
11-17-2006, 04:36 PM
nick fit midi arp has the magic power of making Reaper v1,38 vanish instantly !

nomidi
12-20-2006, 04:49 AM
I already posted this to Q&A, so sorry for crossposting - it just seemed to get no attention there. I'd really like to know what is the typical i/o routing model for using vst vocoders with internal carrier signal in Reaper(now using 1.53).

"I'm trying to set up a vst vocoder with internal carrier signal, for example Voctopus, http://www.boxsounds.com/voctopus_info.html
I put Voctopus as an insert for an audio vocal track and create a midi track. I route the midi track's send to the vocal track. All I get is the vocal track muted. I've tested different i/o combinations with no success.

I've set up mda's vocoder (with external carrier) and Talkbox with VocInput succesfully.

So the question is: am I doing something wrong, or is Voctopus broken, or is this a missing feature in Reaper (I doubt)?"

malcolmj
12-20-2006, 06:11 PM
"I'm trying to set up a vst vocoder with internal carrier signal, for example Voctopus, http://www.boxsounds.com/voctopus_info.html
I put Voctopus as an insert for an audio vocal track and create a midi track. I route the midi track's send to the vocal track. All I get is the vocal track muted. I've tested different i/o combinations with no success.

I've set up mda's vocoder (with external carrier) and Talkbox with VocInput succesfully.

So the question is: am I doing something wrong, or is Voctopus broken, or is this a missing feature in Reaper (I doubt)?"

I don't think Voctopus is going to work in REAPER. The manual specifically states that it was only ever tested in Cubase, and it seems to rely on the Cubase way of routing in order to work.

I downloaded and tried it, and there doesn't seem to be a way to select the Mod or Carrier inputs - unless you're using Cubase.

Cheers,

Malcolm.

nomidi
12-21-2006, 04:02 AM
I downloaded and tried it, and there doesn't seem to be a way to select the Mod or Carrier inputs - unless you're using Cubase.

Thanks for your comment! I wonder if there exists a free vst vocoder that responds to midi data like the one that was bundled with Cubase, at least in v. 1.0.7.

How about other midi related plugs - I've searched for a free arpeggiator and found Toby bear's Arpimedes. It just didn't do anything inserted on a midi track. Is Reaper somehow limited in this respect or is Arpimedes broken too?

(I'm sorry if I sound a bit disappointed, I like Reaper very much and will continue using it. I just need some basic tools to be used with it.)

mrelwood
01-15-2007, 08:29 PM
Not working:

VSTi: EVM Grand piano
http://www.evmsynths.com/free.htm

VST: PitchWorx DX by Delaydots
http://www.delaydots.com/xfreeware.html

Either of them doesn't show up in the FX list.
(Not calling it FX browser since it can't be browsed! ;)

maa
01-16-2007, 04:04 AM
EVM Grand doesn't work properly anyway - it keeps the note playing when you let go of the keys - real pianos don't do that.


Cheers

M

mrelwood
01-20-2007, 04:36 PM
EVM Grand doesn't work properly anyway - it keeps the note playing when you let go of the keys - real pianos don't do that.

Oh well, now that I've found Prova and Splendid Grand, I can't imagine EVM being a match for these!

Oh, back to the topic. Any of TobyBear's MidiBag plugins doesn't seem to work in Reaper (1.69). Toby is informed, we'll see how he takes this.

mrelwood
01-25-2007, 04:53 PM
TobyBear's Midibag plugins DO work since Reap 1.71.

Pitchworks can now be inserted, but only to give a note "can't load plugin".

mr. moon
02-04-2007, 09:07 PM
Reaper will not "see" my Waves SSL 4000 VSTs as VST effects. The only way I can get them to work at all in Reaper is by running the Cakewalk VST adapter from SONAR 5. Only them will Reaper gain access to them, and not as VST effects (i.e. "VST:XXX") but as DX-wrapped VST effects (i.e. "DX: VST XXX").

Anyone else experiencing this?

-mr moon

Art Evans
02-05-2007, 01:56 AM
"Note Queue" - a damn handy thing if it would work - sadly crashes Reaper pretty quickly. http://www.asseca.com/nicfit/notequeue.html is the site. It would be nice if Justin and Co. could build this functionality right into Reaper.

jules
02-10-2007, 03:06 PM
Senderella (http://subminimal.org/tools.php)won't work(the send wouldn't ..."send" the audio to the "receiver").

The email address of the developper is nowhere on his website:(

Amether
02-26-2007, 06:44 PM
Yo, just a quicky to say that SFZ is still a deathtrap on my machine (dual core - dunno if that's relevant). +100db sounds and all that jazz.

