JVAPTools Java VST Audio Plugins Tools Library
The easiest way of creating VST plugins with Java and jVSTwRapper.
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Installing Scripteffect

- System requirements - Obtaining a VST Host - Obtaining Java - Download Scripteffect - Install Scripteffect - Running Scripteffect - Notes for MacOSX or Linux users


System requirements:

- Windows (see notes about MacOSX and Linux at the end of this page)

- A VST host application

- JDK 5.0 or JRE 5.0 or later

- a Zip extraction tool (included in Windows XP)

- recommended processor speed is 2GHz and 768MB RAM


Obtaining a VST Host

If you don't have a VST host application you can get one at http://www.hermannseib.com/english/vsthost.htm.

Another possible free VST host is Mini-Host.

Download on of them and install it.


Obtaining Java

If you don't have Java installed then download it at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp.

It is recommended that you download and install JDK 5.0 but JRE 5.0 should work too.

It is also recommended that you download and install the J2SE 5.0 Documentation because everything you can do with Scripteffect is based on Java and thus written in that documentation.


Download Scripteffect

Download Scripteffect here.


Install Scripteffect

Locate the VST plugins folder on your harddisk. If you have installed Cubase it could be something like "C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins". If you don't have any other VST plugins installed just create a new folder for VST plugins on your harddisk. Consult your VST hosts manual to find out, how to select the VST plugin folder. If you use one of the free VST hosts mentioned you don't have to have a special plugin folder.

Once you found a suitable location just extract the contents of the Scripteffect_vXX_bin.zip file (XX is the version number) into that directory. No setup program is needed.


Running Scripteffect

Consult your VST hosts manual to find out, how to insert a VST plugin in your audio project.

If you use Hermann Seibs VSTHost select "New Effect... " from the file menu, locate the file "scripteffect.dll" and open it. Press the "Effect Edit" button to open the script editor and the "Edit Parameters" button to edit the script parameters.

Configure the inputs and outputs of the plugin according to your VST hosts manual.

Once everything is configured try to load a script by pressing the load button on the effects editor page. Then start tweaking the scripts parameter.


Notes for MacOSX or Linux users

Although the Scripteffect and the JVAPTools library is OS independent it depends on the jVSTwRapper project. Since the newest version of jVSTwRapper is only available for Windows, there is only a Windows binary for Scripteffect. But since jVSTwRapper is open source you can download the sources of jVSTwRapper and compile them under your operating system.

Please contact the author of jVSTwRapper once you have build the wrapper under another operating system so he can put a new release on the project page.

Consult the jVSTwRapper documentation on how to configure jVSTwRapper for a Java VST plugin. You can find the "scripteffect.ini" file in the binary release of Scripteffect.




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