Wusik has announced a new plugin host that will allow you to bridge VST2, VST3 and AU plugins on 32/64-bit platforms. Wusik X42 also adds an extra layer of crash-protection by “buffering” plugins into separated processes.

This way if a plugin crashes you can decide if you want just to reload it and re-use the last saved details or just close your entire project and start over. You can also rename plugins and have them display any name you want or hide plugins that you don’t want to use at the moment.

How will this work? You will open Wusik X42 and scan the plugins you have. Now you setup a target folder where Wusik X42 will place the “dumnmy” plugin files and select the target plugin format: VST2/VST3/AU (the later is only on OSX). In your DAW/Host you set to use this later folder instead of your regular plugins folder. Now every time you select a plugin you are actually selecting a “dummy” file that will handle your original plugin file. You can them use VST2 plugins as VST3 plugins, from either 32/64 bits versions. You can even use VST3 plugins in a VST2 host. On OSX you can also use AU Components in VST2/VST3 hosts and vice versa.

Wusik X42 will also include options for oversampling, MIDI processors, and programs listing, selection, loading and saving. It will be the first Wusik product to feature a resizeable interface.

Wusik X42 is available to preorder now. It has a MSRP of $29.95 USD.

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