I'm trying to load a VST3 plugin from WAVES using loadAudioPlugin() from MATLAB Audio Toolbox:

loadAudioPlugin('/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/WaveShell1-VST3 14.17.vst3')

but I get the following error:

Unexpected unknown exception from MEX file..
Error in hostmexif.newplugininstance

Error in loadAudioPlugin

This seems to be due to Waves using WaveShell as a software gateway to the actual VST plugin -- see https://www.waves.com/support/how-to-use-waves-plugins-when-using-custom-vst-folder

Anyone has had any success loading a Waves VST3 plugin into MATLAB?

  • $\begingroup$ IIRC, at some point years ago, it was possible to load Waves plug-ins directly to a VST host software but, dunno if they allow it anymore or can't remember if it was a separately bought plug-in in question. $\endgroup$
    – Juha P
    Commented May 3 at 18:31


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