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FAQ and Troubleshooting

  • Why free ?
  • When the plugin was released the first time it was not free. After several years of successful sales, we ran into a set of personal circumstances, that made it impossible for us to support the software as fully as it deserved. Because of that, we made the difficult decision to release it for free.
    Now that we are back and dedicated to the plugin full time again, we have decided to keep it free. Every donation we receive, no matter how small, keeps this project alive and may help us to provide some updates and upgrades in the future.
  • How do I install on Windows ?
    I can't find the plugin inside my recording software.
  • Look at the Preferences Menu of your recording software / DAW and find out where your VST folder is located on your system, if you don't already know.

    Open the downloaded zip file and copy both of these files:

    MT-PowerDrumKit.dll

    and

    MT-PowerDrumKit-Content.pdk

    into your VST plugins folder.

    Restart your recording software. You may need to RE-SCAN your plugins folder from inside your recording software.
  • How do I install on a Mac ?


  • 1) Download and unzip the file.

    2) Right-click on the .mpkg file and select open.

    3) Follow the instructions.
  • 32 or 64 bit ? Which do I need ?
  • (This is important only for Windows users, because on Mac, both 32 and 64 bit versions are installed automatically at the same time.)

    32-bit software can only use a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, while a 64 bit system can use a nearly unlimited amount. To take advantage of this, you must be using both a 64-bit OS (operating system), AND a 64-bit DAW / recording software together with a 64-bit plugin.

    If you don't know whether your recording software is 32 or 64 bit, please check the "About" link inside your software. Usually it can be found under "Help" in your software's main menu. Somewhere there the information should appear.

    Keep in mind that 64 bit is also sometimes called x64
    and 32 bit is sometimes called x86.
  • VST or Audio Units ? Which do I need ?
  • This is important only for Mac users, because Windows doesn't support Audio Units, but only VST format.

    Please select the DAW you are using to find out whether you need the VST or AUDIO UNITS version.
  • It doesn't work with GarageBand and the new Mac OS X High Sierra.
  • If you updated your Mac OS X to High Sierra, you might have problems to open the plugin in GarageBand. This doesn't affect only the MT Power Drum Kit, but also any other 3rd party plugin. The error message says:

    "The Audio Unit XXX could not be loaded for your project, and may need to be updated. Contact the manufacturer for an updated version or further assistance."

    Until Apple comes up with an update to fix this problem, you can try a workaround which is described here on this website.

    A second possible solution:
    If you can get your hands on a Logic version, you will be able to open your GarageBand projects there and all the plugins still work with the new High Sierra update. But you should try the workaround from the link above at first.
  • The plugin is crashing when I start it.
  • This happens on some Windows systems, when the VstPlugins folder is located on the desktop or in another subfolder of "Users". In this case please move your VST folder to a location on your hard disc outside of the desktop and "Users" folder OR simply add a new additional VST folder in your DAW, which is located outside of Users or desktop and place the plugin there. Restart your DAW or rescan the plugins folders.

    It is only a small bug which can be worked around as just explained. However, we are working on this to be fixed in the next update. Most people don't have their VstPlugins folder on the desktop or in the Users folder anyway.
  • I’ve already donated / paid and I need a new key !
  • If you already made a donation or purchased the plugin in the past, when it wasn't free yet, your email address should already be in our database.
    In this case go to the KEY GENERATOR and follow the instructions.

Ableton Live
This program on a Mac supports both, VST and Audio Units format.
We recommend the VST version because of its MIDI OUT feature.
Cubase
For this program you need the VST version of the plugin.
Digital Performer
This program on a Mac supports both, VST and Audio Units format.
We recommend the VST version because of its MIDI OUT feature.
FL Studio
For this program you need the VST version of the plugin.
GarageBand
For this program you need the Audio Units version of the plugin.
Logic
For this program you need the Audio Units version of the plugin.
Mixcraft
For this program you need the VST version of the plugin.
Nuendo
For this program you need the VST version of the plugin.
Pro Tools
This program does not support Audio Units or VST format.

You cannot run this plugin in Pro Tools.
Reaper
This program on a Mac supports both, VST and Audio Units format.
We recommend the VST version because of its MIDI OUT feature.
Samplitude
For this program you need the VST version of the plugin.
Sonar
For this program you need the VST version of the plugin.
Studio One
This program on a Mac supports both, VST and Audio Units format.
We recommend the VST version because of its MIDI OUT feature.
Tracktion
This program on a Mac supports both, VST and Audio Units format.
We recommend the VST version because of its MIDI OUT feature.

Contact

First check the FAQ on the left side. If you don’t find a solution there, please contact us for any questions concerning the plugin’s installation or features and usage.

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