Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):


  1. DistoCore audio plug-ins are not showing up in MAC OS X DAW/host application?


  2. How to move an audio plug-in window with keyboard short-cuts?

  3. Sometimes we do not have an external monitor and some audio plug-ins (like Bazz::Murda 1.5 FREE/PRO) are quite big in size. In order to move an audio plug-in window to get access to some invisible parts we can use keyboard.

    Windows:


    MAC OS X:

    There are no keyboard shortcuts available for moving windows:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236

    You need a special app for this action.

  4. How to enable parameter automation for Bazz::Murda 1.5 FREE/PRO in FL Studio?

  5. In order to enable parameter automation in FL Studio you need to disable
    the "Notify about parameter changes" option in the audio plug-in settings:

    Parameter automation setting in FL Studio

  6. How to install DistoCore audio plug-ins?

  7. Windows Installer:
    Execute the windows executable and follow the wizard.

    Windows ZIP Package:
    Simply unzip and copy the content to your VSTPlugIns host's directory.

    MAC OSX VST ZIP Package:
    Simply unzip and copy the VST [*.vst] content to:
    /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST
    or
    ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST

    MAC OSX Audio Unit ZIP Package:
    Simply unzip and copy the Audio-Unit AU [*.component] content to:
    /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
    or
    ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components


  8. How to make DistoCore AU/VSTs work in macOS Catalina or newer?

  9. The Gatekeeper on new macOS operating systems like Catalina blocks AU/VST plug-ins from third party developers like us -> DistoCore.
    A quite simple solution is to clear the quarantine extended attribute from downloaded DistoCore plug-ins.
    In order to do so run a terminal and type the following command:

    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /path/to/your.plugin

    Here are some ready to use command examples for DistoCore plug-ins.
    Clear the quarantine extended attribute from Bazz::Murda 1.8.1 FREE:

    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Bazz_Murda_v1_8_1_FREE_64bit.component
    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Bazz_Murda_v1_8_1_FREE_64bit.vst

    Clear the quarantine extended attribute from Bazz::Murda 1.8.1 PRO:

    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Bazz_Murda_v1_8_1_PRO_64bit.component
    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Bazz_Murda_v1_8_1_PRO_64bit.vst

    Clear the quarantine extended attribute from Disto::FX 1.6 FREE:

    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Disto_Fx_v1_6_FREE_64bit.component
    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Disto_Fx_v1_6_FREE_64bit.vst

    Clear the quarantine extended attribute from Disto::FX 1.6 PRO:

    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Disto_Fx_v1_6_PRO_64bit.component
    sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Disto_Fx_v1_6_PRO_64bit.vst

    There are a lot of alternative solutions to this problems. You will find a detailed description of some of them under the following link:
    How to make unsigned VSTs work in macOS Catalina?

  10. How to validate DistoCore Audio Units with the auval tool?

  11. To do Audio Unit validation, open up a terminal window.
    List your Audio Units and show some information about them:

    auval -a

    The DistoCore Audio Units must appear in the list.
    AU validation for Bazz::Murda 1.8 FREE:

    auval -v aumu arto DiCo

    AU validation for Bazz::Murda 1.8 PRO:

    auval -v aumu xrsx DiCo

    AU validation for Disto::FX 1.6 FREE:

    auval -v aufx nrxa DiCo

    AU validation for Disto::FX 1.6 PRO:

    auval -v aufx kxvj DiCo

    A successful AU validation must end with:
    --------------------------------------------------
    AU VALIDATION SUCCEEDED.
    --------------------------------------------------

    For more information, refer to the auval built-in help system. To see auval help text, enter the following command at a prompt in the Terminal application:

    auval -h

  12. Can I use a FREE and a PRO version in parallel?

  13. Yes. FREE and PRO versions are independent audio plug-ins and can be used in parallel.
    For example:
    One instance of Disto::Fx FREE is applied as distortion effect to first track in your DAW and Disto::Fx PRO is applied as distortion effect to second track in your DAW.


  14. Are PRO version updates free of charge?

  15. The PRO version is valid up to (and including) next minor version.
    All updates are free of charge and the corresponding download link is sent via email.
    For example:
    If you buy Disto::Fx PRO version 1.6.x, you will get an update for all versions up to and including Disto::Fx PRO 1.7.x.


  16. Which note to play to get the best effect?

  17. Bass/kick drum base frequencies between 30 - 65 Hz sound really good,
    check the note's frequency display to make sure you play the proper note.
    The note F1 corresponds to the frequency of 43.65 Hz, which will give you a nice, low and powerful low bass drum sound.
    You will find more detailed information under the following link:
    Table of Frequencies of Musical Notes - Physics

  18. How can I define a set of waveforms, so that DC Bazz::Murda can read it automatically?

  19. Waveforms are automatically read from an underlying subfolder called waveforms.
    You can test it by copying the provided set from waveforms/set1.

  20. What is the recommended resolution for using DistoCore audio plug-ins?

  21. The size of Bazz::Murda 1.8 FREE is 1220x840 and Bazz::Murda 1.8 PRO is 1220x880.
    So the recommended resolution is 1920x1080 (Full HD) or higher.