Mac Exports



  • Hey Gang,

    Ive seen this back and forth (online and on the forum) & am curious the best exporting process to deliver Plugins for Mac Users?

    I dont plan to create installers right away as Im new to HISE and coding. With Windows, it seems fairly easy with the .dll and .hr1 sample file. Is this the same for Mac users?

    Thanks,

    Aaron



  • @itsmochajones more or less, you just generate .vst3 and .component files - they are held in the library/plugins folders, that same as .dlls - but of course you cant ship dlls (vst2 plugins) with out the correct license...



  • @Lindon Yes, Ive been reading up on licenses for both HISE + JUCE. I want to ensure I can correctly configure the VSTs for easy install on both Mac & Windows is all.

    When exporting, I was able to find the VST3 option in the 'preferences' panel. Where would I find the .component files?

    Also, I assume by 'library/plugins folder', you mean this is the location on Mac they are held, correct?



  • @itsmochajones User/library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components &
    User/library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3



  • @ulrik Thanks. But which "components" go into the component folder?



  • @itsmochajones I think AU plugins have a .component extension.



  • @d-healey said in Mac Exports:

    @itsmochajones I think AU plugins have a .component extension.

    Yes, that's right πŸ™‚

    So the "components" (au plugins) go to User/library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
    and the VST3 goes to
    User/library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3



  • These are paths for Mac:

    • Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ (AU .component file extension)
    • Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/ (VST 2 .vst file extension)
    • Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/ (VST 3 .vst3 file extension)

    For windows, There is No Default Location For VST2
    But For VST3, This Is The Default Location:

    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 (64Bit)
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VST3 (For 32-bit VST 3 plug-ins )

    Tip:
    Just Get @d-healey 's HISE EXPORTER TOOL, and Don't Worry About The Installers For Mac/Pc, That Gold Tool Will Do It All For You πŸ‘



  • @Natan if I export from Hise both the VST3 & Component will be exported to User/Library.........., is it different for you?

    Or are you referring to exporting with Davids export tool?



  • @ulrik Same Here, It Places The Files into the User/Library.

    "I Remember Somewhere Christopher Said that This is Because Mac Ask For Permission To Let Hise to Export Into The System Folder, So He Decided to Not Using That Destinations"

    And Yeah I Use Dave's Exporter Tool, And It Places The Files into Dummy Folder Inside your Project Folder, And Will Create The Installer By Looking At That Folder.

    To Me, It Is The Easiest Method, It Compiles All Formats, And Then Exports The Installers As Easy As A Few Clicks.



  • @d-healey Thats what I was wondering. Thanks!

    @ulrik Perfect, thanks!

    @Natan This is super useful, thanks! What folder do you recommend for VST2 (.dll) in the Windows system? Also, the HISE EXPORT TOOL sounds amazing. If you get the chance, can you post a link in the thread? Ill search for it right now!



  • @itsmochajones Glad to help πŸ‘

    Windows Installers All Shipped With This Location As The Default:

    • C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins

    But All Users Use Their Own Location During The Installation.

    To Get Hise Exporter Tool, Check Out @d-healey 's Patreon.

    Get A Cup Of Coffee For Dave, and Enjoy His Masterpiece ToolπŸ’ŽπŸ‘



  • @Natan Much appreciated! Ive found the code on GitHub but will definitely pay a visit to his Patreon page as well!

    Speaking of the HISE EXPORTER TOOL code, I assume this is something I need to build into HISE, is that correct?



  • @itsmochajones No It's An Independent Program And Just Connects To Hise To Export The Au/Vst/Vst3 and Aax Formats For You At Once, As Plugins Or Instrumnets.

    Also It Packages Your File Into Installers As Easy As One Click.

    Take A Look At Forum Called "Export Tool" For More Infos And Troubleshooting, And Dont Forget To Ask Whatever You Want From The Greatest Legend Of All Time @d-healey Sir David.

    He Is A Teacher Indeed πŸ’ŽπŸ‘



  • @Natan Im signing up for the Patreon now and will get started with the Export Tool. Thanks again!



  • So I understand that you must use MAC to export any AU plugins, correct?

    MAC users can also use VST3 (I think) but only the AU will compile and export the .components?

    Is there another way to generate the component files that VST3 needs to be compatible with MAC on Windows?



  • @itsmochajones said in Mac Exports:

    So I understand that you must use MAC to export any AU plugins, correct?

    Yes

    MAC users can also use VST3 (I think) but only the AU will compile and export the .components?

    Mac can use VST2 and VST3. VST2 has a .vst extension, VST3 has the .vst3 extension, AU has the .component extension.

    Is there another way to generate the component files that VST3 needs to be compatible with MAC on Windows?

    No, you have to export for each OS's plugin on its own operating system, there is no cross-compiler available for HISE plugins.



  • @itsmochajones you need a Mac to compile plug-ins for Mac, and a pc running windows to compile for windows.

    There’s no way around this.



  • @d-healey

    Thanks! Do you have any recommendations of a cheaper Mac that will suffice to only do HISE compilations on?



  • @itsmochajones I'm using a 2013 Mac Mini, it takes a while but it does it. I don't know how much they cost, this was given to me.


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