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VST 3 - AAX Wrapper

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Helper Class wrapping a VST 3 plug-in to a AAX plug-in

Introduction

The VST 3 SDK comes with a helper class which wraps one VST 3 audio processor and edit controller to an AAX plug-in.

How does it work?

  • Check the AGainAAX example
  • AAX SDK 2.3 or higher is expected in folder external.avid.aax (located at the same level as the folder public.sdk)
  • Here is the step based on the AgainAAX example:
    • In the cpp file againaax.cpp, you can define the plug-in properties : IO audio, product ID, ...
    • On Windows, copy built linker output again_aax.aaxplugin to "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins\again_aax.aaxplugin\Contents\x64" (the debug build does this automatically, but needs appropriate access rights (Administrator rights of your visual))
    • On OSX, copy built bundle build/Debug/again.aaxplugin to "/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins"
  • A developer version of Pro Tools is needed to load the plug-in, the release version of Pro Tools requires plug-ins to be Pace-signed (PACE Anti-Piracy Inc.: https://www.ilok.com)