How to use jBridgeM (for Mac OS X) – a detailed walkthrough ( rev 1.0 )
Note: This guide is for jBridgeM ( Mac OS X ). If you’re looking for instructions on how to use jBridge ( for Windows ), please click here.
In this example, I’ll be doing 32bit to 32bit bridging, using energyXT ( 32bit ) and Sylenth1 ( 32bit ) – Click the images to see them in full size, if needed.
First, run the jBridgeM tool:
1- Choose your bridging options, by default, it will only look for 32bit plugins in the mentioned locations:
If you’re using it for the first time, I recommend starting with one plugin at a time ( which is what I’ll be doing in this example ), by selecting the following option:
This way, it will be possible to select a single ( or only a few ) plugins from any location of your choice.
2 – After that, click “I’ll be using a 32bit VST host” or “I’ll be using a 64bit VST host” to prepare the needed files. In this example I am using energyXT, which is 32bit, so I’ll click on “I’ll be using a 32bit VST host”.
Since I also enabled the option “Don’t scan directories mentioned above, I want to choose some plugins only”, a file browser will prompt. In this example, I’ll be selecting Sylenth1.
3 – In the end, you’ll see in the bottom the location where the bridging files were created, showing you the path where the bridging files were created ( in this example, the user’s name is “dude” ).
4 – Now start your VST host, and add the mentioned path to its scanning folders, if needed. This will depend of the VST host you’re using (some will already scan that path by default, others won’t), so please consult its documentation if you’re unsure on how to do this. In energyXT’s case, the final step will be like this: