Install AU only? Or AU and VST?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Levon, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Levon

    Levon Member

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    Hello,
    I've just made the switch from PC to Mac. I'll be setting up my new iMac and installing my various Sample libs over the next few days. One question that I have is do I need to install both VST and AU versions of the Sample libs OR are the AU versions all I need? I plan to use Logic as my main DAW, although I do have Studio One and Cubase that I may use from time to time.
    Cheers,
    Levon
     
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  2. Dewdman42

    Dewdman42 Senior Member

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    Logic can not use the VST's, but Cubase can not use the AU's. Just install them both.
     
  3. VinRice

    VinRice ... i am a robot ...

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    Install them all, you never know when you might switch or have to use ProTools or whatever.
     
  4. charlieclouser

    charlieclouser Senior Member

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    Another reason to install the VST's is if you use VEPro - you can instantiate the VST versions inside VEPro and then if you at some point want to use those VEPro metaframes (or whatever they're called) on a PC slave you can copy them over and they will load, whereas if you had created VEPro templates that call for the AU version of Kontakt they won't load on a PC slave. So using VST's inside VEPro is a way to make your VEPro setups somewhat transportable.
     
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  5. EgM

    EgM Game music!

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    Just like @charlieclouser mentioned, if you use Cubase (Or anything else that isn't Logic) you can load your project files using the same plugins on a Windows machine with no changes using vst versions of the plugins!
     
  6. AmbientMile

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    I always installed both even though I've been Logic only for years. Just got a Maschine Jam and it can use both so I'm glad to have the VSTs installed as well.
     

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