Noise Reduction 2.0 plug-in pack and Vegas 16

jimingo-1 wrote on 4/5/2019, 8:50 PM

I got a new computer and am trying to install the Sony Noise Reduction 2.0m plug-in that I purchased a while ago.

I was using it just fine with my old computer and Vegas 16 but after installing the plug-in pack on my new computer, it doesn't appear in Vegas 16's audio plug-ins. Does anyone know what to do to get Vegas to see the noise reduction plug-in? Vegas is probably not seeing it because it's not scanning Sony's folders but there's got to be a way to get it to work since I was using it with 16 before.

And if I do get Vegas to see it, I'm assuming registering it is going to be another challenge. Has anyone done this?


Grazie wrote on 4/5/2019, 11:21 PM

@jimingo-1 - Hi there! Not done a reinstall, but I can confirm SONY NR is working here in VP16:

Something in the back of my Brain Cell is gnawing away that I also needed to have Sound Forge available? Dunno . . .




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bvideo wrote on 4/6/2019, 11:43 AM

@jimingo-1 There is a way to tell Vegas which folders to scan to find audio effects.

From the Options menu, choose Preferences and select the VST Effects tab to indicate where your VST plug-ins are installed. There is a default folder and then alternate folders. So wherever the Sony NR got installed, that folder needs to be listed in one of the alternate folder fields. After that, there is a list of effects that Vegas has found. See if NR has been scanned and make sure it is "checked" to make it be usable.

rraud wrote on 4/6/2019, 1:59 PM

@bvideo is correct,.. however... the NR 2.0 noise reduction suite is Direct X, so refreshing or selecting alternate VST folders will not help. Look in the All audio FX plug-in folder. NR-2 should work in Vegas16, even the 32 bit SCS version worked w/o issue for me, prior to installing the Magix 64 bit version, which appears the same except for the 'Sony' branding.
I don't think Sound Forge Pro needs to be installed, but I'm not 100% sure and I'm not going uninstall SF Pro 10, 11, 12 to find out,  Sorry.
The SCS NR-2.0 is normally installed in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Noise Reduction Plug-In 2.0"

jimingo-1 wrote on 4/7/2019, 1:49 PM

Thanks for the help. I forgot it was Direct X and I didn't have that installed. Now that I installed it, Vegas automatically recognizes the plug-in.

Now my problem is that my license key doesn't work because it's not long enough. I'll have to contact Magix about that.

jimingo-1 wrote on 4/7/2019, 2:34 PM

I just realized I was still able to log in to Sony's "my software" page on Sony's website so I was able to get my correct serial number and get everything working again.

jimingo-1 wrote on 4/7/2019, 7:51 PM

Ok things just got weird. I was able to license the plug-in and everything was working great. I closed Vegas and opened up a new project and Vegas no longer sees the plug-in. If I open up another project that has noise reduction already applied to a track, Vegas sees it (on the track, not in the plug-in list) but it's labeled as unregistered (even though when I click on the license info, it says it's registered to me under a full license). And even though it says it's unregistered, it functions as a fully licensed plug-in. That would be fine but I can't apply the plug-in to a new project or a new track. I can only use it if it was previously added to a project.