[CM] Windows CM 3.8.0: Plugin graphs do not load correctly

Pietari Seppänen pietari.seppanen at pohjoinen.net
Wed Apr 25 05:53:46 PDT 2012

This was a puzzle for someone who has never coded in C/C++ and never 
installed VS2008 Express, etc. Then I had to go to Steinberg's site and 
fight my way through it until I could download VST SDK 2.4. Then I had 
to add the directory I extracted that to VS2008's include directories. 
That still didn't do it for CM even when I changed the VST setting in 
juce_amalgamated to 1, but I could build the Plugin Host fine. I added 
these two lines to juce_amalgamated.h:

/*** End of inlined file: juce_Config.h ***/

It was a hunch. I know nothing of C++, so I can't guess why, but that 
finally allowed me to build CM with VST support. I'll let you know later 
if I find I broke something.


Pietari Seppänen

On 25.4.2012 15:20, Heinrich Taube wrote:
> the cm/readme.text will tell you how to do the basic build on windows, 
> you need to download  sources for sndlib and build that first
> for cm you need premake (3) installed,  and then open the windows 
> terminal and type someting like
> premake --target vs2008 --vst /path/to/vststuff --sndlib /path/to/sndlib
> it will look for
> /path/to/vststuff/pluginterfaces/vst2.x/aeffect.h
> where /path/to  is of course replaced by the correct directory on your 
> machine. avoid spaces in your directory path or you invite trouble, i 
> would put everthing in a top level director like
> /software/sndlib
> /software/cm
> ive never tried to build plugin on windows so i expect you will 
> encounter some issues to solve. but if your vst makes a toot in 
> pluginhost then thats a good sign, cm isnt really doing anything other 
> than what plugin host does.
>> Well there is the problem! I did not see any warning that this would 
>> be the case. I will have to figure out how to compile the source. 
>> Thanks!
>> Regards,
>> Pietari Seppänen
>> On 25.4.2012 13:55, Heinrich Taube wrote:
>>> also im assuming you build Cm from its source on windows, otherwise  
>>> plugin support will not be available at all since vst support is 
>>> licenced
>>> On Apr 25, 2012, at 4:17 AM, Pietari Seppänen wrote:
>>>> Hello! I'm not an expert with CM and this is my first encounter with
>>>> VSTs, so please bear with me. I do not believe I did anything 
>>>> wrong, but
>>>> correct me if I did. I used the JUCE Plugin Host to make a graph 
>>>> with a
>>>> MIDI input, a VST plugin and an audio output. It works perfectly in 
>>>> the
>>>> plugin host. Image: http://www.student.oulu.fi/~seppanep/juce.jpg
>>>> <http://www.student.oulu.fi/%7Eseppanep/juce.jpg>
>>>> Unfortunately, when I load it in CM I get the following message:
>>>> Plugin Graph 'test(2)' (2 nodes, 0 connections)
>>>> Nodes:
>>>>  Midi Input
>>>>  Audio Output
>>>> Connections:
>>>> Obviously something is missing here and I get no sound. The Plugin
>>>> Graphs -> Plugins menu shows those two nodes greyed out with "(no 
>>>> editor)".
>>>> It's a great shame because I have been hoping to use synthesis to make
>>>> the output sound a bit more interesting, but the built-in systems are
>>>> way over my head.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Pietari Seppänen
>>>> PS: I sent Heinrich Taube a direct email about this first. I believe I
>>>> neglected to mention I was using Windows. Heinrich, if you replied to
>>>> that I didn't receive it because of an email server change that took
>>>> place yesterday.
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