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#1 accumulator

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:17

Description:

 

I've written an FM synthesis AudioUnit Instrument plugin that loads in various DAWs like Logic, Ableton Live, etc., but it's ignored in Renoise.

Steps to reproduce:

- Copy the plugin into either the system or home components plug-in directory

- Launch Renoise

- (Optional: Disable/re-enable AudioUnit plugins in Preferences)

Expected results:

I expect the plugin to show up in the instruments list.

Actual results:

The plugin doesn't appear.

 

Can I enable any debug logging to see why the plugin is getting ignored?



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:21

Can I enable any debug logging to see why the plugin is getting ignored?


No, but the log might reveal some clues about what happens during the plugin scan.

Main Menu > Help > Show the Log File


Out of curiosity, have you checked the Track DSPs plugin list (bottom left), to see if maybe the plugin was incorrectly classified as an effect?

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:26

Hm, I don't see anything in the log regarding plugin scanning. I don't see it showing up in the track plugin list at all, unfortunately.
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:34

Hm, I don't see anything in the log regarding plugin scanning. I don't see it showing up in the track plugin list at all, unfortunately.


Before you edited your post to remove the huge log text (hehe), I did notice an earlier mention of a VST scan in there, but indeed no mention of an AU/Component scan.

I didn't manage to catch the date from that session, but simply search the log for "VST" and you should find it.

Nevertheless, did you try the "Rescan previously failed plugins" option in Renoise's preferences?

And the option to use both VST and AU plugins is definitely enabled there?

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:42

Ah, sorry, yeah, I had multiple launches in there and some logging where I loaded some other VST plugin just as a test. I never see any mention of an AU scan but my other audio units are showing up and loading fine.

 

I thought maybe there was something weird with the way I built my plugin but it passes auval -strict fine. I wish there was a way to see more logging!


Also, rescan doesn't appear to have any effect insofar as showing any additional plugins or logging.



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:47

If all else fails you can send us a copy of the plugin and we'll try to check it out in the coming days: support (at) renoise (dot) com

If you have an SQLite database viewer such as http://sqlitebrowser.org then you can snoop around in Renoise's plugin caches.

Main Menu > Help > Show the Preferences Folder

Look for any Cached*.db files in there.

If your plugin appears in one of the CachedFailed*.db files then something weird happened during the scan.

Edit: You can also simply delete those *.db files to force Renoise into performing a completely new scan.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 22:00

Hm, I don't see my plugin in any of the sqlite databases, cached or cached-failed. I'll e-mail you all the plugin to see what you think. Thanks~