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Walk through video on tools that can be used for Unifying Libraries.


dhole
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First things first... I love Unify and the whole ethos of the user forums etc... everybody on here is really helpful to those not quite as technically gifted or knowledgeable and that is great. So just putting it out there ... wouldn't it be good to have a video or some form of walk through on how to script/automate creating a unified - library ... not to sell or distribute but just for your own VST files.

This would be so good and perhaps we can better the community by getting more standard libraries and software unified.

I get that you need permission to distribute but perhaps we can even start to organise that from here as I know I have bought some software already just because I can use it within a unified preset... Imposcar, Eight Voice , Diva.

 

Come on John, Shaun how about it.

 


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getdunne
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Sorry, who is "Shaun"? If you mean me (Shane), I'm just the programmer. John (Skippy) does all the videos.

Most of the work of making unified libraries has been done by a handful of Unify users. @thsve, @zinct perhaps you can comment?


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thsve
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There are several threads in the forum in which I and others have tried to explain this (use the search function and you will find them). I have thought a lot about making an instruction video, but the problem is that there isn’t one procedure/script that works. All instruments require unique solutions.  
At the moment I have an automated procedure in 3 steps to convert/unify rex-files to Unify libraries ready. This uses scripting with AutoHotKey and Windows Powershell. My goal is to make a (several) video explaining this, but for now the weather is to good😎. So hopefully I will come to it later.

Win 10/Cubase Pro 11/Wavelab 8/Spectrasonics all/NI 13/Izotope MPS2Serum/Cthulhu/MusicLab guitar vsts/etc


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JeremyH
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@dhole

I am in the same boat as @thsve.

I started to outline ideas for a YouTube video, but it quickly became clear that it would take a number of videos to cover everything. Also, my process has been constantly evolving thanks to new tools, utilities and Unify options developed by Shane and Thomas. If I had made the videos a few months back then much of the content would no longer be relevant. I also don't consider myself an expert at AutoHotKey - I have just used the parts that I need to and that work for me along with other techniques.

At the end of the day @thsve and I (and others) are PG customers who have invested a fair amount of time and effort in working out methods to speed up the process of Unifying libraries. We can now convert most libraries using scripts/methods outlined in various forum threads as mentioned by Thomas. Generally this doesn't take up much time and doesn't interrupt normal life too much. However, recording a series of well edited, useful and informative videos to impart that information to others (who might then decide it's not for them) would take considerable time and effort. Summer is upon us and school holidays only a few weeks away. 

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dhole
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Shane, Apologies, I have seen enough of John "Skippy" Lehmkuhl's videos (some with you in) to not make a typo like that.

I had done a search but I guess I must have missed it/them ..I'll have another look.

What is the tool of choice for someone on OSX 

Apologies once again to Shane

 

Regards

David

 


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dhole
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@zinct

Thats completely fair and i absolutely understand...I was just more interested in knowing pitfalls and the like so that I could attempt a couple of VST's myself.

If the suns out ..and it defo isn't always here in the uk... make the most of it 🙂

 

David 


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JeremyH
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@dhole  This is a good place to start....

https://forums.pluginguru.com/unified-libs/autohotkey-unify-patch-browser/  


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