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Member Since: Nov 27, 2007

Hey Blokes!
If i have a complementry disc of plug-ins, from say "computer music" or whatever, how do i get them into Cubase?

most of the stuff like EZDrummer etc. just turns up there as an option after i download it.

I've basicly got a disc full of sounds and stuff that i would like to use playing on a keyboard.


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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Nov 10, 2008 09:52 am

Are they VST or DX plugins?

If they're VST plugins, then does your DAW program work with VST?

(similar question; with DX plugins)

Assuming they're VST, take the DLL file and put it in your VST plugin directory, whatever your DAW says is your VST folder.

After the DLL is in the VST folder, tell your DAW to re-scan your plugin directory for new items.

Works this way for N-track, and for Reaper. I'll assume most others are pretty similar.

If they're VSTi, maybe the DAW program treats them a little differently, I think Reaper and FL studio treat them a little different. As in, you have to load a new track, as a VSTi instrument track, instead of adding an FX after a track is already existing.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 10, 2008 11:12 pm

i will give what you said a go. im pretty sure they are Vst. its for cubase.

Since: Dec 04, 2007

Nov 11, 2008 12:32 am

I know for a fact in FL Studio 8, you set a VST folder, and then have fruity scan for them. You load a VST instrument as an individual track/channel, then you point that channel to the mixer. In the mixer, you can load a VST effect as an insert.

In cubase (I have LE) it's a bit different. You still have a dedicated plug-in folder Steinberg/VST/whatever. I have mine set to the same as my FL Studio folder. But to get it into cubase, you first create a new midi track, Then under the devices up on the menu bar, you want to choose VST Instruments. Then you map one to one of the VST inputs. (I only have 2 vst inputs in LE) after that, you should be able to set your keyboard as the midi input, and the VST instrument as your output. It's been awhile since I've messed with cubase. FL Studio is my primary software. Hope that helps.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 12, 2008 05:31 am

mm, it seems they are Fxp. files.
dunno what they are. im using a Mac.

anyway, i tried to put em in the directory but it just kept bouncing back to the folder.(drag n drop)
had alook at 2x vst path. but no go.
not real clued up on this, had a look in the manual but nothing.

J-bot, these files are from a disc, i cant seem to get em off that to start

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Nov 12, 2008 03:19 pm

Deon, fxp files are the files that tell a certain VST what exactly to do. In other words it is like a patch name file for a certain effect. If you have the effect it is supposed to be for then put it in that effects folder for its patches and you should be good to go.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 12, 2008 06:25 pm

i have a folder called cubase tool box which has the fxp. files and i have Halion One folder which also seems to be those files.

the only wav. samples i have on this disc are not related to the fxp.

so Noize are you saying i need the effect that coencides with the fxp?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Nov 12, 2008 06:29 pm

Yep, that is what I am saying. The .dll file for the effect might be on the disc possibly.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 12, 2008 07:02 pm

will have a check but i dont recall seeing dll files.
they cool for a mac?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Nov 12, 2008 07:07 pm

Yep, cool for the Mac. It just the file that the VST app uses to tell the software what to do.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 12, 2008 07:11 pm

ok none whatsoever on the dll.

its a "computer music" disc.
all i get are fxp. and wav files.

im allready over it.
Can i use the wav. folders at all for keys?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Nov 12, 2008 07:15 pm

That depends on whether you have a smapler software or not to use with a key board.

You can drop em in if they are loops though.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Nov 12, 2008 07:20 pm

yeah they are loops. that means though i gotta sit there and manually drag em in?

I dont get why they would give out a disc that seems to be pretty much useless.

oh well.
thanks for ya help anyway. ive got a couple more discs that i can suss out so i'll see how it pans out.

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