I installed updated Waves v9 plugins in WL8. I noticed VST2 and VST3 versions of the same plugins were installed in different folders. VST3 in C:\program files\common files\vst3 and VST2 in C:\program files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins
Comparing these plugins in WL8 I noticed a few differences between them. For example I loaded both the C4 Compressor (VST2) and (VST3) and they do not behave the same.
- The C4 (VST3) meters just freeze in place when playback stops while the C4 (VST2) version meters ramp down. This is also the behavior of the Steinberg VST3 plugins (Brickwall Limiter) that are built in with WL8…Is this typical behavior between the two?
My older Waves version 5 (VST) meters always ramped down and never froze in place
The menu when you click on the icon to save presets is very different. Not he same menu at all…Is this typical behavior between the 2?
Difference in how the plugins are arranged/sorted. When you click on the master section slot the plugin menu appears. The VST3 plugins are arranged very neatly in approx 10 descriptive folders with names/categories for each and the indivudal plugins are sorted in each folder based on category. This way makes it fast and easy to find and navigate through the menu. The menu is also much smaller setup this way.
The VST2 plugins opens to a much bigger menu with all the indivudals plugins in their own folder. This makes it hard to find and navigate through…Is thier a way to create folders for the VST2 plugins like how it’s done automatically with the VST3 plugins
This behavior was the same in both Windows 7 64bit and 32bit in WL8.0.2