FXpansion VST2RTAS another great way to get more and more audio plugins

by Phil

Hi !

This is a cheap trick but... when I was student (me too...) I bought the FXpansion plugin converter VST2RTAS.
I think it's a valuable tool to have in our sound tech arsenal.

It allows you to transform VST plugin in RTAS so that you can simply drag them in your digidesign plugins folder.

It's a very convenient way to get a lot of extra free audio plugins for your protools system.

You can do it easily with a lot of free VST that don't exist in RTAS format and add many new RTAS plugins but also if you have the licence for a VST plugin and don't have the RTAS version it works too (in many cases).

My 2 cents.

Phil from Phillie

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by: Sam

Hi Phil,
thank you for sharing this trick !

I add some more useful info on that utility.
You said cheap ? I agree.
it's only 75€ / 99$, so it's really affordable.
I copy/paste the manufacturer's info to be as clear as possible on what it does effectively.

- VST to RTAS Adapter seamlessly and transparently integrates your VST plug-ins in to Pro Tools, and offers full compatibility with the VST plug-in standard and Pro Tools 7.x and 8.x.

The adapter uses virtually no CPU power or memory and makes a vast range of free and commercial VST plug-ins (over 1,000 available at the last count) available directly within Pro Tools, exactly as if they were native RTAS plug-ins.

The VST to RTAS Adapter consists of a simple and easy to use configuration utility which scans for VST plugins on your system and creates RTAS plugins from them.

Once created, the VST plug-ins are available for use inside Pro Tools as RTAS plugins.

VST Effects and instruments are supported, and there is negligible CPU usage involved: less than 0.05% per plugin instance on a 1GHz computer.

VST to RTAS Adapter is available for MacOSX (Intel and PowerPC) and Windows platforms.

- Optimized for Pro Tools 7 - more plug-ins at once, less CPU usage.
- Full support for multiple outputs from VST instruments.
- Easy-to-use, flexible, crash-proof configuration utility.
- Pro Tools 6.x users receive the previous version of the adapter upon registration

Of course, the adapter supports all the latest VST2 features, such as sample-accurate timing, parameter automation, automatic tempo synchronization, easy preset browsing, and patch/preset interchange with other VST hosts such as Steinberg's Cubase VST, Cubase SX and Nuendo series.

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Seems nice indeed. I never used it but I heard it was great. Happy to have confirmation.

Thanks again and again.



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