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(@larry-ludwick)
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I am not sure if many are aware of the vst synths created by the legendary HG Fortune (that was his internet name) who passed away a number of years ago. He was prolific and truly advanced in his creations. I recently downloaded a few of his vsts and was truly impressed with the following synths:

 

Scrapes Wizard 2 Pro

Shuniji Pro

 

They tested well in my DAWs, but when I tried to load the vsts into Unify, they appeared in the list of vsts that were not able to load properly. I tried the scanning and the dragging techniques, but Unify seems to have a problem with them. Directly loading into my DAWs, I have no problem with them … I am sure they are a bit old, but they function perfectly in the DAWs. Any insight into this???


   
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(@larry-ludwick)
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Ok so these vsts do not run in Unify. A light bulb is going on in my head that Unify will not run 32 bit plugins??? Is this correct?

 

Interesting thing about my DAWs.

 

64bit Studio One 4.6.1 - This DAW will not recognize any of these HG Fortune dll files. I see mention of a Jbridge wrapper, but I don't think that is something I want to mess with unless anyone has some good things to say about it.

Cakewalk by BandLab - Oddly, this plays most of them although I have seen one instance where it reports finding the dll, but it does not have the vst in its vst2 list. So far the few HG Fortune programs I have loaded to test work here.

 

64bit Reaper - Runs everything so far. I am getting more and more enamored of Reaper every day.

 

Anyone want to jump in on this, to clear up my ignorance.


   
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(@larry-ludwick)
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@transmit

 

Thanks for the information.

 

The funny thing about these all working in Reaper. When I load them in the DAW, it indicates they are Bridged ... which means Reaper already has bridging built in, but I see if I want to use them in Unify, they have to be prewrapped.

 


   
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(@getdunne)
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If you have jBridge installed on your PC, you can simply scan 32-bit VSTs and they should load fine. There is no need to run jBridge to create wrappers for them beforehand.

Reaper and several other Windows DAWs have their own built-in bridging methods. Unify does not, but it does know how to work with jBridge.


   
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(@larry-ludwick)
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Thanks "transmit" and "getdunne".

 

I purchased the app, converted the few 32-bit vsts I have and everything worked fine in all my DAWs and in Unify.

 

Without the Jbridge, Reaper did run the 32-bit in it's own form of a wrapper, but it would not allow the vsts to run in Unify. With the Jbridge software, it runs in the DAW and Unify.

Was not too bummed out by not being able to run 32-bit, but now I'm happy as can be. The HG Fortune vsts are amazing especially because they were written many years ago yet sound wonderful.

 


   
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