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Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:55 am
by kyleknapp
I've just upgraded from Nuendo 2 to Nuendo 5, and my directx plugins no longer seem to work. I saw something on the Cubase forum suggesting that Directx plugins are no longer supported. This can't be true, can it?

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:00 am
by Woodcrest Studio
Yes, it is true.

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:39 pm
by kyleknapp
wow. I'm starting to regret upgrading...

I'm surprised the topic is not previously mentioned in this forum (maybe it's in the archives, but they don't seem to be searchable). Since I skipped several versions, I guess I missed the massive outcry of protest that MUST have occurred when Steinberg phased out directx support. What was Steinberg's justification for this? Surely I'm not the only one with an investment in plugins they can no longer use.

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:52 pm
by DG
When you upgrade a 7 year old system you must expect changes. When DX support was dropped there were a few complains, particularly for Cubase users. By now, we've all moved on.

DG

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:01 pm
by Fredo
kyleknapp wrote:What was Steinberg's justification for this?
Microsoft dropping DirectX all together ....

Fredo

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:08 pm
by DG
Fredo wrote:
kyleknapp wrote:What was Steinberg's justification for this?
Microsoft dropping DirectX all together ....

Fredo
Ah yes, I'd forgotten that.

DG

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:17 pm
by Woodcrest Studio
kyleknapp wrote:wow. I'm starting to regret upgrading...

I'm surprised the topic is not previously mentioned in this forum (maybe it's in the archives, but they don't seem to be searchable). Since I skipped several versions, I guess I missed the massive outcry of protest that MUST have occurred when Steinberg phased out directx support. What was Steinberg's justification for this? Surely I'm not the only one with an investment in plugins they can no longer use.
This is just one of the threads which is the official announcement that came *cough* after the release of Cubase 4 which was when it was dropped:
http://www.cubase.net/phpbb2/viewtopic. ... c676005030

You may be able to sift through it and find what people used to wrap their DX plugs to continue to use them.

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:52 pm
by kyleknapp
Fredo wrote: Microsoft dropping DirectX all together ....
oh, thanks, guess I haven't been paying attention...

And thanks, Woodcrest, for the link, I'll check it out.

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:50 pm
by whitecat
Surely a lot of DX plugins were migrated to VST? It wasn't a "sudden" move if I recall correctly, there was plenty of advance warning.

If you get caught out with anything that wasn't though, post up a list and the hive-mind that is this forum can suggest some replacements I'm sure...

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:51 pm
by Woodcrest Studio
whitecat wrote:Surely a lot of DX plugins were migrated to VST? It wasn't a "sudden" move if I recall correctly, there was plenty of advance warning.

If you get caught out with anything that wasn't though, post up a list and the hive-mind that is this forum can suggest some replacements I'm sure...

According to the Cubase response, no one if any people were aware DX was to be dropped. There was no announcement before the release of Cubase 4. Anyway, that's the past.

As far as DX replacements.. That will surely be a bummer for a bit till you have it sorted. You will have to go to your old projects and either substitute the new plug, or what I did, print all the tracks with the effects on them then all new projects from there on had replacement plugs.

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:23 am
by Biss
Hi kyleknapp,
download the dxshell here

http://xlutop.com/buzz/zip/dxshell_v1.0.2b.zip

the dxshell creates a vst version of your dx plugs - instructions included

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:33 pm
by kyleknapp
Thanks Biss. Now that my frustration has subsided, I find I really don't have all that many dx plugins that I use very often -already have VST replacements for some of them. But I do have a couple I'll probably try out the dxshell on.

Re: Directx plugins?

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:23 pm
by SynthMinx
Biss wrote:Hi kyleknapp,
download the dxshell here

http://xlutop.com/buzz/zip/dxshell_v1.0.2b.zip

the dxshell creates a vst version of your dx plugs - instructions included
Biss, you are a gem! I've now got my DSPFX working thanks to you and the clever German guys who created the software!
Many thanks! :P