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cljfford
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Multiple Plug-in formats (VST, AU) and installation size

cljfford
March 31, 2020 - 12:49 pm

Hi,

I just installed the Elevate bundle [excited!] and was offered a choice of formats to install, i.e. VST 2, VST 3, AU, AAX 32 and 64 bit etc.

I chose VST 2, since I am working in Reason, but I also sometimes work in Logic. I didn't install AU, at this time, because I wanted to keep my install sizes down, but am curious about how various formats add to installation size. If I also installed AU, would it double the install size or are the formats modules attached to a base install?

What's the best practice in this kind of situation? I see that the Newfangled Audio folder in the VST folder is just 34.1 MB, so maybe I'm overthinking it but... you know how it is on a laptop.

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DGillespie
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DGillespie
March 31, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Hi cljfford,

Unfortunately, Logic and Reason look for the plug-ins in two totally different places, so install both will double the amount of space the install takes.  However, as you notice, the plug-in is only about 30MB, so it's not a very big file.  Normally, if you want to use the plug-in in both DAWs you'll install both plug-in formats.  However, if you want to use it in Reason only, VST only is fine.

Good luck, and let us know if you have any other questions!

Thanks,
Dan

cljfford
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cljfford
March 31, 2020 - 07:34 pm

Thanks for the reply!