Does the Free VST Wrapper really work?

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Member Since: Mar 13, 2003

I am really looking hard at this stuff now.
I see the Cakewalk Direct X site has a "Lite" VST wrapper, but whats the catch? Why is it free?

I know I'm really cheap but for now I must try this Lite version, unless there's some tragic flaw in it.

Any comments appreciated

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Since: Feb 11, 2003

Sep 09, 2003 11:04 pm

Yes it does. I have the SpinAudio VST Wrapper Lite version with Cakewalk Pro Audio 8. It works fine (particularly BLOCKFISH). The lite version only allows 1 VST application to be run at a time.

However, when I was playing around with it last night it appears I had multiple VST applications running during playback!? Maybe on mixdown it will only allow 1 to be retained?


Since: Mar 31, 2003

Sep 09, 2003 11:22 pm

There is another alternative that i've found...its called directxizer or something like that. You can use it with multiple VST FX, however, ive quit using it (choosing the wrapper lite instead) because on my application (Cool Edit 2.0) it causes a beeping every 30 secs. or so. I have not used it realtime, only editing waveforms with it, but who knows...Its gotten good reviews from some, but a few others have had similar problems as mine.

Since: Mar 31, 2003

Sep 09, 2003 11:26 pm

Here it is...shareware version of directixer.

Hmm...maybe I get those annoying beeps because its shareware?

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 10, 2003 11:10 am

hey thanks-

I've heard some warnings on other boards about the Directixer. Like its unstable or crashes stuff (or something) I don't know the tech expressions for it. Honestly I don't know the details, its just that the name Directixer triggers a negative reaction/hazy recollection.

I will try this SpinAudio Lite then,
I know a full function VST wrapper can be like under $100, so I think thats not too far off to save $$ for next.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Sep 10, 2003 11:46 am $59

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 10, 2003 03:48 pm

hot diggety

I probably saw that before.

just call me "Mr Short-Term Memory" (remember that SNL bit?)

thanks to all

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