NOTE THAT THIS GUIDE IS ONLY VALID FOR THE DISCONTINUED 1.0
VERSION OF THE VM BUNDLE. THE CURRENT NEW 2.0 VERSION HAS A DIFFERENT AND EASIER
INSTALLTION ROUTINE. NEW VERSIONHERE
VFX Mac beta users: Be sure to test it out with the VM Bundle demo version before
you buy to be sure your MIDI drivers are compatible.
It's extremely important that you exactly follow the included Installation Guide!
For visual support have a look at the video guide.
Don't just import and transfer the banks and plugins as you are used to. Follow the
guide step by step.
And don't forget to replace the OP-X and Stringer dll on the stick by the Non-GUI ones
from "Replacement" before you transfer!
The standard GUI-dlls from VFX can produce audible artefacts when
used in the V-Machine instead of the Non-GUI ones! How to fix
The bundle is conveived for manual placing into the VFX library. Don't use the import
function of VFX. Copy it manually as described.
For this you need to know where the library is:
PC - old VFX version:
You need to activate hidden file view before to be able to see the folders. How to do this:
See VM Bundle Installation Guide, section "Install".
C:\Documents and Settings\Your user name\Application Data\vfx\vmachine
C:\Users\Your user name\App Data\Roaming\vfx\vmachine
PC - new VFX version:
C:\Users\Your user name\Music\VFX Library.vfxlibrary
C:\Users\Your user name\Music\V-Machine Library.vfxmachine
To see the contents rightclick or alt click on it and choose "show package contents".
Transfer to the V-Machine:
Don't use the cable method! You need to use a USB stick for this, because it's much faster
and allows you to replace the standard dlls with the Non-GUI ones before transferring.
If you forget this and by mistake import the normal GUI dlls from
VFX into the V-Machine instead of the Non-GUI ones this can lead to audible artefacts
within the V-Machine!
So it's recommended to copy the banks and plugin folders after licensing manually to
a stick (into a "banks" and "plugs" folder, see manual) or, if you have a library stick,
use the "export to stick" function.
Now, before you transfer, replace the "SonicProjects OP-X.dll" and
the "SonicProjects Stringer.dll" with the Non-GUI ones from the "Replacement" folder
of the package.
These are a bit smaller in size and have no GUI (graphical user interface) which
is needed for glitch free performance within the V-Machine.
On this occasion you also could consider to exchange the banks in "banks" of your
stick with the mapped ones from "Premapped" that have a pre-configured CC mapping
for all parameters in every preset for immediate tweaking.
For visual support concerning installation you also can have a look at this video. It's
performed on a mac, but the VM Bundle Installation related parts (2,3,5) are the same on PC exept the
library location (see above):