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vst~ problem opening Silent Way 2

Sep 01 2012 | 10:26 am

I’m using Max/MSP to control my Analog Synth with OSC and Expert Sleepers 3, but for certain things is easier and faster to use Silent Way plug-ins. My problem is that vst~ object doesn’t give me the option to choose an specific plug-in inside the SW2 suite it always opens the same plug-in and i can’t change it.

Thank you in advance

Nov 03 2012 | 3:34 pm

This works for me:

load silent way vst

send "printids" message to vst object

In the Max window you’ll get something like:

vst~: SW Sync: 1163096934 (ESsf)
vst~: SW CV To MIDI: 1163096887 (ESs7)
vst~: SW LFO: 1163096882 (ESs2)
vst~: SW Follower: 1163096938 (ESsj)
vst~: SW ES-4 Controller: 1163096932 (ESsd)
vst~: SW Step LFO: 1163096886 (ESs6)
vst~: SW Voice Controller: 1163096929 (ESsa)
vst~: SW ESX-4CV Combiner: 1163096937 (ESsi)
vst~: SW SMUX: 1163096930 (ESsb)
vst~: SW CV To OSC: 1163096885 (ESs5)
vst~: SW DC: 1163096880 (ESs0)
vst~: SW ES-5 Controller: 1163096936 (ESsh)
vst~: SW AC Encoder: 1163096889 (ESs9)
vst~: SW CV Input: 1163096884 (ESs4)
vst~: SW Soundplane: 1163096940 (ESsl)
vst~: SW AC Encoder (6ch): 1163096872 (ESs()
vst~: SW Quantizer: 1163096888 (ESs8)
vst~: SW Trigger: 1163096941 (ESsm)
vst~: SW Learner: 1163096939 (ESsk)

send message "plug " to vst

i.e. message "plug 1163096929" (with no quotes) will prompt you to load Silent Way again, hit open,
Voice Controller window will be there.


Jan 03 2014 | 5:36 am

@AA,thanks for this workaround, but anyone from Cycling 74 know if this can be fixed?

I’m just getting started with trying to control my analogue synths from Max without a Midi/CV box, and was really chuffed to find the Expert Sleepers stuff, but then it’s a bummer that it wont work in vst~ without this hack,

Jan 03 2014 | 11:51 pm

Hey Roger try it this way. It’s a bit smoother, less of a hack.

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Jan 04 2014 | 4:17 am

Sweet – I’d assumed those codes were somehow system specific and I wanted to be able to use SW with a standalone, so this is much better thanks,

Jan 10 2014 | 7:02 am

Another option is to use the "subname" message to the vst~ object. Since Silent Way is a shell plug-in (similar to the Waves WaveShell plug-in set), stuff you find in the documentation that refers to WaveShell will also be useful for Silent Way.

Here’s a simple example:

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Hope that helps!

(Note: I only tested this on the Mac OS/VST plug-in combo…)


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