Category Archives: Updates
People with a lot of VST’s are having problems with MIDIculous failing. This is because on Windows, many VST’s are not checked and verified, so it crashes.
We fixed the crashes and now the program won’t hang when loading VST’s.
- Fixed issues with VST hosting. You now should be able to load VSTs as a host.
- Fixed crashes when scanning for VSTs
* Removed scan button
* Looks for VST’s under ‘My documents\MIDIculous VST Plugins’
* Now also recursively traverses VST directories
* Fixed VSTCheck bug (some race condition)
In order for MIDIculous to see the VST instruments, you must COPY (not MOVE) the VST instrument DLL to My Documents\MIDIculous VST Plugins folder. MIDIculous will scan that directory for any plugins.
****NOTE: Kontakt VST DLL’s are not working yet. There is an issue with NI Kontakt and we are working with Native Instruments to resolve this.
This update includes the following changes:
- Calling VSTCheck.exe is now done differently. It will survive VST crashes. Not only that, but if it detects failure, it will blacklist the VST, so next time it will be skipped. The log file will say: “xxx could not be executed, blacklisting”. The config file will contain an entry called ‘VSTBlackList’. This will have blacklisted VST dll’s separated by a ‘|’ character.
- If some VST files could not be found, additional search paths can be added by pressing the scan button in Prefs -> MIDI preferences. Note that each time you use this button, the previous additional search paths will be overwritten. So you can’t select C:\ and after that select D:\ and have them both. You can enter paths manually in the config file. It is possible to have multiple paths on one drive though: if you select the C: directory and it finds two ‘Vstplugins’ subdirectories, they can both be added. Note that for each ‘Vstplugins’ directory it finds, it will ask the user if he wants to add that path.
1. Fixed bug with some MIDI files not playing. Now more MIDI files should play.
2. Error Logs now are recorded automatically to a log file:
On WindowsXP, the log file goes to:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\MIDIculous (PRO)\LogFile.txt
On Win7 (and probably Vista), the log file goes to:
If the folders are not showing up then they may be hidden
How to Show hidden files:
Here’s how to display hidden files and folders.
- Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button and clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
- Click the View tab.
- Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.