VST Install on OAX

A number of folks have asked about this topic. Although we don’t plan to use the internal VST feature of OAX ourselves, it is interesting to see it work and the possibilities it opens up. We do plan on running a few VST’s but will be doing that on an external PC.

Many of you are familiar with the Wersi HD project that Jeff has been working on. Jeff has some excellent write ups on the integration of “other” sounds and using those sounds with your Wersi instrument.

Let’s look at a very simple VST install on an OAX based instrument:

We also show you how to install the Hauptwerk Pipe Organ VST on OAX.

7 thoughts on “VST Install on OAX

  • 01/03/2017 at 05:39
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    Hi Curt

    Load Hauptwerk as you did the Piano VST, and see if that works. (Ignore the OAX on board configuration option)

    Hope this helps

    Bill

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    • 01/03/2017 at 06:44
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      As they say – Been there done that — ๐Ÿ™

      Also tried changing Hauptwerk to use the “Hauptwerk VST Link” vs. the other configs available within it with and without having it configured in OAX – In all cases, at the OAX level, we get errors when using the Wersi VST Preset.

      However, I can manually load Hauptwerk and map the audio outputs. When you attempt to save – VST errors again in OAX.

      I’ve got some new gear coming in today and will be getting that setup (Audio/MIDI interface) so I can get the external PC connected up at the same time as the Roland module.

      Not giving up on getting Hauptwerk working as an internal VST but will be getting the other gear going today and then get back to Hauptwerk.

      Getting to the point where I might have to actually read the manual! What fun is that? Anyone can read the manual and get it to work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 01/01/2017 at 10:09
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    Hi Curt
    When you have added any VST, (Or done changes to the VST itself) always save the configuration, as otherwise problems can occur.
    Regarding Hauptwerk, then providing you have saved the .dll into the Wersi Plug-in folder, (When you installed Hauptwerk in Windows) itโ€™s just a matter of selecting the Standard & Hauptwerk configuration to set everything up. (You do not need to load it separately unless you already have other VSTโ€™s loaded in, at least thatโ€™s how interpret the (Google Translated) manual)
    Regarding problems starting, then on boot-up after a problem, there should be a box or menu item that allows you to stop parts of the system from loading, (The VST Configuration is one) so that you can start the system without the part that is causing the problem. (This will allow OAX to load so you can undo what was done)
    Hope this helps
    Bill

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    • 01/02/2017 at 12:28
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      Bill,

      Some interesting data points. I installed Hauptwerk again but:

      1. Errors logged when using the Wersi VST Preset – Haven’t figured out where that log is yet.
      2. I can bring up Hauptwerk at the Windows level and map the keyboards. Once done, I can see the keys move when playing from the Sonic manuals.
      3. But – No Sound. Tried a couple different audio configs in Hauptwerk. No change.
      4. Oddly enough, if I connect to the organ via Teamviewer and bring up Hauptwerk at the Windows level on the Sonic, I can use the mouse to play the keys and hear sounds on the remote Teamviewer machine. If I play the organ directly – No sound.

      Clearly some driver conflicts of some sort taking place. For now, going to uninstall and give the Reverb VST you mentioned a try.

      Are we having fun yet? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 01/01/2017 at 05:02
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    Hi Curt

    Wieviele Standard VST Klangfarben mochten Sie fur dieses Plugin erstellen? = How many standard VST sounds do you want to create for this plugin?

    VST Instruments come in many forms, some have multiple sounds available (Kontakt for example), and some just have 1, (The most common numbers being 1, 16 & 128) this menu allows you to choose the amount you want, to match the available sounds in the plug-in, (In OAS it was called Load a Sound list, and gave you the option of 1 or 128) however you can alter this later if you make a mistake.

    NOTE: You can have more than one of the same VST loaded in at a time, and match them to suit your requirements. (For example, 1 for the manuals and 1 for accompaniment)

    The following is more involved, but can really change the sound capabilities of the OAX instrument.
    EFFECTS:
    For effects, (For example, Convolution Reverb) then you can try this free one http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate_le.htm however as itโ€™s an effect, not an instrument, you will need to disconnect the connections to the VST outputs, and connect them to the VST Effect Input, then connect the VST Effect output to the OAX VST outputs. (A video of the full version can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXP37DcbHEU ) Naturally just like instruments, there are many types of effects available.

    Hope this helps

    Bill

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    • 01/01/2017 at 07:36
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      Bill,

      First – Thanks for the translation! That helps. On a side note I did give Hauptwerk a try. That was a bit of a train wreck but I’m going to go back and give that another shot.

      The short version of the story is I saved VST preset that would load Hauptwerk. However some of the settings were not correct between the VST and OAX. Got myself in a state where OAX would not start. The bigger issue was without OAX running, you can’t disable that preset — Whoops!

      After a bit of poking around in the C:\Wersi folder I found the settings file and was able to change that preset back to the original (which didn’t load Hauptwerk) and OAX loaded — Whew!

      Now you know I’m going to have to go try the effect plugin you mentioned, well – Just because! ๐Ÿ™‚

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