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hmtoggle_arrow1 How Do I Add A Plug-in (VST or VSTi)?


Mixcraft allows you to add your own VST or VSTi plug-ins.  Plug-ins are usually .DLL files.  Download and install your plug-in file (.DLL) into your VST folder and then restart Mixcraft.  Your new VST plug-in should now be in the effect drop down lists or virtual instrument lists.  Some plug-ins have their own installers.  In that case, run the installer and then point the software to the appropriate folder.


If you don't know where your VST folder is, you can create a new one and then add it in the Plug-Ins section.  To add your own VST folder, go to the "Plug-Ins" Preferences and click on "Edit VST/VSTi Folders".  Click the "Add" button to add your own folder or click the "Auto-Scan For VST/VSTi Directories" to try and find one automatically.  Just make sure to put your new VST plug-in (.DLL) into one of the folders in your VST folder list and then restart Mixcraft and you should see the effect show up in the effect drop down or virtual instrument lists, depending on the type of plug-in.


hmtoggle_arrow1 How Can I Disable Certain Plug-Ins From Loading?


Mixcraft has two files, which you can edit to exclude plug-ins from loading.  These files are located in %programdata%\Acoustica\Mixcraft\ folder.


DXIgnore.ini   - DirectX effect ignore list

VSTIgnore.ini   - VST plug-in ignore list


Simply open or double click the file and then add the name of the effect and set it to equal = 1.  For example,  if you had an effect called 'Digital Media StudioDenoiser' that you didn't want the software to load, you would enter


Digital Media StudioDenoiser=1


Save the ignore file and restart Mixcraft and the effect will not be loaded.   For VST plug-ins, you will need to use the name of the dll such as SuperDuperReverb.dll=1


hmtoggle_arrow1 How Can I Hear Effects During Recording?


Some sound cards or USB devices have a way to monitor the live recording independent of Mixcraft.  However, if you'd like to hear the effects during recording, you'll need to disable the sound device's monitoring and use Mixcraft's monitoring system.  For example, if you are making a weird recording of your voice and would like to hear the echo or delay while recording, you'll need to turn on monitoring.  You'll need to enable Mixcraft's monitoring and disable any sound card's built in monitoring.


hmtoggle_arrow1 Can I Use 64 bit plug-ins?


No.  Mixcraft will only work with 32 bit plug-ins.  Some people have installed 'bridge' plug-ins that allow Mixcraft to communicate with 64 bit plug-ins, which may work.

Also, most companies will also have a 32 bit version available, which is compatible with Mixcraft.