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No GUI in DAW/parameter names for VST2
January 21, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Member Since: November 27, 2014
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Hi Will,

I'm currently using the latest version of RackAFX and the SDKs running visual studio 2017 on windows 7.


I get no error messages when compiling VSTs from an exported project but my GUIs do not show in cubase or Ableton. My project settings are correct (use RackAFX GUI) but I only get a black screen when plugins are loaded in my DAWs.

VSTGUI4 is installed in the right locations but I've clearly overlooked something. 

Also when changing the VST3 file to a dll I get different parameter names for my plugin's controls.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm sure it's something simple. RackAFX gets better and better by the way, I'm having a lot of fun with the software.



January 22, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Member Since: January 29, 2017
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Hi Ted

Please use the contact form and email me directly. I will likely need to see your project. The black screen typically involves an error in the XML file that generates the GUI (named RackAFX.uidesc).

For the VST3-DLL issue, there is a known bug in the VST3 - VST2 wrapper that Steinberg provides in SDK 3.6.6 which had an offset in the mapping of parameters - typically this showed up as a problem with Presets. SDK 3.6.7 and 3.6.8 (which the latest version of RackAFX requires) fixed this issue.

- Will

January 31, 2018 - 4:07 pm
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This issue has been resolved in RackAFX v6.9.0.8, the current release. Note that it only affected the Visual Studio exported projects and only when exporting your own custom PNG files along with the project.

- WP

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