jBridge ( for Windows )

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jBridge is an application designed for bridging VST plugins in Windows (up to the 2.4 VST specification).

note :) : This software works in Windows XP or above only.

If you’re looking for a VST bridge for Mac OS X, please click here.

If you need the latest jBridge update, please click here.

Using inter-process communication mechanisms, it aims to make it possible to run 32bit plugins in 64bit hosts, 64bit plugins in 32bit hosts, or even bridging 32bit plugins to 32bit hosts, allowing to overcome the memory limitations of a single 32bit process, in this last case.

Demonstration version:

jBridge 1.65 demo

jBridge 1.7b1 demo

( note: some antivirus programs seem to think this is a virus, if you see that message you can safely ignore it, but if for some reason you’re still concerned please feel free to submit this file to your antivirus vendor for analysis – like I did, together with a nice message thanking them for being so overzealous! )

Please read this section for details on how to use it. The demo is fully functional, except saving and loading , and it will go silent after 20 minutes.

Cantabile 2.0 x64 using jBridge

Cantabile 2.0 provides built-in support for jBridge.*

jBridge now integrates your bridged plugin with any host

From v1.1 onwards, “jbridged” plugins can have their GUI integrated with your host.

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Cakewalk Sonar 8.5.x and above provide built-in support for jBridge.*

You can use 64-bit plugins in your favorite 32-bit host with jBridge

Use 64-bit plugins in your favorite 32-bit VST host with jBridge.

*note: hosts with built-in support for jBridge don’t require any additional setup step or the use of the jBridger tool, as they will automatically detect and use jBridge if needed.

- you might want to check this thread as well for additional details:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=244999&highlight=

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You can  purchase a licensed full version of jBridge for 14.99€. This small fee will help to support the application’s development.

Note: This software works in Windows XP/Vista/7/8 only. To make use of all its features, a 64bit Windows OS such as Vista, 7 or 8 is recommended. Please try the demo first!

Buy now

(note: your full version will be delivered in your email address, within a maximum period of 24h. All future updates up to v1.x will be sent to you as well.)


ps: please don’t use the comments sections for support requests, use the Contact section instead.

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70 Responses to “jBridge ( for Windows )”

  1. I cannot get jbridge to work on the Absynth4 Stereo.dll. I am using Cubase 5 64 bit, Jbridge has worked on Omnisphere and Massive. One small issue, with Omnisphere it only works when I insert Omnisphere 64 into the VST Instruments panel. If I try to create an instrument track and insert Omnisphere there, I am told that the program looked for “Output 1 Stereo”, and found “Output 1″ therefore the track will be silent.

  2. Wow, I love this idea! But why do you only support VST plugins and not also VST instruments? Espacially VST instruments need a lot of ram. So it would be absolut fantastic if you also could “outsorce” them from your host. I surprise honestly I would immediately pay 100 Dollar for this software if it also supports VST instruments.

    Best regards from munich,
    Peter

  3. Really? That would be fantastic ;-)

    When I insert a VST effect, I see [jbridge] in the plugin-list. But when I insert a VST instrument I don’t see [jbride] in the list. I think I do a mistake, is it possible? Do you have an idea what the problem can be?

    Best regards,
    Peter

  4. You may need to have your host to rescan the plugin’s folder again. I’ve noticed that some hosts will ignore duplicate plugins or won’t recognize them until they’re all re-scanned again.

    Cheers!

  5. Thanks, J, it works! Fantastic! I will keep my promise and I am glad beeing able to support our cool developement. Money is on the way… ;-)

    One more thing: when I insert a jbridged VSTi I always have only one output for this instrument. Unfortunately I can’t activate more than one output. Is it my fault or a restriction in jbridge?

    Best regards,
    Peter

  6. Thanks!

    Check you mail. ;) I’ve answered you there as well.

  7. Hi,

    I tested JBridge in Reaper x64 and it works for almost all the plugins I have tried. If you could contact the Reaper development team, I’m sure that they would work with you so that the FXs could be displayed inside the FX chain window. Maybe you could cut a deal with them to license your code to use within Reaper x64?

