Have been on the hunt for a VST wrapper that actually works. I have tried the following with the SweatBoy Volcano Limiter VST at this point with the following results:
1. Spin Audio's VST-DX Wrapper 1.0: Effects work but the Gui meters do not update while playing audio unless I click and hold on one of the Gui controls. Also limited to one effect and I can't find the Pro version anywhere
2. Directixer 2.5: Looked really awesome. Runs multiple effects but cause CDA to become unresponsive (100% cpu also) as soon as I hit the stop or FF, or REW transport buttons. Unfortunatly I paid the $44 before I found tha out.
3. Effectchainer: GUI runs great, audio runs great but after you save and exit CDA you can't reload your project. It causes CDA to crash.
So I have stuck out so far. Has anyone tried the Cakewalk wrapper?
Does it work when you install a effect in the mastering effects chain? I have found out that the mastering chain causes the problem. Some of the wrappers work fine in the effects chain but not in mastering.
I use the RA-labs PLParEQ3 in the out chain and it works fine. It's a huge hog and does delay the start of playback by a half second or so, but it does work with the wrapper. So I guess anything would.
Here are the results of my search for a VST to DX wrapper to use with CD Architect.
I bit the bullet and tried the very last one I could find which was the $59 Cakewalk adapter and it works perfect! Even in the mastering chain. All the other wrappers that I listed at the beginning of this message list had a problem in some area.
I have tested many of my VSTs and have not found a single one that the Cakewalk adapter does not work with.
Also I sent a letter to my CC company disputing the $44 that I paid for the Directixer wrapper. The developer does not return emails nor does the company that handled the transaction. The only developer/support group that every replied to my inquiries was the "Console wrapper" developers and they said that it did not work with CD Architect.
One last thing. The Cakewalk support team also responded back to my email. They said that they did not have a demo version but that their wrapper would work with any DX host. Based on that I purchased it as describe previously and it works perfectly.