ReSpatializer
Frequently Asked Questions


QUESTIONS

How to Use ReSpatializer

How do I launch ReSpatializer from my host program?

How do I launch ReSpatializer from GarageBand?

How do I authorize the plug-in?

Host Programs, Formats & Requirements

I want to use ReSpatializer, but I don't have a VST or Audio Unit format host program. What should I get?

Do you support Intel Macintoshes (Universal Binary)?

How do I use ReSpatializer in Ableton Live?

Presets

How can I save and load presets?

Miscellaneous / Support

Is there a discount for buying both the Mac and PC versions?

I lost my serial number. How can I recover it?

What should I do if I have tech support questions?


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How To Use ReSpatializer

How do I launch ReSpatializer from my host program?

  1. Find the Plug-ins, Audio Effects, VST Plug-ins, or Audio Unit Plug-ins menu in your host program. ReSpatializer works with dozens of different host programs, and the name and location of this menu will vary from one host to another. Please consult your host program's manual for further information.
  2. Under the Plug-ins or Audio Effects or Audio Unit menu, find "The Sound Guy" submenu.

  3. Select "ReSpatializer" under that submenu.

 

How do I launch ReSpatializer from GarageBand?

It can be a little tricky to find effects plug-ins in GarageBand. To instantiate ReSpatializer in GarageBand:

  1. Use the menu command Track > Show Track Info or <Command-i> to display the Track Info window.
  2. Open the "Details..." triangle if it's not already open.
  3. In the bottom half of the Track Info window, select one of the effect pop-up menus.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom past "GarageBand Effects" and look for "ReSpatializer in the "Audio Unit Effects" section.
  5. Then click the button with the diagonal "edit pencil" to get the ReSpatializer interface to pop up.

See our GarageBand page for more detailed information, with graphics.

 

How do I authorize the plug-in?

Click on the "Authorize" button. Then, in the "Authorize SFX" preset, type or paste your Authorization Code into the large "PRESET DESCRIPTION" text field (not in the individual slider fields).

The Authorization Code will be included in the e-mail you receive from shareit.com (or other payment processor) shortly after purchasing ReSpatializer.

 

Host Programs & Formats

I want to use ReSpatializer, but I don't have a VST or Audio Unit format host program. What should I get?

A number of host programs are listed on our System Requirements page.

 

Do you support Intel Macintoshes (Universal Binary)?

Yes.

 

How do I use ReSpatializer in Ableton Live?

To use ReSpatializer in Ableton Live:

  1. After launching Live, add an audio track; simply drag one onto your workspace from anywhere on your computer:
    ReSpatializer + Live 1


  2. Then click on the output bus options at the bottom of the channel strip and select Configure:
    ReSpatializer + Live 2

  3. Select Output Config
    ReSpatializer + Live 3

    and activate as many output busses as you have available from your audio interface device:
    ReSpatializer + Live 4

    For example, if you have an 8 channel device, select up to 8 channels.
    (Mono vs. stereo doesn't matter; ReSpatializer only cares that they are there and exist.)


  4. Select the plugins tab from from the options menu on the left toolbar and choose The Sound Guy > Respatializer:
    ReSpatializer + Live 5

  5. Create (number of desired tracks)/2 additional Audio tracks in Live
    Using ReSpatializer in Live

  6. Select the drop-down menu for Audio From and choose 1-Audio.
    Using ReSpatializer in Live

  7. Select the drop-down menu for Audio To, choose Ext Out and select the appropriate output channels (3/4 or 5/6).
    Using ReSpatializer in Live

  8. In the 2nd drop-down menu for Audio From, change the source to (3/4 or 5/6) ReSpatializer to make it match the previous step.

  9. To get started, with the plugin, simply solo one of your input tracks:
    ReSpatializer + Live 6

    and start playing with the controls.

Presets

How can I save and load presets?

To save a (modified) preset:

  1. Most host applications include extra buttons and controls in every plugin's window. You should see a button called "save" or "S", or maybe a menu called "file" or "presets" in which you'll find a menu item for saving a preset file. It varies from app to app, but it's generally similar in all cases.
  2. After invoking that control, you should be greeted with a window asking for a file name and location for the preset file. Enter a name and location and press the "Save" button (or "OK" or whatever the window says). For maximum compatibility, save VST presets with a .fxp extension, and save Audio Unit presets with an .aupreset extension.

To load the preset you just saved:

  1. Look for a control in the plugin window called "load" or "L" or something like that (depending on the host program).
  2. After invoking that control, you should be greeted with a window asking you to find the location of the preset file that you would like to load. Find it and press the "Open" button (or "OK" or whatever it says).

To save a new bank of presets (VST only):

  1. Look for a "save bank" control. (The name may vary from one app to another.)
  2. After invoking that control, you should be greeted with a window asking for a file name and location for the preset bank file. Enter a name and location and press the "Save" button (or "OK" or whatever the window says). For maximum compatibility, save preset banks with a .fxb extension.

To load the preset bank you just saved (VST only):

  1. Look for a "load bank" control. (The name may vary from one app to another.)
  2. After invoking that control, you should be greeted with a window asking you to find the location of the preset bank file that you would like to load. Find it and press the "Open" button (or "OK" or whatever it says).

Note that not all VST host programs support loading and saving of preset banks.

 

Miscellaneous / Support

Is there a discount for buying both the Mac and PC versions?

Yes. Just go to the order page and add one of the versions to your shopping cart. The next page will offer a 75% discount for adding the second version to your cart.

 

I lost my serial number. How can I recover it?

You guys!!

Please keep the e-mail containing the serial number. Search for an e-mail from "share-it!" with "SFX Machine" in the subject header.

If you can't find it, and you ordered via shareit.com, go to the Customer Care Center page and click on the "My Account" button.

Alternatively, you can always e-mail us.

Please note that we've implemented a three strikes policy. The third time you ask us about a lost serial number, our auto-scolder will scold you for not keeping it in a safe place.

 

What should I do if I have tech support questions?

    1. Go to the System Requirements page to make sure your host program is compatible.
    2. Go to the Tech Support page to see if it addresses your question.
    3. Read the Read Me file that comes with the software
    4. Read The Friendly Manual.
    5. Go to the Frequently Asked Questions page to see if it addresses your question.
    6. If the previous steps don't answer your question, e-mail us or report the problem on The Sound Guy forum.

     

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