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Description

Audio Plugin Player is a lightweight VST and AU instrument plugin host, that allows you to play these instruments using either your mouse, computer keyboard, or MIDI device (both hardware and software MIDI devices supported). It has a simple, one-screen interface, that will let you start making music with your favorite audio instrument plugins in seconds – just drop your plugin onto the application window, make your input and output choices, and you're ready! Audio Plugin Player allows you to route your plugin instrument through a plugin effect (either VST or AU), and also lets you route external audio through a plugin effect too.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

• Fixes crash on startup when running on Mac OS 10.13.x
• Attempts to address problems with some plugins' copy protection and sandbox restrictions
• Added sample rate selector
• Added pitch bend response when in MIDI mode
• Now runs in either 64-bit or 32-bit mode, select in app's About box
• Clicking on Defective Records icon no longer opens two separate web pages

Ratings and Reviews

A good extra AU/VST Host to help with live performance

rudycruiser

This app is a great way to get a single midi keyboard playing a single instrument from a single pre -determined midi channel. Depending on the the instrument plug-in, it can also often allow quick patch changes on that instrument plug-in with the track pad on the Macbook Pro.

It is now my go to app for several older plug-ins that are not showing up in Logic Pro X! Not to mention that it also allows access to VST plug-in instruments that Logic ProX, GarageBand 10 & MainStage don’t. If you have upgraded to any of the new versions of Apple music software you will find Audio Plug-in player will run several of the Plug-ins that no longer show up in the new Apple music Apps. For live performance, it is another piece of the puzzle for a musician with multiple keyboards attempting to have them routed to several different instrument plug-is so he is able to play several different instruments at once or jump to a new keyboard and new sound .

Are there problems, inconsistencies, crashes etc. ? Yes, but in my experience it is the older, unsupported, or crowd sourced plug-ins that are the culprits.
I give it 5 stars because for $3 I got to keep several plug-ins I rely on running when I perform live.

Well… It works

elxsound

Fortunately, this does what it says, but there's a couple things that really bother me with using this.

1. There's no way to save your plugin folder, so it requires navigating to your components folder and then choosing the plugin this way each time. Luckily I have Default Folder X installed, so I can save my component folder as a favorite, but really, there should be a drop down list to select the plugin just like any other host.

2. If your MIDI controller was not connected, or powered on when the program was launched, then you will need to close and reopen the app before it will recognize the MIDI controller.

I've given it 4 stars which I'll change to 5 stars if #1 on my list is changed. Overall, I would reccommend this for anyone that wants to use a plugin, and opening a recording program (Logic, Reaper, Live, Protools, etc…) is just overkill.

I should also add that if you are doing tutorials, this works great. When clicking off screen, the plugin window will remain open.

Great idea, some problems

who-needs-a-nickname

I bought this as an alternative to using mainstage as an AU host (with soundflower to route) and apply room correction software to my default audio outputs. Mainstage is heavy, and a full DAW is even worse. (Another option is to use AULab from Apple, but that requires a full install of Xcode.) I was pretty excited to find something that met my needs. Except it doesn't:

Doesn't support 64 AU/VST plugins.
Crashes on loading the *only* plugin that I want this for (IK ARC2,) actually it crashes on about half of my third party plugins.

Doesn't have an Audio Unit browser (was it installed system-wide, in my profile, in the all-users profile … annoying.)

Information

Seller
Daniel Nigrin
Size
19 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 Defective Records Software
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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