Adding 3rd party plugins?!

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2013/06/05 20:30:13 (permalink)

Adding 3rd party plugins?!

Hey guys,
 
 Just got sonar X2. love the look and feel of it. However I cannot for the death of me work out how to add in my many 3rd party plugins. I have searched the net for ages and can't work it out. I know someones gonna go all rage on me because "it's so easy and just use google". But I LITERALLY cannot work it out. I've tried adding all of my plugins to sonars VST folder. I've clicked all over the plugin box in sonar, I cannot find a preferences tab (like reaper) where I can manually located and scan my plugins into the DAW. You get the picture! Any help would be awesome.
 
 Also I've imported an MP3 of drums, which where mixed before hand. It's good quality however in Sonar it distorts and slows down at parts. Does sonar really take up that much CPU? because beforehand I'd run Reaper with 70 plus tracks and atleast 100 plugins and theres never any problem.
 
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    bloodknucklesss
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/05 20:35:43 (permalink)
    Cakewalk plugin manager looks promising haha...
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:26:20 (permalink)
    Press "P" to bring up the preference tab, under file go to VST settings. There you can add and remove folders
    but most importantly for you right now you can scan your vst folders.
     
    The plug manager wont be of any use until your VST's have been scanned.
    Once done you might need to make sure that your plug in layout is set to, "Default all" You'll set it when you add an effect by right clicking in an fx box, at the top it will say plug in layouts.
     
    Hope that helps
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:26:22 (permalink)
    Press "P" to bring up the preference tab, under file go to VST settings. There you can add and remove folders
    but most importantly for you right now you can scan your vst folders.
     
    The plug manager wont be of any use until your VST's have been scanned.
    Once done you might need to make sure that your plug in layout is set to, "Default all" You'll set it when you add an effect by right clicking in an fx box, at the top it will say plug in layouts.
     
    Hope that helps
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:26:13 (permalink)
    Press "P" to bring up the preference tab, under file go to VST settings. There you can add and remove folders
    but most importantly for you right now you can scan your vst folders.
     
    The plug manager wont be of any use until your VST's have been scanned.
    Once done you might need to make sure that your plug in layout is set to, "Default all" You'll set it when you add an effect by right clicking in an fx box, at the top it will say plug in layouts.
     
    Hope that helps
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:26:35 (permalink)
    Press "P" to bring up the preference tab, under file go to VST settings. There you can add and remove folders
    but most importantly for you right now you can scan your vst folders.
     
    The plug manager wont be of any use until your VST's have been scanned.
    Once done you might need to make sure that your plug in layout is set to, "Default all" You'll set it when you add an effect by right clicking in an fx box, at the top it will say plug in layouts.
     
    Hope that helps
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:26:21 (permalink)
    Press "P" to bring up the preference tab, under file go to VST settings. There you can add and remove folders
    but most importantly for you right now you can scan your vst folders.
     
    The plug manager wont be of any use until your VST's have been scanned.
    Once done you might need to make sure that your plug in layout is set to, "Default all" You'll set it when you add an effect by right clicking in an fx box, at the top it will say plug in layouts.
     
    Hope that helps
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:26:22 (permalink)
    Press "P" to bring up the preference tab, under file go to VST settings. There you can add and remove folders
    but most importantly for you right now you can scan your vst folders.
     
    The plug manager wont be of any use until your VST's have been scanned.
    Once done you might need to make sure that your plug in layout is set to, "Default all" You'll set it when you add an effect by right clicking in an fx box, at the top it will say plug in layouts.
     
    Hope that helps
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:28:08 (permalink)
    This stupid forum!!!
    That's the second time I've done that. Apologies but it's really not my fault.
    I press submit and nothing happens so naturally I press it again.
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 06:44:20 (permalink)
    Well when nothing happens don't press it. 

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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 07:22:38 (permalink)
    Sorry guys but i don't understand this post......READ THE MANUAL......please.
    No offence but the half of the forum's questions are solved just learning our DAW.
    Maybe is this also the fault of Sonar X2?  

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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 07:31:15 (permalink)
    GIM Productions
    Sorry guys but i don't understand this post......READ THE MANUAL......please.
    No offence but the half of the forum's questions are solved just learning our DAW.
    Maybe is this also the fault of Sonar X2?  


     
    When you say "guys" I'm assuming you're referring to the OP ?
    In his defence it's often quicker to ask here if you don't know where to look in the manual or you don't understand it.
     
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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 08:20:05 (permalink)
    I would suggest the first place you should look for help is in the Help menu and then go to the forum if you can't find an answer. You can easily search any topic in the Help Menu and usually solve your problem a lot quicker than posting in the forum and waiting for a response. A search on VST may have gotten him the answer quicker. 

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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 08:25:32 (permalink)
    Yes... the plug in manager is the way to add them. Install them as the manufacturer recommends, and remember where it puts the files.... write the name and location of the folder if you can't remember it.
     
    In the PIM navigate to that folder, add it to the VST/FX folder list locations and run the scan. At this point, it should now be showing up and available in the synth or audio FX list when you open them.

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    Re: Adding 3rd party plugins?! 2013/06/06 08:35:03 (permalink)
    daveny5
    I would suggest the first place you should look for help is in the Help menu and then go to the forum if you can't find an answer. You can easily search any topic in the Help Menu and usually solve your problem a lot quicker than posting in the forum and waiting for a response. A search on VST may have gotten him the answer quicker. 


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