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Old 7th March 2013, 03:26 AM   #1
badhomaks is offline badhomaks  Canada
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Default Use VST plugins on all windows 7 audio output

I've been looking around to find a way to use vst plugins in windows audio output and tried some things but everything just confuses me since the threads all assume that one has some knowledge on this subject. Do you guys know any tutorials with steps on setting up vst's in windows audio? I got the vsthost software with my eq but it doesn't do anything and I can't find any tutorials. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 23rd March 2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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In my experience The tricky part is routing audio stream to your host program. It needs a physical input. Then, routing stream to physical soundcard outputs. Look into a software called virtual wire.

HThe rest is All in host configuration. You should be able to contact manufacture of EQ for help since they packaged SW with it. You can snag free VST files from numerous sources for evaluation.

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Old 29th April 2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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VSTs are not intended to run in the native Windows environment. They require a host, which may or may not integrate with the native windows audio environment (I think generally not). You can get free VST hosts, or more tidily, you will find VST support within some windows-based audio players (Foobar, cPlay, JRiver (iirc)).

Think of a VST as a processing link between a source file and the output of the application hosting the VST.

Hope that helps a little.
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Old 29th April 2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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Old 30th April 2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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I made a mistake in my earlier post. I recommended looking up "virtual wire". What I meant to say was "Virtual Audio Cable". It's a slick SW utility that will help you route signals to software without physical connections.

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Old 4th May 2013, 09:51 AM   #6
Billyo is offline Billyo  Australia
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Its a long and frustrating path getting vst plug ins to work with PC based audio - and I never succeeded in getting it stable or user friendly.

If you need a PEQ, then just use Equalizer Pro

Equalizer APO | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net

I wish this was around 18 months ago... would have saved my many hours of frustration.

Its even FREE!
Epoxy Resin fixes everything!
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Old 20th July 2015, 10:38 PM   #7
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Hi, thanks, I have installed "Equalizer APO" and "Peace, GUI for Equalizer APO" fount both on Soundforge. Works perfectly on win 8.1 64bit big thanks to the developers
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