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 | 1:36 pm
      @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, Cheers Roger
    • Jan 04 2014 | 7:51 am
      Hey Roger try it this way. It's a bit smoother, less of a hack.
    • Jan 04 2014 | 12:17 pm
      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, Cheers Roger
    • Jan 10 2014 | 3:02 pm
      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:
      Hope that helps!
      (Note: I only tested this on the Mac OS/VST plug-in combo...)