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Pro Tools Plugins Question

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by SwurVe, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. SwurVe

    SwurVe Guest

    When installing a plugin do I want to download the Audio Units or VST version first off....also then after installing...when I am in Pro Tools how do I go and select that plugin to show up under AudioSuite....So AudioUnits or VST and then how do I get them to show up in Pro Tools....I remember downloading one that i just placed into the folder but now these new ones i have to install are different

    Thank You
  2. tonybran

    tonybran Guest

    you using PC or Mac?
  3. baslotto

    baslotto Active Member

    If you have LE you want to install RTAS plugins. The plugins should show up in the Audiosuite by themselves, just select the audio portion that you want to change and then go in the AudioSuite menu. No VST or AU will work in PT LE, unless you have that little program that translates VSTs to RTAS.... :wink:

    Let me know if I have been of any help.

  4. SwurVe

    SwurVe Guest

    Yea I have Pro Tools LE and im using a Mac...Dangit so I gotta get RTAS...alot of these cool plugins I find arent in RTAS
  5. SwurVe

    SwurVe Guest

    Also I put the Inspector RTAS plugin into the DigiDesign Plug-Ins Folder with the rest and it wont show up under Audio-Suite
  6. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    You aren't stealing those cool plugs are you? I know ptle doesn't offer much in the way of freebies so if your doing much rtas downloading it may not be legit.
  7. baslotto

    baslotto Active Member

    The Inspector is a real time spectrum analyzer. AudioSuite is the way that PT has to affect the music permanently, changing the waveforms too.

    It doesn't make sense that something that does not affect the music is under a menu of things with the only purpose of changing the music.
    Can you follow me? :D

  8. SwurVe

    SwurVe Guest

    There is a free Inspector download on their website buddy...I aint stealing nothing
  9. SwurVe

    SwurVe Guest

    But then where the heck do I find this inspector thing then inside pro tools
  10. tonybran

    tonybran Guest

    hey swurve, i think you're mixing up RTAS and audiosuite....RTAS stand for realtime audio suite....some plugins u can only use as an Audiosuite plugin ( Like Pitch N' Time) ....an RTAS plugin you select as in INSERT and choose from the available RTAS plugins...where as for audiosuite, you highlight your selection and then have the plugin alter the actual selection....so for your Inspector plugin which is only an RTAS plugin since its an analyzer, go to the Inserts column, click one of them tabs and a choice of your installed plugins should come up, and pick Inspector.....
  11. baslotto

    baslotto Active Member

    jonnyc what are you?? A cop??? SwurVe is asking for help and you ask him if he steals????? not nice, not nice AT ALL!!! :shock:

  12. Shinyville

    Shinyville Guest

    There are TONS of free RTAS plugins, mostly offered from 3rd party companies trying to drum up some interest in their gotta-pay plugins. There was recently a post on the digitech forum that listed a bunch of places to look for free plugs:


    By the way, hello. I've been lurking around for a couple of weeks, and I'm ready to start posting if I can be of any help. I'm just getting into protools--I spent the better part of the last decade on standalone roland and yamaha workstations--but I plan on learning this program with intensity! I have about 10 years of semipro recording experience, mostly in the service of recordiing my own music and ad work, but I've recorded the occasional band or songwriter project for other folks, too.

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