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VST3 plug-in is only seen if Visual Studio is installed
August 13, 2021 - 10:31 am
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Hi, guys.

I'm using RackAFX for building my plug-ins and it is all working. But if I try to use any of them in another computer, it is not recognized by any DAW (not even VST3PluginTestHost). I'm using Windows 10 64b.

But if I just install Visual Studio on that machine, the plug-ins start to be seen, and they start to work fine. I've tried installing only the vcredist library but that didn't work. Plug-ins only work if I install Visual Studio. 

I'm pretty sure it has to do with some config in VS. Could anyone help me with that?


August 13, 2021 - 5:01 pm
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I'm not expert with RACK FX, but are you exporting as an ASPiK project and then building that as a VST?

As far as I know, Rack FX doesn't export/build VST plugins. Only projects to build VSTs. the fact that installing visual studio somehow makes them show up is interesting. What exactly are you doing?

August 13, 2021 - 6:47 pm
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm doing exactly as instructed in the tutorials, and the plug ins are working as expected - but only if there is Visual Studio installed. And I think it's not a problem with Rackafx. I've just tried using the VST_SDK program generator to build a plug in that does nothing (completely outside RACKAFX or Aspik) - and I've got the same results. The plug in shows up in any computer as long as there is VS installed.

I was blaming VS preferences, but it seems that all extra libraries are used as static . I even made a clean VS reinstall , and got the same results. That's really strange, and frustrating :(.

August 17, 2021 - 1:52 pm
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Sounds extremely bizarre. I guess you're compiling for Release x64?

I don't see how a VS install could influence the VST3 file in anyways but I don't really know, sorry. More info's could maybe help? What VS version?

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