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  1. PluginFin

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    Anybody have any tips on how to get an R2R downloaded plug in working?

    i can see the .dl file is in there but it's only like 10kb. Where as the .r2r file is more the right size.

    I wondered if I'm missing something, or do I need to convert it somehow?

    Any help, would be class

    Thanks very much
     
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    Are you being serious? Are you completely new to all of this? .DLL files are the instruments/FX. I've never heard of a .r2r file type. No, you don't need to convert anything. IF you are new to all of this, you use a DAW (Host application), to scan and load a .DLL (Instrument/FX). There are a TON of tutorials on this procedure on YouTube that are DAW specific

    More details are needed because what your saying is VERY generic (example: OS type, instrument plug-in type, plug-in release name etc...)
     
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    It would really help to know what exactly you dowloaded and what files you wound up with after un-raring. It sounds pretty weird.
     
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    Ok so you need to extract the r2r named archives by winrar.
     
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    Thanks so much for getting back to me. WinRAR isn't recognising the file or something. I'll give it another go. if that's all.

    Also I know it's a stupid question so I appreciate the help. Thankj you x
     
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    Usually when you download one these files it's called like 'greatest_eq_of_all_times-R2R.rar'
    • unpack this rar, then
    • you often find even more rars, unpack these too.
    • now you mostly have a folder named R2R and several files (the plugin itself and an R2R.nfo). The nfo is a description of the file made by R2R. You can read it with most text tools (notepad and stuff)
      In the R2R folder you usually find a txt file with a description of how to patch the plugin and a keygen.exe
     
  9. PluginFin

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    Hey!


    Sorry, clearly I've not been clear. Thanks for the help anyway.

    The file looks a little something like this, which is what i was trying to explain. I of course know and want to use the dl files. I just can't seem to understand what has happened.
     
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    This pack seems to be SoundToys Native Effects v4.1.8 from AZ sister site released in September 2012.
    So you're obviously using Cubase. Just copy the dll files into your default x86 Cubase plugin folder to make the plugins usable in Cubase.
     
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    use nfo reader not just notepad....its better for seeing important asci picture art
     
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    why oh why are your RAR files associated to Cubase?
     
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    I've never seen R2R files in all my life, cubase is nice btw
     
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    When windows doesn't recognize an extension it just says blabla.myext -> myext file
    So my best guess is that:
    - the dlls are wrongly named plugin.r2r instead of plugin.dll (the size doesn't add up)
    - the op tried to open directly these *.r2r files with Cubase (the icon of the associated application)

    So what are the .dll named files with 30KB? BEATS ME:rofl:
     
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    Maybe it's blabla.dll.dll.
    Go to Windows settings, explorer options, view and detick "hide extensions for known file types". Then rename the files to blabla.correctExt if they are blabla.r2r.
     
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    OK, now that makes more sense, thanks for posting that picture. From the image, I can say for sure that the DLL files ARE the instruments, and the R2R files look like Steinberg related data files (from the looks of the Icon image). I don't use Steinberg DAW's, so I'm unsure what the relation is. In fact those R2R files designated as Steinberg Cubase files are the first time I've ever seen anything like that.

    I'm going to go with what Xupito said, "- the op tried to open directly these *.r2r files with Cubase (the icon of the associated application)"

    Do the instruments load ok using Cubase? Or are there errors of any kind?
     
  18. PluginFin

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    Sorry guys, I've clearly been misleading there. It only shows up as cubase because nothing was working so as a last ditch I tried to change it to open with Cubase. That's just a diff piece of information, don't take much notice of that.
     
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    The instruments don't load at all, that's what's annoying. It doesn't recognise them in the program whatsoever


    Thanks for all the help so far folks, lets get this figured out!
     
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    From the screen shot you provided, it looks like you trying to make Soundtoys multi effects work. What it seems could have happened is that Cubase is scanning the wrong files. Cubase is scanning and trying to load the R2R files and ignoring the DLL files. I would suggest either deleting or storing the R2R files in an alternate directory, while leaving the DLL files intact, then use Cubase to rescan the directory with only the DLL files left in the original directory. Should look like this:

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    That wasn't a good idea as you now changed your system permanently to recognize .dll files to be acossiated with Cubase. This may (will) lead to unwanted effects in the future.

    The way you should use .DLL files that you KNOW to be plugin is, that you find your Cubase plugins folder and place the DLL inside this folder.
    The next time you start Cubase, the program will scan this folder and find the DLL files to be an instrument or effect.

    It's important that you know what you do with you PC. Working with a PC (or Mac) on the basis of trial and error is not a good idea, as it will result in a malfunctioning system.
    If you want to experiment with you machine, you should at least be able to roll back any changes you made manually.
    For most software, there is a documentation and it makes sense to read it or use an online course to learn how to install and use a software.

    I won't recommend to use cracked software before you have a good understanding about your PCs OS and your DAW program. Especially not if you need to install the cracked software by hand without an installer.
     
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