[Solved]Newly Installed Gig Performer does not find my VSTs

#1

Just bought it. It finds none of my VSTs (that work fine with Mixcraft). Do they have to be in a certain place? Is there a way to tell it where to look?
This doesn’t portend well…

#2

You can set the search destinations in the plugin manager. Take a look at page 145 of the user guide :wink:

#3

What are the plugins? Are they proprietary to MixCraft? If so, you won’t be able to load them in any other plugin host. Assuming they’re not proprietary, are they 64-bit plugins? Also, you can’t load 32-bit plugins directly into Gig Performer without using bridging software. For more info on this specific topic, please see this KB article

https://gigperformer.com/installed-plugin-does-not-show-up-in-gig-performer/

#4

Good news: It finds many on my server! Bad news: The VSTs are not proprietary, but looks like they are 32-bit. Now I need to find some (cheap) 64-bit VSTs. First priority is pianos & organs, then orchestral, then synths. Where to look?

#5

Without knowing budget, it’s really impossible to suggest stuff. There are tons of free plugins out there and then there are some superb (but not cheap) packages that will be a reasonable “all around” solution and then there are specialized plugins that are generally astonishing but rarely free

#6

Well, looks like I’m the new guy on the block. Tonight I worked through hundreds of previously downloaded free stuff and ended up with 1 piano, 5 effects, 14 Synths, 1 synth/instrument. (I’ve wanted to get into this for many years. Lots of unpacking! But the vast majority was, no doubt 32 bit.) Going to have to test them to see what I have. I’ll be eager to hear from others on this great blog.
Thanks for all the help!

#7

My recommendations:
For Piano - Pianoteq
For Organ - Blue 3
For E-Piano - AAS Lounge Lizard
For Vintage Synth - The Legend
Arturia Collection - many emulated synths (higly recommended to check out)

#8

Hi Elkwood and welcome to the GP forum. :vulcan_salute:
Pianopaul already gave some hints to very good VSTs - especially the Arturia Collection has many diffrent synths and sounds to offer. But eventually they altogehther may be a bit expensive, because you actually asked for ‘cheap’ plugins.
So i’d like to point to the VSTs from Air Music (of which i think, they really are not too bad).
I once wrote a posting about how to obtain the complete collection (which would cost 400€) for less than 100€ (on legal ways!), and this special offer still persists (excep from Vacuum now costs about 14€) - to be honest, it never seems to expire. :grin:
Maybe it is of interest for you… read the post, follow the links and have a look at what the whole package contains…

#9

I should also mention Native Instruments Komplete. It’s not the cheapest but it will actually give you a very decent collection of everything you need to get going. Their sampler, Kontakt, is pretty much the industry standard and there are tons of 3rd party libraries for it.

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#10

In the meantime you can also use Jbridge to continue using your old 32-bit VST with Gig Performer.