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    Brandon Nelson

    Actually I'm looking for a simple AU or VST host on the Mac side for things like iTunes and Reason...

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    Uber Nemo

    Did you check KVR Audio ? http://www.kvraudio.com/q.php

     

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    Brandon Nelson

    In fact I had looked around there, but hadn't tried anything yet. Was just wondering what other people were using.

    I think the idea is to route output audio from the non-plugin-hosting app to Soundflower 2ch, then in the plugin host take input from Soundflower 2ch, process it, and output to the audio interface.

    Independence Magic (http://www.kvraudio.com/product/independence-free-by-magix) is the highest-rated free host, and Garage Band is an option, but both are much "heavier" than I want in a simple plugin host.

    I tried Apple's AU Lab, which comes with Xcode, but I can't get it to work in this way - it doesn't seem to accept input audio from Soundflower.

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    Brandon Nelson

    Gave Pedalboard2 a try, which is pretty lightweight at 5MB and does the job so far! Only thing is it's unsupported, and was last updated in 2013. Works in macOS El Capitan, but haven't upgraded my system to Sierra yet so can't testify to that.

    Took me awhile to figure out how to add audio plugins, as it doesn't automatically scan your system on first use. Go to "Options" menu - "Plugin List", click "Options", then "Scan for new or updated AudioUnit/VST plug-ins".

    To set up the I/O correctly, "Options" menu, select "Audio Settings".

    Double-click in Pedalboard to install a plugin, select Sonarworks Reference 3, then just drag connecting wires from Audio Input to the plugin, and from the plugin to Audio Output.

    However, after playing with this for awhile I'm getting lots of clicks, even at high latency settings for both Sonar and Pedalboard, so I'm looking to try something else.

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    Brandon Nelson

    OK, here's one that works better: "Hosting AU". super lightweight (600kB!), very straightforward operation.

    In Track D, select Soundflower (2ch) as the input, and add the plugin below that. No clicking. Bob's your uncle! 

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    Uber Nemo (Edited )

    Or one of these : http://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/macosx/audio-units/hosts/free/newest

     Edit : my comment was posted (approved) before your 2 posts above were visible to me.

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