    Please post the PayPal amount to send in US$ also.

    Just one more suggestion: I think that you can download a PayPal button with the supporting JS to post on your website so that it would easier to make a payment to encourage JBridge development.

  8. Someone in the KVR thread suggested catering for audio streaming.

    One scenario is to use the motheboard’s builtin multi-channel sound for studio headphone feeds, rather than expensive Output channels on the main sound card. Normally cannot use multiple ASIO hosts. I have tried Wormhole2 and VSTHost but but there were too many glitches.

  9. Further to my post above about audio streaming, I was using ASIO4All for VSTHost.

    However, if you made a VST plugin that wrote directly to a Realtek or Creative output [pair], you would probably cater for 80% of the motherboards. The output doen’t have to be at the DAW’s rate and bit depth.

  10. About to try JBridge out. Looks like great utility. Does it support midi vst plugins? Sonar Bitbridge doesn’t support midi output. If you can implement that feature, I can use my midi plugins in Sonar x64.

  11. Just tested in Sonar x64 and found my midi plugin works.:-) Getting trouble with Altiverb, but Sonar’s Bitbridge works OK with that. Nomad Blue Tubes: Keep getting errors and no GUI message. Is this because it’s still beta?

  12. Thanks J, it’s working.

  13. Hey J, your jbridge is working fine. The only problem I have is, that I always have to insert the S/N at some vsts, each time when I open them, and also always when I open a new instance of this vst. Another one I cannot use, because the registration belongs only toe the vst.dll, and unfortunately not to “you” vst.64.dll. As I talked to the developper, he said, it is because your program doesn’t check the registry.
    Do you think you can solve it. This will be more than only great . . .

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  24. the app is great and the support is total awesome ! j is a devoted man. wish for more like this !!!

  25. jBridge is great stuff! I downloaded the demo half an hour ago and was pleasantly surprised! It does exactly what it says on the tin, and it’s very affordable. I recently moved to 64-bit Windows and found that half my plugins didn’t work in Studio One, and of those many are no longer being maintained. jBridge has solved this problem very elegantly. I’ve only tested a few plugins with the demo but for 14 Euros I couldn’t resist. My payment has just gone through with pleasure. Kind wishes from China.

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  27. A fatal problem became a simple formality with this smart idea! Great work ;)

  28. Hi J:

    I just bought and installed your bridge for my drum programme Groove Agent which is 32 bit. It now works great with my Cubase 7 64 bit.

    Many thanks J, it helps me a lot.

    Hans Enhoerning

  29. Thank you very much, jbridge works perfectly, great work. I am glad to support such a great product.

    Rostislav

  30. Thanks ! Fantastic !

  31. I just upgraded to a 64bit system this weekend gone, I always knew of Jbridge from talk on dogsonacid.com but I was a little unsure how it was going to work out. I’m stoked everything has gone smoothly and all the projects I need load, thanks for this essential, extremely well priced tool!

  32. ok if anyone having the same problem with op-x pro II i figured out how to prevent the gui errors inside the jbridge settings ..

    – gui always on top
    -sluggish gui hack
    -seperate gui mode

    fixed :)

  33. Highly recommended !!!

    If you are looking for a solution to use 32bit plugins on your 64bit DAW (or 64bit plugs in 32bit DAWs) then jBridge will be the best value for money purchase you will make.

    It’s easy to set up, the video tutorials are very helpful and will get you up and running quickly.

    One thing I will say is that you should spend time setting up your vst folder before you begin to use jBridge. A tidy, structured vst folder system will make using jBridge better. There is a video explaining how to tidy up your vst folder system which you should watch.

    I was a little worried if this would work, and there seems to be many messages posted here regarding issues and problems. The free trial version allowed me test jBridge before buying. I have had no problems at all using jBridge with Ableton Live 9 Suite.

    So what are you waiting for? Try it, then buy it, you won’t regret it.

    Thanks Joao, keep up the great work!

  34. Great product – see my feedback.

    BUT TOO SLOW TO RESPOND TO EMAIL REQUESTS FOR FULL VERSION AFTER PURCHASING – WAITING FOR DAYS WITH NO CONTACT !!!!!!!!!

