iZotope Trash2 VST would not load - FIXED
I reported recently that iZotope's sweet 'n' loverly Trash2 distortion engine wouldn't load in 1.0.6 or earlier, and I do love my distortions. Well, they updated something and now the VST loads and is recognized and all is well and nicely distorted.
So if Trash2 was on a fix-list, it can be removed!
Always glad to cross off a possible bug!
I recently updated my iZotope plugins and organised them into a dedicated folder in my VSTPlugins folder on Windows 10.
Note the plugin folder is aliased using the link-shell-extension ( https://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/linkshellextension.html)
When I tried to add the iZotope dlls to Unify I found that Breaktweaker and Iris2 were added just fine but the others were not. The non-loading plugins are:
Ozone, Neutron & Nectar Elements, OzoneImager, RX8, Trash2 and Vinyl.
I tried the VST3 versions but got the same result.
Is there anything else I should try?
There should be no need to use any folder aliases. Lots of VST vendors install their plug-ins to a sub-folder of the main VST folder. Unify itself doesn't care where VSTs are located, but if you move them, you must delete the old/invalid entries in the Known Plug-Ins list and re-create them by drag/dropping the VSTs from the new location.
1. Instead of alias I should have said symlink IE symlink from d:\symlinksources\vstplugins to c:\program files\vstplugins
2. When the iZotope effects are dragged in to Unify they do not appear on the list of known plugins.
This post is just to note that I found some possibly flaky iZotope plugins.
I'm surprised that certain plug-ins simply don't appear in the Known Plug-Ins list after dragging them in. This usually happens when Unify is unable to open them because of some error condition.
I will see if I can update my own iZotope plug-ins and reproduce the issue here.
I'm not sure if this is relevant for your problem?
Two things to check:
1. Does the missing plugins appear under audio effects?
2. Izotope "drops" a lot of dll's that aren't the actual plugins. I've asked Izotope what they are, but no ansver. The correct dll for Trash is "iZotope Trash 2.dll"/"iZotope Trash 2.vst3" not "iZTrash2.dll".
Win 10/Cubase Pro 11/Wavelab 8/Spectrasonics all/NI 13/Izotope MPS2Serum/Cthulhu/MusicLab guitar vsts/etc
@thsve Wicked! That is the answer. When I searched for the names as you described I found them and successfully added them to Unify. They all worked apart from Vinyl which crashed Unify. No biggie for me. Thanks tons!