As you know Rick, I'm with you completely on the non-corporate, grassroots sound mangling software/plugin development underground scene.
In fact I'm part of it!
The plugin converters you mentioned aren't cross platform unfortunately
smproaudio have released a windows/mac wrapper that I will be investigating today:
If it works, I'll report back.
Gareth, Sentientfx - Innovative music plugins. http://sentientfx.com/
> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:46:53 -0700
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> Subject: Re: long delay for mac
> On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Gareth Whittock wrote:
> > The choice of plugins seems minuscule compared to windows or am I just
> > looking in the wrong places?
> I've discussed this phenomenon many times here at L.D.
> When KVR had their KVR challenge (offering a few thousand dollars to the
> person who created the most
> inventive freeware audio effects plugin) hundreds were submitted and of
> the forty that were published,
> there were only two for OSX versus 36 for Windows (a couple for Linux,
> too, as I recall).
> This has been a constant in the Windows world for the past ten years.
> There's just a lot more freeware (and idiosyncratic) developement of
> effects plugins
> Personally, I look for the intense (and often quirky) creativity that
> come from young people's freeware plugins.
> The last KVR challenge winner made a plugin that simulates insect
> sounds..........lol! So, I'm more a
> fan of Windows. Also, for me, the presence of programs like FL
> Studio/Sony Vegas/Sony Sound Forge/Sony Acid
> and stand alone creative apps like Granulab and Tuareg (slicer program)
> that just aren't available for OS X keeps me there.
> There are also wonderful programs (very notably, Logic Pro) that aren't
> found on Windows and there's the whole
> aspect of potential viruses and mal and phisware that plague Windows
> (solution: don't use your audio system online!)
> but I just read an article that said that now that Apple has become the
> largest media company on earth that virus writers
> are starting to target Macs. Computer security problems are here to
> stay, I"m afraid.
> There are, of course, many advantages to using OS X as well, but I still
> run Windows (and even, archaicly,
> Win XP which is now 2 OSs old, because it works so well for my audio set
> Use Bootcamp with a dual boot system; install Win XP Professional,
> Service Pack 2 or
> Win 7 and do your music editing on the Win XP side and import your files.
> or stay with OS X and Use a VST wrapper with either AU or TDM plugin
> systems in your DAW.
> Good luck, Gareth. The Intel Macs (with their abilities to have
> dual boot systems) are, if very pricey, very wonderful
> (and this is said by someone who randomly seems to have bought a lemon
> MacBook Pro).