I just got Virtual Guitarist and I'm having a few issues with the installation process:
1. The files from the first disk (there are 3) copy over with no problem. I am then prompted to insert the next disk and I do and press OK. I don't get a window showing me the progress of the continued installation for at least 30 minutes (sometimes an hour). Same thing for the 3rd disk.
2. When installation is complete (after at least 2 hours) I go to try out Virtual Guitarist in Cubase SX3. I'm able to load it but I go to play something and I see a message telling me to 'please reinstall!' where the patch names normally are. I'm getting MIDI, I see the Virtual Guitarist UI and everything but I get no audio. Now I have to go through this long process all over again. Any ideas as to why this is happening? Bad disks?
And why does installation take soooooooo long? I've never experienced anything like this before.
Not getting that pop up window. I know which one you're talking about. I have it disabled for some odd reason. I enable it and see if that makes a difference.
I've been trying to successfully install this literally ALL DAY. And if there isn't one problem there is another. This is very frustrating. There will be times where I fully install it and I get to try to use it then nothing happens. There have been times during installation where the specific files won't copy over or "open" and installation is halted. You can't even pick up where you left off if there is a problem. You have to start all over. This sucks
Ok, I have Virtual Guitarist installed (for the 3rd time). This time installation (while taking a long time) basically went off without a hitch. I actually completed the whole process and clicked "Finish" after it was over so this is official.
I'm still getting this "please reinstall!" message after I launch VG in Cubase. I get the UI, I get MIDI - I see the notes that I'm playing in that little window of the UI but it's as if whatever is supposed to happen to make VG point to where the sounds are isn't happening.
I think you may need to contact Steinberg. I assume there is some component that needs to be "uninstalled", but isn't being removed by the Uninstall routine (you are uninstalling before you re-install, correct?).
I don't have Cubase, but in a Sonar midi track, once I load VG and assign the correct midi Input port and channel, I use the list of guitars and "load" one. There is an empty guitar outline, which "fills up" while the instrument is loading
I think this is a fairly common problem with VG...I had it too. I think you'll find the answer here: http://bornemark.se/vg/download_updates.htm
Be patient....I had to figure it out too...and got it working with the info here. Can't remember the process, sorry...but I hope this helps.
Thanks for the replies everybody. I figured it out.
Basically VG creates a folder with all of the contents (.dll files, .wav files, path info, etc..) but what you have to do is leave that folder where it's created with the .wavs inside then move the rest of the files into a VirtualGuitarist Folder at Cubase/VstPlugins.
Anyway, after all of that, this isn't even what I thought it was going to be. I gotta learn to start reading the manual or something. Virtual Guitarist appears to be a loops only app or am I not doing something right?
I'd like to be able to freely play these sounds without having them locked to the tempo in my sequencer. Is this possible?