LabbyRoad
02-28-2007, 10:00 AM
Has anyone had success using Musiclab's RealGuitar in Reaper?

http://www.musiclab.com/products/realgtr_info.htm

I'm trying the demo and I can't get strumming or picking patterns to work within Reaper, however they do work from a simple VST host like Minihost.

Anyone?

Diogenes
02-28-2007, 10:54 AM
I'm downloading the demo to try it out. In the meantime, do you have "Always run FX" set in Reaper Preferences? Some of these VSTi sample based jobbies seem to need that option set in Reaper...

D

LabbyRoad
02-28-2007, 11:05 AM
do you have "Always run FX" set in Reaper Preferences?
D

No, but I'll try that tonight. As it stands right now, it will play the individual notes in a MIDI track, but will not strum or pick.

Diogenes
02-28-2007, 12:52 PM
I grabbed the demo, made sure "Always run FX" was checked in Preferences and it seems to work fine. I have the newest build of Reaper.

Holler back if you can't get it goin'...

"Woof"

D

LabbyRoad
02-28-2007, 01:04 PM
made sure "Always run FX" was checked in Preferences and it seems to work fine."Woof"

D

That's great! I'll test it tonight when I get home.

Can't wait ....

"Pant ... pant ... pant"

Diogenes
02-28-2007, 01:15 PM
Is your avatar a pic of your own dog? If so, he/she is beautiful. My neighbor has a Lab. Great dog IMO.

D

LabbyRoad
02-28-2007, 01:24 PM
Is your avatar a pic of your own dog?D

My dog looks just like that, but it's tough getting him to hold still for a good pic so I mined that one off the Web to use on my blog.

There's nothing better in this world than a shiny black Lab!

LabbyRoad
02-28-2007, 05:22 PM
Holler back if you can't get it goin'...

"Woof"
D

I'm hollerin'.

Grrrrrrrrrrrr ... (frustration growl)

Enabling "Always Run FX" didn't solve the problem. As soon as I enable the Pattern button in the RealGuitar GUI, all sound from the plugin stops.

... still works perfectly from Minihost.

Diogenes
02-28-2007, 08:46 PM
Well nuts... I left my laptop at work. I'll have a look tomorrow and see if I can duplicate the problem.

Chill out and have a milk bone! :)

D

Diogenes
03-01-2007, 11:01 AM
I had another stab at RealGuitar this morning. As long as I feed it a MIDI file from say Band-In-A-Box, it works fine. The Pattern deal did not work. One thing, you can't drag and drop patterns into Reaper. If you locate and load them from Media Explorer, they won't play! If I get a chance, I'll goober around with it some more. My demo is good for another 28 days...

D

LabbyRoad
03-01-2007, 01:19 PM
The Pattern deal did not work.
D

It sounds like you're getting the same results as me. I was thinking of buying it but if the patterns don't work in Reaper, that's a deal breaker.

Perhaps I'll try sending MusicLAB a friendly email suggesting that they test against Reaper in the future.

Thanks for giving it a try, Diogenes. I think I'll curl up by the fire now, and dream about chasing squirrels.

Diogenes
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Bow-wow-wow yippy yo' yippy 'ay... tried it in n-Track too. Same deal I say...

So, it does not appear to be a Reaper specific thing. Maybe a demo limitation?

D

LabbyRoad
03-01-2007, 04:43 PM
So, it does not appear to be a Reaper specific thing. Maybe a demo limitation?
D

I sent an email to Music Lab. Unfortunately, their response was less than helpful.

"Unfortunately, we didn't test RealGuitar in "Reaper", that means it is not supported. Sorry for inconvenience."

I guess that's that for now. Time for my morning walkies!

FireMoon
03-05-2007, 07:56 AM
My SSL compressors and channel strips appear as Stereo FX but no mono versions..

Killedbyalbany
03-07-2007, 05:57 PM
I have the same problem with my SSL strips.

I've also noticed that Reaper doesn't seem to want to acknowledge any of my Blue Tubes Bundle VSTs right to exist either. Has anybody else encountered this problem?

I'm going to try that acon digital vst wrapper when I get home, but in the menatime if there is something I'm missing, please give me a shout.

Killedbyalbany
03-08-2007, 10:04 AM
UPDATE: The vst wrapper from Acon worked for all of the Blue Tubes plugins. It's definitely not the most efficient or convenient way to run them, but it's a small price to pay to be able to use them until compatibility is ironed out.

As for the Mono SSL plugs, they are still among the missing. Weird.

Magpel
04-20-2007, 11:10 AM
Hey there -- latest report and final "cry for help" re: my problem with CamelSpace and Reaper.

Using the latest version of each, here's what I've got.

--On my main homebuilt DAW with the Delta 1010, CamelSpace still does not fucntion properly in Reaper. Tempo-based stuff is all out of whack (wildly accelerated) and everything is fritzy and noisy.

--On the same DAW, CamelSpace works fine in Sonar 4.03.

--And here's the big news: on my business computer with the SB Audigy, CamelSpace works FINE in Reaper.

So...it's not an inherent issue between Reaper and CamelSpace, apparently, but something with my config.

Any tips that might lead to a solution would be deeply appreciated.

user1
05-30-2007, 07:54 AM
Waves Q1 through Q10 pound the VU meters to +580dB with horrible noise.

Strangely, if you then click "undo", the plug-in works normally from then on. Saving the song, closing it, opening it and playing it then results in the noise again.

I've had the same problem arise with Waves Enigma but cannot reproduce it consistently.

jonyjazy
06-26-2007, 09:41 AM
Hypirism pack of DX craches a lot...

Casualty
02-27-2008, 09:38 AM
Yeah I can confirm problems with Arboretum Systems Hyperprism DX 2.5.

Start a new project, insert a hyperprism fx on the master and everything's ok.

Insert new track, Reaper crashes.

-or-

Start a new project. Add a new track. Insert Hyperprism fx on new track. Reaper crashes.

Error message in both cases:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime error! Program C;\Program Files\REAPER\Reaper.exe

This application has requested the runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Casualty
03-05-2008, 12:54 PM
These plugins, like the Hyperprism plugins are old and buggy, but there are a couple of effects I really like, such a s the Aural Activator, which as far as I can tell is the closest thing to an actual real Aphex Aural Exciter out there. (I'm also a big fan of the Hyperprism Ring Modulator - it's my favorite for Stockhausen-style mangling of an audio track - big fun!).

I can't get the dsp-fx plugins to appear on the screen. In my old projects that use them, they do appear to be functioning ok though... just can't get the window to open in 2.107. They worked fine (except for the usual quirks)in all previous versions of Reaper

Wilkesin
03-12-2008, 07:57 PM
Izotope Vinyl will also not show up in my VST plugins folder. I really love this plug too! Cool effect. That makes two VSTs so far:

Izotope Vinyl
SSL LMC-1 (listen mic compressor)


That won't show up in 2.108

edit: took them out of the VST directory, rescanned, put them back in, rescanned and all was good.

pattonfreak1
03-21-2008, 10:53 AM
I cant access the presets for the C_3 multiband compressor

quartermoonpro
04-01-2008, 02:46 PM
You might try seeing if they're listed under the maker of the plugin, for example I didn't think my Drumagog plugin had loaded, but it was actually loaded up under wavemachines, which is the maker of Drumagog.


Izotope Vinyl will also not show up in my VST plugins folder. I really love this plug too! Cool effect. That makes two VSTs so far:

Izotope Vinyl
SSL LMC-1 (listen mic compressor)


That won't show up in 2.108

Tallisman
04-01-2008, 03:07 PM
Izotope Vinyl will also not show up in my VST plugins folder. I really love this plug too! Cool effect. That makes two VSTs so far:

Izotope Vinyl
SSL LMC-1 (listen mic compressor)


That won't show up in 2.108

both of those work fine here.
I am not at my DAW so I can't tell you exactly, but the ssl lmc-1 shows up in the list under a different name

.t

Mike Deblin
10-31-2008, 02:30 PM
Line6 POD Farm plug-in http://line6.com/podfarm/index.html?utm_source=Index&utm_medium=DropDown&utm_campaign=POD+Farm

does not work in the Reaper 2.53 =((

The previous version of the product (Line6 Gearbox plug-in)worked perfectly!
Fix please.
Thank in advance.

lethe
11-25-2008, 09:48 AM
Line6 POD Farm plug-in http://line6.com/podfarm/index.html?utm_source=Index&utm_medium=DropDown&utm_campaign=POD+Farm

does not work in the Reaper 2.53 =((

The previous version of the product (Line6 Gearbox plug-in)worked perfectly!
Fix please.
Thank in advance.

Verified - it doesn't work for me either.

ericcarl
11-29-2008, 04:45 PM
Rough Rider from Audio Damage works most of the time, but seems to crash Reaper if I remove the effect while the track plays. I have to make sure to stop playback anytime I want to remove it. Not the end of the world but kind of annoying.

http://www.audiodamage.com/downloads/product.php?pid=ADF002

fester2000
01-09-2009, 08:17 AM
Verified - it doesn't work for me either.

There is a crude workaround here -- get your hands on the free vst wrapper called "effectschainer" here: http://www.acondigital.com/us_EffectChainer.html

The problem, as I understand it, is that Pod Farm is not compatible with any recording program that utilizes a 64 bit processing engine, which Reaper and other programs use. In Sonar, there's an option to disable the 64 bit engine -- I wonder if there might be something similar available in Reaper someday?

Cheers,

Fester2k

fester2000
01-09-2009, 11:25 AM
There is a crude workaround here -- get your hands on the free vst wrapper called "effectschainer" here: http://www.acondigital.com/us_EffectChainer.html

The problem, as I understand it, is that Pod Farm is not compatible with any recording program that utilizes a 64 bit processing engine, which Reaper and other programs use. In Sonar, there's an option to disable the 64 bit engine -- I wonder if there might be something similar available in Reaper someday?

Cheers,

Fester2k

For those of you looking to help give L6 some incentive to make PodFarm fully Reaper compatible, please see this thread.

http://line6.com/support/thread.jspa?threadID=50518&tstart=0

Thanks for listening!

Cheers,

Fester2k

fester2000
02-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Line6 released v 1.03 of Pod Farm today. Among other things, it fixed the incompatibility with Reaper. The link below has full details on the subject.

http://line6.com/support/entry!default.jspa?categoryID=139&externalID=4850

Cheers,

Fester2k

Dr. Pickle
03-29-2009, 04:16 PM
Camel Audio Alchemy, VST synth, crashes reaper 2.58 when a preset is loaded

mindnoise
04-29-2009, 06:26 AM
Hi,

this is my first Post.

The INA GRM Tools Classic VST V2.0 crash REAPER 3beta7 on startup.
Removing the Plugs from the Plug-In Folder solved the problem.

But also the GRMs are the trouble makers mith Novation Automap, so I guess its not Cockos fault all the way ;)

I am on a MacBook C2D on OSX 10.5.6.



best,

roguetitan
05-29-2009, 07:43 AM
I get a lot of popping and cracking when I use Kajerhaus Classic chorus after rendering a project, same thing with Blue cat audio chorus DX.

mr jkn
06-04-2009, 08:29 AM
Aixacoustic Electri-q cm edition eq is very buggy in Reaper. Changing eq-curves seems impossible. Works great in samplitude. Very sad, because it sounds astonishing.

pattonfreak1
06-22-2009, 08:33 PM
Homegrown Sounds' Black Magic Lite loop generator vsti crashes REAPER 2.58 when removing it from an fx chain.

roguetitan
06-24-2009, 09:43 AM
a little update on the comment I made about the Kajerhaus and BCA plugins:
I have noticed that if the track levels are set at or below -6db pre recording that the plugins are stable however if any tracks are real hot or the tracks are clipping like a distorted guitar you will experience this popping and cracking after rendering the project.
you are also less likely to experience the artifacts if you render in WAV or MP3 in LAME directly from Reaper.

natecha
08-05-2009, 09:17 AM
RSO (Recording School Online) ExTreme Punch 3 vst crashes Reaper 3.06 when exiting and saving a project(but project still gets saved),and also crashes when remove button is pressed.

DrJ
08-28-2009, 07:32 AM
I have JB Isone Pro running in Reaper, working like a charm. :)

neteqx
10-02-2009, 09:43 AM
Drumagog loses settings from samples tab on project restart. Every time I open a mix for recall I have to manually reset my dynamic thresholds, solos and mutes.

I can't mix important projects in Reaper because of this. It's like taking a snapshot of the console and having important settings left out!

shakey.oberon
10-09-2009, 09:15 AM
cakewalk tube leveller vst crashes, taking one core to max and reaper crawls along horribly until I find it and bypass it. Doesn't always happen to the one you are working on, sometimes it happens somewhere else in the project.

Cant reproduce it reliably,it seems to be random, but it may be connected to the kjaerhus golden peakpressor, I often hav them in the same chain, also the waves ssl plugs are usually around

cake lp64 also crashes reaper, they could be related, they are from the same company

PHLENDOCAT
10-10-2009, 03:41 PM
Hi all. I love this reverb, and unfortunately is crashes Reaper everytime I use it, and I refuse to go back to Cubase just to use this damn thing. Has anybody had any experience with this reverb? Cockos: Would you be able to test this out and get it working?

Thanks in advance.

Sharza Harza
10-15-2009, 05:29 PM
AAS Ultra Analogue VA-1 crashes Reaper when changing presets too quickly (obviously, though to me it just seemed sort of random crash)
More discussion here
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=265831&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=165

Also reported crashing Cubase5 (4 is OK) and Renoise, if that info may help in any way.

sleepynicky
11-06-2009, 08:52 PM
I'm having trouble with PSP audioware's VintageWarmer.
Plugin scan stops at VintageWarmer.dll and VintageWarmer2.dll.

Reaper 3.14, WinXP SP2 (32bit)
VintageWarmer 2.1.4 with iLok

Other iLok protected plugins seem to be scanned normally and working fine.

[edit Nov. 13, 2009]
After I wrote above, I found that Cubase 5 could not scan the VW2 plug, either.
By using a new user acount on the same PC, the plugs could be scanned and normally used
with Reaper 3.14 and Cubase 5.

This imcompatibility post is withdrawn. Thanks!

mcshane
11-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Can't get sidechaining to work. Not sure if it's Reaper or Izotope.

0=0
12-03-2009, 10:25 AM
Yeah I can confirm problems with Arboretum Systems Hyperprism DX 2.5.

those plugins are super buggy...always have been..but some of them sound amazing.

j

0=0

p.s. they also dont work for me in reaper.

jefe
12-05-2009, 06:33 PM
A few threads have been running recently (here, KVR) about problems with Audio Damage plugins in Reaper v 3.14. These plugins are confirmed to be buggy:

Automaton
BigSeq2
Eos
Kombinat
Ricochet

If you own any of these AD plugins, it would be very helpful if you followed these steps and posted your results:

1. Open Reaper.
2. Create a new (empty) project.
3. In the track section, right-click and select 'Insert new track'.
4. In the mixer section, add one of the AD plugins (ie. EOS) listed above as an insert track fx. The fx window is opened.
5. Close the fx window (on track 1).
6. Right-click and select 'Insert new track'. This will add a second track.
7. Add a JS plugin as an insert track fx.
8. Close the fx window (on track 2).
9. Select track 1 and delete it.
10. Click on the JS plugin in the mixer view to open the plugin window and drag it.
11. Reaper crashes (at least for me) every time.

These AD plugins seem to work fine:

Fuzzplus
Rough Rider (free)
Discord
Dubstation
914 Filter Bank

Thanks to stuman for patience and persistence in reporting this.

I really enjoy AD plugins and would love to see this get addressed, so please help if you can!

mplay
03-05-2010, 10:23 AM
Hello, Ive been demoing dsMS, very nice tool but Reaper will not correctly recall settings when the "Save as bank" option is enabled in the Reaper preferences. Not enabling the save as bank option makes some of my other plugs unhappy. Besides this the gui doesnt refresh when changing presets. Any chance for a quick fix or is it up to the develloper?

kozmikyak
03-05-2010, 06:43 PM
I was hoping to use the GSI KeyPerformer VSTi with Reaper. Unfortunately, any time I start recording MIDI on a virtual instrument track instantiated with this plugin Reaper crashes, sometimes so hard that not even the task manager can get rid of Reaper.

Another product of theirs, VB3, works fine in demo mode. Unfortunately I have KeyPerformer registered and not VB3, so the demo white noise pops up every 10 seconds.

I'll write to the author and ask if he has an interest in working on this. The reason I tried moving to Reaper is because Adobe Audition's MIDI functions suck so badly, but I also had various funky problems running this instrument as a VSTi in Audition. I was hoping I could write it off to the poor quality of Audition's MIDI and VSTi support, but it seems no.

Peevy
03-22-2010, 02:02 AM
A few threads have been running recently (here, KVR) about problems with Audio Damage plugins in Reaper v 3.14. These plugins are confirmed to be buggy:

Automaton
BigSeq2
Eos
Kombinat
Ricochet



Hi to jefe & whoever else is using these plugins.
I read some very favourable reviews of EOS & Ricochet while skimming through some old copies of Computer Music mag. So I thought I'd first see what you guys thought here & then I find this out. Are there still problems with these plugins? If there are there's no point in buying them then.

jefe
06-14-2010, 01:12 PM
Hi to jefe & whoever else is using these plugins.
I read some very favourable reviews of EOS & Ricochet while skimming through some old copies of Computer Music mag. So I thought I'd first see what you guys thought here & then I find this out. Are there still problems with these plugins? If there are there's no point in buying them then.
I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, was waiting on any news.

