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Old 03-11-2024, 10:49 AM
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Hi all.

I dl'd the free Softube VCA compressor, installed it and registered it on my iLock. PT doesn't find it it seems, 'cause it's not in the list. I did a search on the DUC "Detect plugins" and "Scan plugins", but the topics that show up gave me no answer.

PT always scans for plugins on startup, right? If yes, the problem is located elsewhere. I have no idea.

I hope someone will help me, even though I screwed up on the DUC some time ago. This is awkward. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-11-2024, 11:32 AM
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I've never had an issue with softube plugins(paid or free) so the only thing I can imagine is that you did not install the AAX version. I would do the following:
1-check your iLok to see if the license is actually on it and not sitting in your iLok account(it needs to be on the iLok)
2-go to the softube site and download it again(fresh, in case there was something wrong with the first download)
3-run the install and watch out for checkboxes that you may have missed to make sure you install the AAX64 version, because AAX32 might be an option, but that doesn't work in newer PT(AAX32 was for PT10)
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Old 03-11-2024, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Free software compressor not seen in PT

Posted a reply but it disappeared. Thank you Albee1952 for your quick reply

It appeared that I had to install an additional prog to activate the plugin (VCA Compressor). Softube Central came with that message. So I didand now it is all solved.

Thanks again for your reply
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Hi, I claimed this one too but just haven't had a chance to test.

Is it any good? Seems to be a very generous limited time freebie from Softube.

Glad you got it all working! Yes, so many plugins have their own control centres now that it can all be a bit much. I don't think we'll ever see a unified system for all plugins.
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Hi TNM.

Haven't had the time to test it either. Planning to look this week, the interface looks allright so far. I'll keep you posted.

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Old 03-12-2024, 08:24 AM
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Took a brief look, changes the comp makes are very subtle, unless you set extreme levels. Set it at the end of the chain on the mixbus, to 'glue' the tracks a bit together. Works fine so far, for more in depth insight, check it out. Think you won't regret downloading it.
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Sorry for not giving an extended review, I am not a deep researcher. I chose intuitively what apps and plugins to use. But I dare to say, Softube VCA Compressor is a good acquisition. Like I also have a couple of Make Believe plugs that work very well, as well as some free Melda plugs. I would defo buy the paid ones of the latter if I had the money, and I'd then also buy the VCA from Softube. For in depth insights, you will really have to look for yourself. I am of no use when it comes to deep research 'cause I am a beginner and will most probly stay at that level. Until I have no choice but to really dive deep into it, but for that I need to buy a decent pair of monitor speakers first
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