End of support for 32-bit AU, VST and VST3

End of support for OS X 10.6 and 10.7

You have reached this page because you clicked on an info page link in an Exponential Audio plugin. This means that--while there is a plugin update available--you will not be able to use that update in your current workstation (DAW). This may be for any of the following reasons:

  • You are running a 32-bit AU, VST or VST3 workstation: You must update to a 64-bit version of that workstation (DAW).  You will then be able to use newer versions of this plugin.
  • You are running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)  or 10.7 (Lion): You must update OS X to 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer.  You must also make sure you are using a 64-bit version of your workstation (DAW).

This end of support was announced in late spring of 2016 and restated during the final round of 2016 beta. As soon as you bring your system up to minimum requirements, you'll continue to receive the newest versions of Exponential Audio plugins.

Is there any kind of workaround?

On Windows, you may be able to keep 32 and 64 bit plugins in separate folders.  Windows is structured in that way, but you will still have to be very careful.  A new plugin installation or a Windows uninstall may remove the older plugins.  If you are technically proficient, you may be able to make it work.  But Exponential Audio will provide no technical support.

On Mac the workarounds are much more difficult because both 32 and 64 bit plugins exist in the same binary. You may have to write scripts to swap binaries.  That's more likely to fail than to succeed and Exponential Audio can provide no technical support for this effort.

If you are in a position that you must go back and forth between newer versions and older versions, it is very strongly recommended that you keep older installers around.  Only a single install should be in place at any particular time.