Audio Damage is now saying it's a bug with Reaper. I have no idea, but the prospect of a fix seems to be getting dimmer.
However, I'm still using 3.16 or something- maybe it's been addressed in Reaper? I'll post a thread to find out.
EDIT: Yes! The fix is up-

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?p=529151#post529151

I am so happy about this :)

preachers
01-05-2011, 04:36 AM
plugins that cause reaper crash:

BT Analog Chorus CH2S-3 (Nomad Factory)

yo-albino
02-05-2011, 04:31 AM
One plugin that doesn't crash, but emits a low level noise signal (-90dB approx) is Cyanide2. Not normally intrusive, but occasionally can be heard in a rendered mix.

ericthecleric
05-13-2011, 06:05 PM
I am successfully using the following Sonivox VSTi's in Reaper:

Vocalizer ***
Playa
Sampla
Hip Hop Strings
Aggro-Electro Boom
Reggaeton

***It took a while to figure out Sonivox Vocalizer but you have to add the VSTi in the audio track, then you have to create a send from a midi track to that channel in an audio channel. In order to hear it, you must have an audio track recorded and you need to turn record monitoring on in the midi channel. I am not sure if you can monitor live or not, like they lead you to believe is possible in the Vocalizer videos.

Way to go Reaper!

Any experience with Antares Autotune?

Thanks.

Eric

detente
08-12-2011, 05:56 AM
As of Reaper v4.0 (August 12, 2011), VST(i) and DirectX plugins that seem to crash during scan/loading of types/names:

Beat Thang Virtual (v2.1.1, VSTi)
Cakewalk StudioVerb2 (DirectX effect)
Energy XT VSTi (v2.5.4)
FL Studio VSTi
FL Studio VSTi (Multi)
S1DXi.dll (Synth1 VST DirectX instrument)
TyrellN6 (VSTi by u-he)

ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) Demo VSTi had issues during first few scans, but then seemed to stop crashing.

Good luck with your troubleshooting.

At first I disabled VST getting of names/types to prevent crashes. I also totally disabled DirectX plugins and DirectX plugin scanning. Doing both of those allowed to at least get Reaper running past the splash screen. Then later on I enabled those one at a time and watched the scanning after initiating it.

Reaper v4 appears to freeze during the crashes, but it actually keeps running if you let it continue. Each time it crashes you can write down which one seemed to cause the crash.

I used AnalogX DX Man (DirectX Manager) to unregister the buggy DirectX plugins. Then I deleted them at their folder source so they wouldn't be loaded again.

http://analogx.com/contents/download/Audio/dxman/Freeware.htm

To use DX Man, you drag the file onto it's window and respond to the pop-up window choices. You can register or unregister DirectX plugins that way. DirectX plugins need to be unregistered before their files are deleted.

After I removed both the buggy VST(i)'s and the buggy DirectX plugins, everything seemed to scan and load without troubles.

This is the first time I have successfully gotten Reaper to run since about version 2 when I first started testing Reaper.

detente
10-08-2011, 01:49 PM
As of October 8th, 2011...

ZynAddSubFX (synth VSTi) crashes Reaper during certain random operations within the synth. For example, loading certain instrument presets crashes Reaper. Also it can crash during playback if you play too many notes really fast. There's a correlation to the polyphony/built-in effects use/overal CPU load as well.

It's useable in between crashes, but since it does crash the entire program and project session, I recommend against using it at all. If you must use it, use it carefully and at modest settings and freeze it as soon as possible.

As far as I understand it, ZynAddSubFX never made it out of the beta stage anyhow and was abandoned by the creator.

dontel
12-08-2011, 10:37 PM
Auto-tune VST efx causes Blue Screen of death.

Babazon
12-14-2011, 02:19 PM
I haven't even been able to load these vst effects


Psp OldTimer
Elephant
Density MKII (<- really needed that :S )
Gclip
EpicVerb

Everything else works perfectly, Reaper rocks, deserves every cent paid, and everyone at Cockos rock :) (Until I learn how to use Cubase, no offense)

Fex
02-27-2012, 03:44 AM
With a project sample rate of 96kHz, Studio Devil's Virtual Bass Amp generates a buzzing noise; around - 25dB with faders at unity, with different noises depending on the VST preset and the audio device selected. I have no such problem at lower sample rates.

Zorgos
04-01-2012, 11:09 PM
I sent an email to Music Lab. Unfortunately, their response was less than helpful.

"Unfortunately, we didn't test RealGuitar in "Reaper", that means it is not supported. Sorry for inconvenience."

I guess that's that for now. Time for my morning walkies!

I've found a way to use real guitar in reaper.
1) Locate Real Guitar folder.
2) Change real guitar .exe file, to windows xp compatibility mode (in compatibility tab)
3) If not working, check the option 'run as administrator', in the same .exe file.

