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VST-Spy : a free utility to reveal VST plugin IDs

Postby iamnemo » Thu May 30, 2013 2:08 am

I don't know if this can be useful when writing custom rules... I've found this small free utility that reveals everything about all your VST plugins including the 4-byte unique code (the plug-in ID) that uniquely defines them. The program is called VST-Spy and can be downloaded freely from: http://www.tobybear.de/p_other.html

The output looks like this (the plugin ID is in the last column): Image

For some reason the program did not run on my Win7 64 machine, even in compatibility mode. Please let us know if you have better luck with it. BTW: Does anyone know of any other similar utility for Windows?

P.S. An interesting article somewhat related to this subject: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov07/articles/pcnotes_1107.htm

UPDATE: Check VST-Scanner :
http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/us/resources/vst_scanner/vst_scanner.htm
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Re: VST-Spy : a free utility to reveal VST plugin IDs

Postby fabiolcati » Thu May 30, 2013 2:40 am

iamnemo wrote:BTW: Does anyone know of any other similar utility for Windows?


BTW: Does anyone know of any other similar utility for Mac?
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Re: VST-Spy : a free utility to reveal VST plugin IDs

Postby iamnemo » Thu May 30, 2013 3:34 am

Another for Windows (works in Win 7 64):

http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/us/resources/vst_scanner/vst_scanner.htm

Also free! Note that the "VST Uniq ID" value shown by VST-Scanner is in hexadecimal and 4-character equivalent while the one in the Notion rules examples document is in decimal but they match, I've checked. Here's a sample output:

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Re: VST-Spy : a free utility to reveal VST plugin IDs

Postby dranck » Thu May 30, 2013 8:02 pm

Your timing is unbelievable! I had just downloaded VST-Spy yesterday and found that a certain VST caused it to crash (probably because I'm in Win 7 64). I just ran VST-Scanner and it worked great. Thanks for posting this! Now I can get the plug-in IDs for the VSTi's in Kontakt Komplete (my wife bought me an early birthday present - Yippee!).

Thanks again!

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Re: VST-Spy : a free utility to reveal VST plugin IDs

Postby iamnemo » Thu May 30, 2013 9:40 pm

You're welcome Dave. Glad I could help :)
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