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#404

Well… maybe that is what jBridgerM is looking for. Which means you have another catch-22 because only plugins with vst3 support would be convertable.


#405

Careful - you’re mixing architectures here. jBridgerM is a Mac software - it is supposed to convert between plugin standards built for MacOS.

A dll file is a piece of software built (mainly) for Windows (dynamic link library) - there is no way it will run on a Mac, not with a wrapper, not by renaming it. It is simply built for a completely different operating environment.

Same with a VST3 file on a Windows system - it has been compiled to run in the Windows environment. For VST3 (the new Steinberg standard) plugins, there is a difference in architecture to VST2, but there are also separate Windows and Mac versions of the code - you can’t run the same code on a Mac; adding extensions to applications works differently between Windows and MacOS.

Long story short: to run VB3 on a Mac you will need a plugin version that is compiled to run on MacOS - period!

– and I’m not getting into all the Windows emulator for Mac discussion here –

Cheers,

Torsten


#406

This morning I got a briliant idea! I’m using the V-Machine editor VFX already for years as a sort of VST-Host (normally it’s intended to set up and test all the VST’s you wanted to use in the v-machine properly, and than load the whole setup into a V-machine for stand-alone use). But it can also be used as a VST Host for live performance.

So, I thought: there might be a MAC OS X version, and guess what? It exists!! It’s here. And the best part: there is note saying: “*The VFX system uses WINDOWS VST plugins only, even on Mac!

I’m going to try it tonight right away!


#407

And, yes it is working!! Although, in combi with XQuartz X11. XQuartz allows cross-platform applications using X11 for the GUI to run on macOS (source: Wiki).

But there’s one drawback… I only get sound from the internal speakers while the general soundsetting are set to my soundcard. So that puzzled me…

But last night I read about a solution for that, called: Soundflower. So that will be the next experiment


#408

Aaargh - emulations on top of emulations on top of patching :scream:

If you have fun doing this and it works for you: by all means keep trying. I just wouldn’t recommend it to anyone looking for a stable, simple and trustworthy solution for live use.

But I’d suggest moving this discussion elsewhere. This is mainly a Cantabile forum (and I don’t see Cantabile anywhere in your solution), plus the thread is about VST organ plugins - not so much about how to make windows plugins run on Macs…

Cheers,

Torsten


#409

in my opinion this is a discussion topic about Hammond plugins regardless of the Host or OS.

As far as I can see I’m only trying to contribute my experiences in bringing the (beloved) VB3 1.4 (isn’t that a organ plugin???) to the MAC, as many fellow members still prefer VB3 1.4 over VB3II.

besides, if anyone should make a suggestion for moving elsewhere than it should be Corky.


#410

asaly,

I think what @Torsten is suggesting is you might get better response and more interest over on, for example, KVR. Posting about Mac/Mainstage on a forum dedicated to Cantabile (Windows only for now) is a little bit of a disconnect. Yes, there are VSTs on both and everybody loves these B3 emulators. It’s kinda like if somebody went on the Volkswagon forum to discuss how to put Toyota wheels on a Cadillac. It would be interesting and we would probably learn something, but in the end, you would not have a reliable car to drive to work every day. There is also a “could you/should you” question implied.

I would think Brad (Cantabile) would have no problem with a few side discussions (it’s his forum), but although interesting, it probably isn’t the best audience for your science project.

Just an attempt here to de-escalate a little, no attack intended. You have an admirable problem solving ability and focus.

Richard


#411

@asaly

Check you messages…it should be helpful. Also read my comments.


#412

Hammond E182 through IK Leslie.
We’ve known this for awhile though…the rest of the world is catching up.


#413

…but they won‘t get us as they have twice the latency :wink: