Garritan

I found the defaults.xml file in the VSTAudioEngine and having consulted the knowledge base article looked in the Components\Category Audio Module Class\Available group. The article says to find an entry where the value=0 in this group and modify it to 1 (and then save the file) However, all the entries in that folder are already “value=1”! I expect I’m missing something simple, but what should be my next step?

Have you tried rebooting? If you did and it is still an issue, could you please zip up that VSTAudioEngine folder and post here? And also your whitelist, please.

The article says to find an entry where the value=0 in this group and modify it to 1 (and then save the file)

When I addad the ARIA-player, its 32 digit code weren’t there (and no other entry with “value=0”). So I simply duplicated one of the rows and replaced the long 32-digit number with the one for the ARIA-player.

Here are the zip files you requested, Ulf. I did try what MatsHall suggested but I was unsure exactly what I was doing and didn’t want to make any further problems! I hope this information is what you need.

Peter
VSTAudioEngine_64.zip (247 KB)
vst2whitelist.zip (239 Bytes)

Where is you ARIA VST located? The only reliable location on Windows seems to be:
Program Files\Common Files\VST2\

Also it seems your whitelist is wrong… the listing should be:
ARIA Player VST_x64

(you’re missing the _x64 bit…)

Hi Peter,

thanks for the upload. The audio engine can find your ARIA player, but as Fratveno already mentioned, you are missing the _64 ending, so it should be ARIA Player Multi VST_x64 and ARIA Player VST_x64.
Please change your whitelist accordingly and try again.

Cheers,
Ulf

Success! Thank you for all the help - I now have the Garritan sounds available as well as the Halion sounds.

Peter

I recently found some expression map files in my download queue for a few early Garritan string instruments and JABB instruments.

  1. Where should I install these?
  2. Are additional CuBase expression maps for Garritan instruments available, and is there a location from which to download them for those who do not own CuBase?

You can import Cubase expression maps into Dorico via the Play > Setup Expression Maps dialog.

A small number of expression maps for Cubase can be downloaded here.

Thank you. Do these (Garritan) expression maps have to be imported on a file-by-file basis, or is there a way to make them stick?

They have to be imported into each project separately, for now.

I’m trying to use the sforzando vst by plogue on Windows. I’ve put the dll everywhere I can think of.but can’t get it to work.
I’m using the whitelist information they provided on their forums.

sforzando VST_x64
565354504C475173666F727A616E646F

it doesn’t appear automatically in Defaults.xml and adding a manual entry for it doesn’t do anything either.
Where should it be appearing in Dorico, I’m looking in the dropdown menu under VST instruments in Play mode.

Yes, you are looking at the correct place, that’s where it should appear. Very odd that it doesn’t. Could you please zip up the folder C:/Users//AppData/local/roaming/Steinberg/VSTAudioEngine_64 and post here. Then I can have a look and might see what is wrong.

Hmm, this is strange! I’ve just put a new SSD in my computer and therefor had to reinstall Dorico. Bofore this Garrison worked perfect but now I can’t change the midi channels in the Aria-player. Only 1/2 is available, all the others are greyed out.
The only commands that works in the Whitelist are these:
ARIA Player VST
565354474152416172696120706C6179
ARIA Player VST Multi
565354474152616172696120706C6179

If I add " _x64" the Aria-player doesn’t show up in Play mode.

I have the latest version of the Aria-player, (v.1.872), and the latest engine version (1.905).

What am I missing?

Do I get you right, Aria Player does turn up in Dorico and sound does come out, but MIDI channels are limited?

The “_x64” is certainly needed, because Dorico and the audio engine are only 64Bit. Could you please zip up the VSTAudioEngine folder. From the log files I can see what plug-ins get picked up on your system.

Do I get you right, Aria Player does turn up in Dorico and sound does come out, but MIDI channels are limited?

The “_x64” is certainly needed, because Dorico and the audio engine are only 64Bit. Could you please zip up the VSTAudioEngine folder. From the log files I can see what plug-ins get picked up on your system.

Here is the folder:
VSTAudioEngine.zip (241 KB)
It’s really weird now. Suddenly I can’t get the Aria-player to show up at all anymore. I’ve tried all possible combinations without any success. :frowning:
At the moment the Wihtielist looks like this:
Kontakt 5 16out
5653544E694F376B6F6E74616B742035
ARIA Player Multi VST_x64
565354474152616172696120706C6179
ARIA Player VST_x64
565354474152616172696120706C6179

And here is the defaults-file:
Defaults.xml.zip (2.65 KB)
This is how it looks in the Aria-Player now:
Aria-Player.png
As you can see see all outputs but 1/2 are grayed out. Before I could change so that every instrument had its own output (eg. 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 etc).

Before I changed to a SSD and re-installed everything on my computer and upgraded to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) it worked perfect. :frowning:

Hmmm, I’m a bit lost right now…

It looks as if you’re mixing up the notion of Midi Channels and Audio channels. OUTPUT is audio channels returned to Dorico (which may not be able to receive more than a default stereo mix (Ch. 1/2) at this time…)

Not sure if this where to put this, but I cannot seem to “unlock” the file “vst2whitelist.txt”
Screen Shot 2017-01-08 at 4.58.38 PM.png
As you can see, I have given myself permission to read and write.
Any thoughts?
Screen Shot 2017-01-08 at 4.58.26 PM.png
Robby

You might try making a copy of the vst2whitelist.txt file, i.e. by dragging it out of the bundle, then editing it, and then dragging the edited, saved version back into the bundle, which should at that point prompt you for your password in order to overwrite the existing file.

Hi Mats,

thanks for the upload. The Aria Player is blacklisted on your system at the moment, that’s why it doesn’t show up. As for the reason why, unfortunately I can’t tell. The plug-in info shows that it is version 1.0.0. You mentioned you had some newer version. Do you maybe have more than one Aria installation around?
If you delete that VSTAudioEngine folder completely and start Dorico again, all plug-ins will get scanned again. Same result? Could you please again post the folder’s content as it will get freshly created?