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(@doubtingtom37)
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Open to other Topic Title _ for long-term _ but feel there needs to be some separation from iOS discussions and issues ? 😋  


   
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Very early & VERY naive question  🙄  .....  When getting started;  is there clear sense of running in Standalone, versus in DAW (Reaper in my case) ?  Have started scanning my large  VSTi /VST  content.   Just not clear yet as Unify offers such massive Standalone capabilities once all content is scanned-in /registered. 

If there are developing opinions based on types of projects,  mainstream User activities ___ that might help in early learning period. 

 

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We included plug-in and Standalone because that is 2 very different musicians. One is writing music (usually) on their computer in their DAW while the other is playing usually live. So we want to support everybody we can. 😀 

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Thank-you, and Unify Plugin-in will be used primarily ... once basics are learned and comfortable.   

Major hurdle right now is figuring out how to bring in my many go-to 'Instruments'   (Spitfire Audio, Orchestral Tools, VSL, NI- K12U, Orange Tree Samples, et al ).    I somehow have Trilian in and working, Spitfire - LABS; OK,  but u-he synths are seen but do not load /play.  

Key Instruments are in Kontakt 6.2.1.   How is this scanned / registered  __  in Win10 Pro ? 

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Plug-in scanning is covered in the Unify manual at https://pluginguru.net/unify/manual/doku.php?id=scanning , and also in John's YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rEUgaNOMhA .

 


   
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Understand, although all FX are in Win10 Pro __ C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins _ and _ C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3.   Scanning has hung or reset often, but steady progress is now the case.   I admit to many Demos/Trials /old plugins,  and useful hours spent cleaning these out.  I have, iLok, e-Licenser, Waves usb dongles attached thoughout.   

Biggest issue was getting large Kontakt 6 content loaded, and that is now well along.   

Thank-you Shane for responding and being a most reassuring presence for committed Windows Users !  😝  


   
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I'm happy to help when I can. I realize that there are still many problems with plug-in scanning, and I want to assure you I'm working hard to resolve them. In the meantime, I've put a few notes in the manual at https://pluginguru.net/unify/manual/doku.php?id=troubleshooting#plug-in_scanning_issues for how you can get past some issues with a bit of manual file-manipulation.

I'm very sorry people are struggling with this, and I hope to have the process fully automated soon, but it's not easy!

-shane


   
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Posted by: @doubtingtom37

When getting started;  is there clear sense of running in Standalone, versus in DAW (Reaper in my case) ?  Have started scanning my large  VSTi /VST  content.   Just not clear yet as Unify offers such massive Standalone capabilities once all content is scanned-in /registered. 

If there are developing opinions based on types of projects,  mainstream User activities ___ that might help in early learning period. 

 

It really depends on your personal needs.  I use both plug-in and standalone versions of software.  The standalone version is great to quickly get started without having to worry about your DAW.  I use Omnisphere standalone quite often as I can be up and running almost immediately and start looking for sounds or designing.  The problem is, fairly soon, I start thinking of layering more stuff and I end up opening Ableton Live (DAW) to work on layering.  With Unify, I can now stay within the standalone app and continue layering other VST instruments.

If you don't need a DAW, then running standalone totally works, too.  Create.  Design.  In fact, standalone Unify can probably work nicely in a live setup.  If your hardware synth/controller has something like a Multi/Combi/Performance mode, then you can setup Unify with multiple MIDI Channels and use it for live performance.  For example, your piano is on MIDI Channel 1, organ is MIDI Channel 2, and so on.

There are probably more reasons as to when/why you would choose to use a plug-in vs. standalone, but as long as it works for you, and you are comfortable with a flow, then enjoy and have fun.

Ableton Live 10, Omnisphere, Native Instruments (Pianos), Spire, Hammer + Waves, Heavyocity (Ascend and Mosaic Keys), Diva, SynthMaster, Alchemy 1.55, Addictive Keys, Unify


   
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