Video Tutorials

Videos

Video List:
New Features in the Latest Version
Plug-In Tour
Write a Plug In 1
Write a Plug In 2
Write a Plug In 3
Write a Plug In 4 w/VST
AU Plug-In Export
Automatic VST Plug-Ins
VST2/3 Plug-In Export
RackAFX  Analyzer
The new v6.5 GUI Designer
Adding Custom Graphics to your GUI
RackAFX FIR Filter Designer
Using the VS Debugger Part I

New Features in version 6.2.03 (June 2014)
This video shows the new features in the latest version of RackAFX including a massive upgrade to the Spectrum Analyzer; this version also supports Visual Studio 2013.

 
Take a Tour
This video is a tour of a few of the many plug-ins you will write. Notice that you can pop the plug-ins in and out just by selecting them from the menu. The User Plug-Ins menu will fill up as you work through the examples in the book.

 

Write a Plug-In Video 1 of 4
This video shows how to setup and code the first Plug-In Project in the book, a simple Volume control.

 

Write a Plug-In Video 2 of 4
This video shows how to add more controls to your Plug-In including Radio Buttons and LED Meters.

 

Write a Plug-In Video 3 of 4
Here, we hook up a MIDI controller to the Plug-In.

 

Write a Plug-In Video 4 of 4
Finally, I add show you how to use the LCD control, design a Drag-and-Drop GUI and compile as a VST Plug-In, then run it in Ableton Live. EDIT: this video is now obsolete: the GUI designer has been upgraded. See the new Videos below.

 

Using the New RackAFX GUI Designer
This shows how to generate a simple GUI using the new VSTGUI4-based GUI Designer.

 

Adding your own Custom Graphics to the new GUI Designer
This shows how to add your own graphics for backgrounds, knobs, or any other controls.

 

The Analyzer/Scope Window in RackAFX
This shows the powerful features of the Analyzer/Scope including using it to take the impulse response of your Plug-Ins (be sure to watch in 720p for best resolution)

 

FIR Filter Designer Plug-In in RackAFX
This demos the FIR Filter Design Plug-In – yes, it’s a Filter Design tool and a Plug-In at the same time using the Optimal and Frequency Sampling Methods to design FIR Filters (be sure to watch in 720p for best resolution)

 

Making AU Plug-Ins with your RackAFX Plug-In
Export your Plug-In into an Audio Units (AU) project in XCode, 32 and 64 bit and with the new GUI from RackAFX 6.5. (be sure to watch in 720p for best resolution)

 

Making VST Plug-Ins with your RackAFX Plug-In: the easy way
Using your RackAFX plugin directly as a VST2 or VST3 plugin. (be sure to watch in 720p for best resolution)

 

Making VST Plug-Ins with your RackAFX Plug-In: Make VST
Porting your project out to a VST2/VST3 Visual Studio Project. (be sure to watch in 720p for best resolution)

 

Debug Tutorial 1 – Fixing a Toxic Constructor
How to fix a crashing DLL with a bad constructor; causes RackAFX to crash each time you try to start it. This also demos the debugger in Visual Studio.

 

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