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Old 10-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need good Mac VSTs!!!! Reccomendations, please?

Hello! I produce hip hop and electronica tracks and have been looking for some new, versatile VSTs that can produce some nice wobble bass (no, I don't want to make dubstep, I just like a little wobble in there), and some nice, glitchy synths (think glitch mob, etc). I am running a Mac using Ableton Live 8. Thanks for any replies!
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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KVR: Virtual Instruments, Virtual Effects, VST Plugins, Audio Units (AU), DirectX (DX), Universal Binary Compatibility - Audio Plugin News, Reviews and Community

Use the search on the site to narrow down your choices for vst, and be sure to check off only Mac versions. For wobble stuff, you'll be wanting to look into filters... specifically filters with LFO controls.

Everything else you could want is searchable there too.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Super sweet link! Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you can, see if you can find solutions to emulate windows VSTs. I'm sure there's a solution to do so. Trust me on this, you'd get a well wider palette if you chose to do so.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you can, see if you can find solutions to emulate windows VSTs. I'm sure there's a solution to do so. Trust me on this, you'd get a well wider palette if you chose to do so.
I've been trying to find something like this and have been unsuccessful. Anyone ever have luck with this?
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't personally know of any software or techniques that will allow you to use PC VSTs on a Mac, and I can make a pretty good guess that there aren't any. Windows-based VSTs are made into a .dll and that's not simply a file extension, but an actual process for calling resources available in the operating system itself. Without a Windows operating system, a .dll file can't operate, as its entire functionality is dependent on the Windows operating system's resources.

There are plenty of Mac versions of plugins out there. A lot of developers make both versions for any plugin. It's just a matter of finding them. The KVR Audio website I mentioned before has plenty.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not completely true. Linux can run DLL based VSTs just fine with the right software. You just have to get the steinberg VST SDK. Then again, with Linux being an open source operating system and the Mac OS not I doubt it's as likely as there is a solution.

Then again, Mac is a well more popular choice for an audio-station based OS than Linux(With good reason, even if there are multimedia based linux systems that are intended for that type of thing). So, you'd think somebody would have come up with some sort of hack for it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There are a couple of options you have. I know there's a crossover application that you can buy, but I haven't tried and I can't recall what it's called. You can use a windows emulator, like Darwine, and a plugin routing program like JackOSX. I've gotten it to work, after quite a bit of tweaking. It doesn't run perfectly and there are some latency issues, but it's good enough if you've got a 'must have' plugin that isn't available for Mac. It may be a harrowing road, but if you have to use a windows plugin, it might be worth it...
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get some good analog sampler patches, will kick ass vs software
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