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RACKAFX 7 erros when building Synth Book projects
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September 5, 2020 - 8:26 am
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Hiya Will


I am having some problems trying to build any Synth Book Projects 1.1 in Rack AFX 7 in Win 10 with VStudio 2019.

Once I attempt to Build a synth project Rack AFX throws the following two errors:


Empty file string found in C:\Program Files (x86)\RackAFX 7.0\BaseClassFiles\RackAFXDLL.h

Can not continue with operation. Please alert Will Pirkle.


Failed to find critical string <ItemDefinitionGroup Condition="$(Configuartion)|$(Platform)'=="Debug|x64">

Can not continue with operation. Please alert Will Pirkle.


These errors then cause hundreds of compiler errors in VS.


Every Audio FX project builds and loads successfully in Rack AFX 7. Any advice?




October 20, 2020 - 4:39 pm
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The synth book is (unfortunately) strapped to RackAFX6 and its older API, so those projects require the older version, but you can still download it.

The new 2nd Edition synth book is done, and is not tied to any framework at all. I will add the RackAFX7 and ASPiK plugins for you to download once the book print date becomes known, and nearer. 

That issue (and no VST for Mac) are two of the numerous reasons I wanted to update that book, so please standby. When the print date is nearing I will be releasing all the synth projects and videos to go with them.


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