VSTWrapperBuilder is a new tool designed to get rid of common issues with VST plugins.
Issue N°1: Giant menu with VST Shell. Using such thing inside Nuendo or Cubase is a nightmare. Here the solution:
Use VSTWrapperBuilder to extract all plugins from the shell and organize them properly on your hard drive. You can define some rules to specify where a given effect must belong to.
Issue N°2: Old plugins require the audio buffer to be cleared by the host. With recent host this is not done so your famous old plugin can no longer be used. The solution is simple: generate a wrapper with VSTWrapperBuilder checking the column “Old” and that’s all ! it will work. The wrapper will fill the audio buffer properly.
Issue N°3: Some VST Host don’t send effSetSpeakerArrangement to surround plugins. Because of that, they acting in mono most of the time ! The solution is also simple: generate a wrapper with VSTWrapperBuilder checking the column “Surround” and that’s all ! The plugin will receive automatically a 5.1 configuration. Of course you have to use it on a 5.1 track.
Issue N°4: Some VST Host does not support VST shells at all, like Adobe Premiere. VSTWrapperBuilder allow you to use Waves plugins in Premiere like regular VST effects.
Note: you cannot let the original plugin in your VST directory. Only the wrapper must be used by the host. This is a requirement because the original plugin and the wrapper use the same identifier. Move the original plugin BEFORE generating the wrapper. The original plugin location is hard coded inside the wrapper. If you move the original plugin, the wrapper won’t be able to found it.
Update 08/04/2012: added 64 bits support
- Microsoft .NET runtime 4 (complete, not the client profile)