My apologies if this has already been covered in an FAQ or other area, a quick search of this forum didn’t uncover it having been addressed here already ?
I have WL8.5 (32 bit) and (64 bit) versions installed in my Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) laptop. The 32 bit version of WL8.5 has installed my large collection of VST2 32 bit plugins (Waves Diamond Bundle, from 2004, and others) and they all open and function well.
The 64 bit version of WL 8.5 will scan the same directories and locates and evaluates these same VST2 plugins, but refuses to load them, and adds them to its “ignore” list.
So… is it simply the case that if I want to use these old VST2 32 bit plugins I can only do so in the 32 bit version of WL8.5 ? I have tried many instances of “Force plugin detection at next launch” as well as listing the directories where these are located (‘Additional VST plugin folders…Wavelab specific’), and while it scans through the listing of the Waves plugins, it won’t load them. In both 32 and 64 bit versions of WL8.5 the VST3 plugins load and display without problem.
Thank you for your help