ZRG

jam92189
04-18-2012, 01:59 AM
Sknote specter 64 bit crashes reaper whenever audio is not running and its open like when i pause for more than a second or when i start up a session with it open from the start

giewuer
01-05-2013, 09:01 AM
I have problems with xoxos VST's
http://www.xoxos.net/vst/vst.html
For example the Fauna VST - crashes randomly after I switch presets. Does anyone have a solution for this problem or maybe it's just not compatible with Reaper?

V'ger
01-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Fauna works fine here, no problem switching presets. No other Xoxos plugin gives trouble either.

giewuer
01-08-2013, 10:08 AM
Then maybe something's wrong with my PC? What I do is set a midi item with a note, put it on loop, play and when I switch through several presets while it's playing it crashes. Actually there's no problem switching presets when REAPER is not playing.

I get the "REAPER has stopped working" error:


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: reaper.exe
Application Version: 4.2.6.1
Application Timestamp: 5033f319
Fault Module Name: CK_GUI_ENVELOPE_16.SEP
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00001c34
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Locale ID: 1045
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V'ger
01-08-2013, 10:37 AM
I tried a one bar note looping while changing presets (fast and slow) without any incident.

Right-click the plugin name in the add FX window and try to load it in 'buggy plugin compatibility mode'. (mine works in both modes)

Also try Fauna in other hosts like Savihost or Minihost for example, to see if it's Reaper or your system that's the issue.

Can others try it please?

djdanlib
03-01-2013, 12:08 PM
When AmpliTube 3 dies, which happens occasionally when I have 3 instances running, it takes down Reaper with it. The crash dump reports the faulting module is AmpliTube.

The Steven Slate VCC plugins also die and take down Reaper when scanning for VSTs if I don't have my iLok plugged in, even if I hit "cancel" on the popup message generated by the plugins.

Working well for me:
Arturia Analog Factory (VSTi)
Arturia Mini Moog VSTi
AAS Lounge Lizard
AAS Swatches (VSTi)
IK T-RackS

Mixed results:
Waves v9 (PC works great, Mac has a display/mouse bug)

rtwhiteside
03-06-2014, 12:42 PM
AMD bass rack closes down every time

rdesanti
07-05-2014, 03:07 PM
Does anyone out there have Reaper crash issues with Melda Productions free version of Mdrummer small free version. I downloaded and installed it ok after 3 tries but when it loads in Reaper it crashes Reaper and quits unexpectedly. I had to remove it all and toss it in the trash. Once I deleted them, Reaper returned to it's normal self. So like is there a secret to getting this to work? I'm on a MAC OS X MT LION 10.8.5. I used stuffit as they suggested to but to no avail.

V'ger
07-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Yes, see here: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=334027

edteneyck
07-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Plugins that hang/freeze Reaper 64bit v4.71 during startup scan:

Roger Linn Adrenalinn Sync (used to work in an earlier version)
CableGuys FilterShaper, VolumeShaper, MidiSpaher, Pancake
There are 20 or 30 more I'll have to write down. A lot are SynthEdit plugs.

Edit:
I've got Adrenalinn Sync working in FL Studio, but it still won't work in Reaper x64 4.72. I've tried deleting it from the "reaper-vstplugins64.ini"
to try and force it to rescan, but it doesn't help. It doesn't show in the list of available plugs.

Nystagmus
08-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Equilibre freeware parametric EQ doesn't properly display in ubuntu studio v14.04 LTS linux under wine v162 on reaper v47x. Luckily, the sound seems OK and the GUI can be turned off using reaper's UI button in the vst window frame that reaper provides. Equilibre vst is vaporware now and used to be known as Double Precision EQ.

Ishkabbible
11-08-2014, 05:54 PM
I, too, have been having a hell of a time using xoxos' Radian. I can use it on up to 3 tracks without using the "buggy plugin mode", adding it to a 4th track causes reaper_host32 to crash. If I check the "buggy" box, I can put it on 4 tracks, but adding a 5th crashes reaper_host32.
I talked with xoxos about this and he says it is a very straightforward SynthEdit VST with only one custom module. I am also able to put it on as many tracks as I want in Podium. And xoxos tests his plugins with EnergyXT, and he hasn't seen this problem there, either. So I am quite certain this is a REaper-specific issue.
I am running REaper v4.75 x64

Any other ideas?

FYI - xoxos suggested that I try making multiple copies of the DLL in different directories. This solves the crashing problem (at least up to 8 instances), but now it is getting totally out of hand as I need at least another 8 instances for my current project, and running multiple copies makes passing presets around quite painful.

