Synthogy Ivory in C7

I’ve used Synthogy Ivory Pianos (version 1.7) in the Windows version of Cubase for quite a while, but now I’m moving all of these projects to a Mac. When I try to open the plug-in in C7 (OSX 10.8), I get a small thumbnail version. The thumbnail will expand to the normal plug-in display. However, nothing works when I click on it. Ivory works OK as a stand-alone on the Mac and also as a plug-in in Ableton Live, so the problem seems to be unique to Cubase.

I have seen a similar problem before in Cubase when I used MOTU Ethno which got resolved but I don’t remember what the resolution was.

Any ideas?

I use Synthogy (v.2) extensively with Cubase (Italian Grand and American Concert D are my favorite virtual pianos) with zero problems.

Aloha d,

Ivory works fine for me here

but

Sounds to me like some ‘bridging issues’.

I say this because this is exactly what happens to me when I open my older 32 bit SampleTank stuff.
(however in my case ST still works)

Did you check this with the Ivory folks?
I find them to be pretty ‘up-to-speed’ on this stuff.

Good Luck and welcome to the Mac.
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Sounds like you are using the older 32 bit version of Ivory on 64 bit C7.

+1
and if this is the case and since you are new to macs, you may not know how to
set Cubase to operate in 64 bit mode.

Here is how:

1-Open your ‘Applications Folder’.
2-Find the Cubase icon and select it (click once on it)
3-With the Cubase icon selected, hit ‘command i’ on the keyboard.
(this will open up the ‘get info window’)
4-In the centre near the bottom there will be a checkbox
for either 32 or 64 bit mode operation.
5-Make your choice, close ‘get info’ window, double click on the Cubase icon
and ‘bob’s yer uncle’.

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Opening Cubase in 32-bit resolved the problem. Thanks for your help.

If you want to keep using the 64-bit version with your 32-bit VSTi, consider buying jBridge. It works much better than Cubase’s VSTbridge and it’s very cheap.