Just wanted to share what I learned getting the EastWest Hollywood Orchestra working in Ardour on Windows.
- The latest Play software (that’s the sampler engine) only comes in 64 bit. Make sure you are using 64 bit version of Ardour.
- It comes with two VST versions of the Play plugin. Since Ardour only supports VST up to 2.4 (as of this writing), make sure you point to the VST 2.4 version (probably installed at
C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins) when you add the path to Ardour (Edit > Preferences > Plugins > VST).
- As of this writing Ardour doesn’t recognize Play plugin as an instrument, so just add the the MIDI track or bus with no instrument plugin and manually add the Play plugin to the mixer for that track or bus. Be sure to add Play above the fader.
- As of this writing Ardour doesn’t automatically recognize the audio ports, so you need to add the audio port manually. In the mixer on your track/bus with Play click on the Input menu (top of mixer, just below track name and to left of the MIDI plug icon), and choose Add audio port.