    • Hi, again.

      I did contacted you, what probably happened was that the email went into your spam folder and you missed it.

      Awaiting for your reply in the PayPal’s dispute.

      Kind regards,

      Joao

  35. See above :(( I take it back !!! All fixed now, up and running with no problems – buy buy buy buy – this is a first class product. Just be patient waiting for your full purchased version

  36. I’ve gotta add, it’s a great product but also the support provided is absolutely first class! Thanks

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  38. I have 15 JBridged plugins so far and they are working great! Thanks J for such an awesome program and for all your support :)

  39. I endorse jBridge; use it to bridge all of my UAD-1 plugins with Presonus Studio One Professional (x64). It has enabled me to use the other x86 products- which I spent a lot of money on -in my new host, as well. Cheers!

    By the way, every once in a while a particular VST/i requires tweaking..usually connected with some kind of naming convention. Once they are picked up correctly, they work fin. Also, I am using most of mine with Novation’s Automap..so it does work with this product- which picks up the bridged file -and creates a filename.automap file.

  40. great stuff, thanks to jbridge my 64bit daw became a very usefull thing :)

  41. This plugin is a lifesaver!! Also this developer really saved me on a technical issue that came up so am very happy overall.

  42. Your product is KILLER!!!! We upgrade our DAW to Windows 7, then was able to install our Nuendo 6 (64 bit) and was glad to be able to access our plugins with your jBridge.

    Best,
    Joe Blasingame.AE&P

  43. Just purchased the full version and satisfied with how it turned out. A TON of plugins that were 32-bit have been tested and work amazing with JBridge. If your serious about music production, definetly get the full version. Can’t wait to see this product get better and better.

  44. Great software! I just bought it! I am using it with Ableton live 9 and it simply works! Thanks for making this fantastic application!

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  46. LIFE SAVER! I really thought i was gonna have to use ableton live 8 and 9 with an awkward phase between the two but you guys are the fucking shit! This is why i love third party developers! worth every damn penny!!!

  47. Yeahh!!! Thanks Man !!!
    Really NICE Software !!!
    &
    Happy New Years 2k14 !!!

  48. very nice! Just purchased then :)

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  51. This tool saved my life :). For those users than can’t run the jbridge correctly i recomend this tutorial:

  52. I use ableton 9.0.1 64 bit and Jbridge realy saved my life with sylenth1!!!p.s if your having problems with sylenth in windows 8.1 and jbridge look for sylenth1 win 8 fix:)that one works👍👍👍thumbs up for jbridge!!!!

  53. Good!

  54. great program .if you have any problems with it just do what I did and went to you tube and look it up . the video I watched walked me through it and now my 64 bit DAW is using 32 bit plugins with no problems . I use studio one 2

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  58. So far so good, very easy to use and great instructions. Great price. I was able to bridge my rewire plug in for my mpc ren 1.6. Now I can use reseda son as a plug in on the Mpc Ren and much more.

    Thank you

  59. Been using this for the last month or so in Studio One with no problems.

    Thank you for this inexpensive and awesome application.

  60. Many people are unaware of this application.. considering what it can do I am very surprised. Add a little bit of RAM and your Nuendo4.3/Cubase5 becomes a new version. It really does. How come I don’t see this on every blog about Steinberg’s software?

  61. Using jbridge to run the newly-released Sampletank 3 64 bit with Cubase 5.5 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit. Works a treat so far… Very impressed.

  62. […] This plugin is 32bit but can be run on 64bit systems using jBridge. […]

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  64. […] The sample banks that come with SampleTank 3 sound good but they sound better if you use a higher sample rate. 48khz sounds decent but the manual suggests 96khz. Whatever you decided try to up the sample rate so you can hear the total depth of the instruments. If you use SampleTank 3 in a DAW, make sure your DAW is 64bit. SampleTank 3 is 64bit so if you have a DAW that only does 32bit the plug-in won’t load. I guess IK Multimedia assumed everyone is using a 64bit DAW but if not, there are some work arounds available like jBridge for Mac or Windows. […]

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