V'ger
11-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Must be a 64-32 bridge issue as I just run 12 tracks with an instance each and not even using buggy mode in Win XP 32.

Reaper's bridge should be as good as they come, but maybe try jBridge (http://jstuff.wordpress.com/jbridge/) as an experiment.

You could also try to go a step further than 'buggy mode' and run Radian as dedicated or separate process (you can find the options (Run as) by right-clicking the plugin name in the 'Add FX' dialog box (window).

Ishkabbible
11-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Must be a 64-32 bridge issue as I just run 12 tracks with an instance each and not even using buggy mode in Win XP 32.

Reaper's bridge should be as good as they come, but maybe try jBridge (http://jstuff.wordpress.com/jbridge/) as an experiment.

You could also try to go a step further than 'buggy mode' and run Radian as dedicated or separate process (you can find the options (Run as) by right-clicking the plugin name in the 'Add FX' dialog box (window).

Thanks, V'ger. Had to go all the way to buggy + separate process, but I now have 8 instances running successfully :)
Interestingly, that has also cut WAY down on my CPU usage.

audiocan
04-22-2016, 09:21 AM
Hi,

I've recently purchased Komplete Elements to compensate the lack of instruments in REAPER. So far, I'm content, but I have a big issue:

Reaktor Player patches that are larger than my screen (13" Mac) won't allow scrolling until the end of the GUI. In other words, I can see the right and/or bottom edge of the instrument. Freaking annoying.

Anyone having similar issues? I'm running on 64 bit El Capitan.

bluzkat
04-22-2016, 10:10 AM
Hi,

I've recently purchased Komplete Elements to compensate the lack of instruments in REAPER. So far, I'm content, but I have a big issue:

Reaktor Player patches that are larger than my screen (13" Mac) won't allow scrolling until the end of the GUI. In other words, I can see the right and/or bottom edge of the instrument. Freaking annoying.

Anyone having similar issues? I'm running on 64 bit El Capitan.

I have Reaktor (not player)... in the file menu, under View there are size settings. Are these available in Reaktor Player?

Hope the helped.


:cool:

audiocan
04-22-2016, 10:19 AM
I have Reaktor (not player)... in the file menu, under View there are size settings. Are these available in Reaktor Player?

Hope the helped.


:cool:

Hey Bluzkat,

Some of them are greyed out. Not sure which one could have helped.

http://postimg.org/image/p4vny0cfr/

This is why I love reaper: Their business model doesn't make your workflow crippled because you haven't purchased to most expensive option. Sorry for the rant :)

bluzkat
04-22-2016, 12:04 PM
Did you open Reaktor Player as standalone?

I believe those options only show up when opened in your DAW, so try opening in Reaper and see if those options are there.



:cool:

ulfh
05-04-2016, 07:18 AM
AKAI VIP 2.0 crashes quite often when it's loaded. There's workarounds, but painful.

CloseToTheEdge
06-29-2016, 07:32 PM
I am unable to get anything recent by Arturia to run on my windows 7 system, standalone or VST. Slate Digital Masterbuss and channel strip can't find their copy protection dongle and are now worthless to me. I've been thinking about sticking a fork in it (windows) and getting a Mac setup. Are they any more stable than windows for REAPER? I'm not having any reaper problems per-se, just endless rubbish with plug ins and vst instruments. Thanks!

noise_construct
06-30-2016, 01:27 AM
Those problems aren't really caused by Windows, so changing the OS probably doesn't solve much. Dongles and all that ilok crap is a main culprit and something to be avoided on DAWs.

OSX used to be superior for almost everything, much better than Windows, but it has since gone downhill while Windows has improved massively. I don't think switching now would be a significant overall improvement like it would have been 10 years ago, you'd just get different issues and different nuances.

OSX upgrades these days are a terrifying thing compared to Windows, their recent track record is laughable- unless you own a Mac. The hardware is still sexier and better built than typical PCs, the OS looks clean and has a real bash shell, but the price premium is a tad too steep for me to miss Mac anymore.

rdesanti
09-06-2016, 01:17 PM
Don't know who's tried this plug it adds EQ and compression/distortion to create a cheap speaker or broken radio sound. Works good but is a little buggy when added with other VST's. I suggest a go around by multing the track to a new one and using it dedicated.

functionform
05-23-2017, 02:57 PM
I posted this in the bug thread, but reposting here for completeness. They occasionally crash Reaper when being added. On reload of Repear, I can usually add fine and use fine and save and reload.

Reaper v5.40 x64 rev 584a8e (win10)

These are both open source plugins as well, so that may help debugging:
https://github.com/mtytel/helm
https://github.com/paynebc/tunefish