[fruityloops] VSTi issues (was: new member with all sorts ofquestions)

  • From: Andrew Ebling <andyebling@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 10 Oct 2002 14:05:46 +0000

On Thu, 2002-10-10 at 12:46, March Anthony A1C 22 CS/SCDT wrote:
> v) keep your samples small and send them around via email.  This is what
> I do.  You have to make sure the recipient has all the same VSTi/VST
> installed though.
> Andy,
> What exactly is meant by this statment above?  Did you mean that if the
> receiving person doesn't have, for example, an FM7 synth & you used the
> FM7 to generate your synth line, the person wouldn't hear your synth
> line?  

Yes that is right.  The recipient would get an error message upon
opening the flp or zip, saying that one of the plugins could not be

> Also, what if they have a reverb effect installed but it isn't
> the same brand reverb as the one you used.  Will they still be able to
> hear that effect?

The same applies for VST effects.

You can get around the VSTi problem either by agreeing a list of common
VSTis or by converting the sounds created by the expensive VSTi into wav
samples and loading them up in a sampler channel.  This can be quite a
lot of effort and it increases the size of the flp or zipped loop file
quite considerably.

hope that clears that up for you,



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