I'm very excited to learn how to write VST's! It's why I got into programming in the first place. That said, I'm having a little trouble setting up for the first time.
I apologize for advance in saying that I've been using my Macbook Pro for the last 7 years, and the only reason I started using an older Windows machine (XP) was to explore RackAFX, and I'm not very familiar with the Windows environment.
After hitting the 'Load' button, I get an error message 'Path not found for the DLL'. I'm using Visual Studio Express 2008 if that helps.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated, Thanks!
Windows XP is fine - RackAFX still runs on it. And VS2008 is also fine.
Usually the Path not Found error is because you have not compiled the plug-in in Visual Studio.
Your DLL will be placed in the RackAFX plug-ins folder after it builds. You can find this folder with Plugin->Open Plugins Folder. If your DLL is not in this folder, you will get the error message.
You can also set the locations of other various folders in View->Preferences.
There will not be a RackAFX for MacOS anytime in the near future. I actually own 5 macs, no PCs and use Parallels to run both OS's. Other than the GUI, there are some fundamental issues that I still have to figure out. For example, RAFX runs in tandem with Visual Studio. It writes code and issues commands to automatically save your files, rebuild, debug, etc... right from the RAFX UI. To do this on a Mac would mean doing the same thing with the XCode compiler, and Apple does not allow remote control over it, so that is a major obstacle. A Mac version would automatically have this disadvantage (you would have to maintain your own code, which could result in work being lost if you forget to save before adding new controls).
For some people who simply refuse to use WinOS for whatever reason, there is a way to do all the FX book projects in AU here
Thanks for explaining that Will.
I totally understand your logic here, and i'm quite content with learning on my PC. I used to use Virtual Box and Boot Camp, but i'm booting from an external now, and haven't quite figured out how to partition it, 'while' still running (can't risk losing anymore data).
Nevertheless, I built my first Volume VST after watching your youtube videos, and i can now officially saw i'm hooked! RackAFX is TOO informative and powerful to miss out on.
Now i'm going to start your book. Oh, and thanks for the 'AU' link just in case!
Thanks again Will!
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