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badmelonfarmer
Joined: Jan 26 2009
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Blackhole in Audacity

June 05, 2012 - 11:37 am

Just trying to add some Blackhole to a track in Audacity and when I get the Blackhole Plugin screen, I can not change any parameters mix Pre-Delay etc, load any presets or save presets ... the blue wobbly line of love still moves and I can apply the plugin to the audio....but ONLY the default setting it loaded with.

it works fine in Logic and Reaper, so it looks like it is a speciffic issue to Audacity ... but I have never had this problem with other plugins in Audacity.... weird.

Audacity is version 2.0.0

MacBook Pro Core2 Duo Mid 2009 8GB RAM OS 10.7.4

ndeshpande
Joined: May 31 2012
Posts: 69
June 05, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Hi,

We were able to reproduce this issue and will try to get a fix for the next release.

Part of the problem may be that Audacity only supports VSTs at the moment, and Blackhole isn't offered as a VST for Mac, so there may be a third party wrapper to blame here. If this is the case I'm not sure how much we'll be able to do as we don't have any information about the wrapper. 

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badmelonfarmer
Joined: Jan 26 2009
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June 05, 2012 - 01:54 pm

Hi Nikhil,

Audacity is using Audio Units, I don't use VST's personally... And in fact have all plugin types apart from Audio Units disabled in Audacity.

Cheers

Martin

ndeshpande
Joined: May 31 2012
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June 05, 2012 - 03:31 pm

Okay, thanks for the heads up on the detail, I'll look into it a bit more. This issue has also been added to our systems.

In the meantime, while this isn't a permanent or official/supported solution, try chaining Audacity's output to Soundflower (made by Cycling '74, it's free), then Soundflower to Logic, and use Blackhole in Logic. 

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badmelonfarmer
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June 05, 2012 - 06:02 pm

Hi Nikhal,

Thanks for the info, will have a look into it.... Got round by exporting to Logic and adding the plugins there... Would be a PITA to do for a lot of tracks... But doable for the odd track.

Will look into the unsupported solution you suggested too.

Thanks

Martin