Originally Posted by Jeezo
Any feedback on this ? VST 3 version of plugins ? i never installed VST 3 ..versions of all my plugins for s simple reason : VST 2 working like a charm ..lol
keep up informed
Let's see, right now X3 (64-bit, Windows 7) is still crashing on the VST Scan for Gladiator (64/VST2), Arturia Spark Vintage Drums (64/VST2), Arturia Analog Lab (64/VST2) and a couple more.
One encouraging update is that I've noticed it's just the "Cakewalk VST Scan" process that crashes, not the rest of X3; so I'll recant some of what I said (for Sonar at least, other DAWs are not so nice when a VST crashes).
The scan appears to stop on the offender, but it's hard to tell if it keeps going on subsequent re-launches. I need to dig deeper and test what all is working and what isn't.
Some of the crashes no longer happen on re-launch, but I need to see if it's because they've been disabled, or successfully re-validated.
When the VST Scan tooltip does stop, it can still be closed with the (x) in the corner -- a good sign.
Also, the startup and shut down of X3 is so FAST. Faster than X2 and compared to Cubase, it feels almost instantaneous.
The audio engine seems to be about the same in terms of multicore. I have a test project that maxes out a core in X1 and X2 that still appears to max out in X3. Multicore in Sonar is really good, but there is a use-case related to "serial signal paths" (e.g., a ton of live effects on the 2bus) that I bump up against where Cubase and Reaper are able to split off to other free cores.
Aside from the plugin crashes, X3 is looking great. And again, X3 itself, does not appear to crash.