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WaveShell Patch

April 24, 2009 | 5:28 pm

Just upgraded to Max 5.07 and was happy to notice that WaveShell support was added to the vst~ object. How to do this is not in the vst~ help file but in the reference file. I thought I would share this simple patch that I setup to load a few of the Waves plugins I have.

The main trick is that you need to send the name of the waveshell and the code of the waves plugin you want to use. To obtain a list of codes load the waveshell and send the vst~ object a printids message.

Here is my simple patch… Hope it helps those of you wanting to integrate waves plugins into your patches or apps.

Stefan

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April 25, 2009 | 5:01 pm

hi,

This is really great. I see your patch and can’t figured out where i can find these names you use to call the plugins.
It seams to be some code, where can i find it?

Thanks

Luis Marques


April 25, 2009 | 5:21 pm

I added a button to print all current Waves plugin codes to the max window. All you need to do is create your own custom menu and swap the codes in the waveshellguts subpatcher with the right codes.

Stefan

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April 27, 2009 | 7:49 pm

Hi,
this is a great news. Thanks for sharing the patch, Stefan.
It worked for me, but now I really need is loading different presets via MaxMSP. Is this possible ?
I can dump the parameters, but they are named P1, P2…etc (number depends on PlugIn) and in the first view meaningless.
sepp


April 28, 2009 | 6:52 am

If you open the VST~ help file you will see that sending it the read command will load a preset file. I hope that help.

Stefan


April 28, 2009 | 8:42 am

Normally the read command works fine, but not for the WaveShell. I cannot load .xps (Q-Clone prestes) or .wir (IR1 presets), they are greyed out.

sepp

……OS X.5.6, MaxMSP 5.0.7, WaveShell-VST 6.0.7…..


April 28, 2009 | 3:15 pm

I have not tried reading any presets in from the max end. I have just used the load buttons embedded in the waves plugin window and that works fine.

You could send an email to Cycling as this could be considered a bug. Or it could just be that because Waves have decided to go their own proprietorial way that you are out of luck.

It might be something as simple as adding a few file types to the list that read accepts on Cycling’s end but I have no idea. I know its tough for Cycling to test these things as the Wave plugins are expensive and I don’t think they are getting free copies.

You could parse all of the parameters to number boxes which are looped back to the vst~ object and use pattr to create your own preset recall system. Not sure if you could get it to load specific reverb impulses though.

I’m just happy that I can finally use a great sounding reverb in my patches.

Stefan


April 28, 2009 | 4:49 pm

I really appreciate the waveshell implementation in MaxMSP 5.0.7.
I will write to the cyc support for adding "load presets" via MaxMSP.
The parameters, which the vst-object spits out for a Wave PlugIn (P1, P2…) are from the same amount as they show up in Live (but in Live with meaningfull names). Sending these parameters to vst, the wave parameter are changing…
And in Live, choosing a preset in the Wave PlugIn , safe and open the Live-session will load the choosen preset. So there must be some way…

sepp


May 27, 2011 | 4:54 pm

Thanks Stefan for your patch!!!!!


April 21, 2013 | 11:28 pm

WaveShell-VST 8.0.vst: no format VST exists

in MaxMSP 6.1.2 at 64 bit. it’s ok in 32 bit. Mac version


April 22, 2013 | 4:57 am

This error message usually tells us that your plug-in is not 64bit.

If this is not the case please let us know

-A


November 7, 2013 | 1:01 pm

I will write to the cyc support for adding "load presets" via MaxMSP.

and what thay said?

i have the same problem, i would like to load a specific reverb impulse from Max but i can’t.

i tried to use "write" message to create my preset and than "read"
all parameter have been loaded but than max ask me to load manually the .wir file, i would like to automate this process from Max.

Do you find a way to do?

Mattia.


February 20, 2014 | 10:19 am

Hi all,

It seems that it don’t works with the Waves V9.

Any idea?


February 21, 2014 | 5:57 am

Hi,

What does not work?
I use Waves V9 in Max 6 without problems, but I’ve not tried loading presets.


February 21, 2014 | 6:12 am

Do you use the same patch? Have you made your own patch?

There’s something that I don’t understand… Where are the waves ‘s vst? They are not in the vst folder.
Thanks


February 21, 2014 | 6:42 am

there have never been any VST plug-ins by waves (except the waveshell.)


February 21, 2014 | 6:55 am

Yes… off course…

I didn’t know how the plug works… I didn’t put the waveshell.vst in the folder….


February 21, 2014 | 6:59 am

i see. yes for some reason their installers never do that for you.


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