glitchrock-buddha wrote:. Using automap AUs breaks so many things.
Again, there's no way of knowing whether that's Novation or Apples fault.
Most likely emails to Novation would have you believing it's Apples fault and Apple would do the same...
I've never noticed an AU not loading a preset because it was the wrapped version.
I have noticed that presets made by AU host DAWs work in any AU host, which isn't the case with VSTs.
Mostly, I just haven't felt the need to keep up two standards in most cases, if host supports AU I use it by default causing much less hassle when switching to Logic or DP.
That coupled with 99% of the plug ins out there having their own built in preset handling has made this all a non issue as long as you save the presets you make in your plug in, which believe me you really want to do. OS9 to OSX and OSX PPC to OSX Intel for instance broke a lot of songs with plug ins being upgraded instead of updated, NI etc. broke songs left and right if you didn't have saved presets that you could bounce into the upgraded version of Absynth etc. I'm curious now though, I'll run some tests, but I can't recall having any preset issues between AU and Automap AU? The AU preset format would load in either, though again, you may have to save your preset in order to do this. In fact saving your presets eliminates the need to worry about whether you use the VST or AU version in most cases.
Basically you make your choices, you use VST, you're stuck with Reaper, Cubase, or Live on OSX.
Logic is hugely more CPU friendly than any of those, and quite honestly AU's at least will 99% of the time not even load into Logic or DP if a buggy version is put out.
That can't be said for Cubase or any VST host. Unfortunately Ableton have never bothered with an AU check. Live is an exceptionally good VST host though, compared to Energy XT, Reaper, Cubase even, you're going to see far less problems than you would in those DAWs.
I made my choice, I own three hosts that support AU only, AudioFinder, Logic and DP, only one that's VST only, ReNoise. Honestly the only AU I have that's an issue right now is Kore, surprise surprise.
Funny, now that Mainstage is $29 I might get v2 to use as a replacement for Kore, though AIC and Soundflower is far less elegant than Kore hosting as an AU or VST.