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Why aren't my third-party plug-ins working correctly with Live's Configure Mode?

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For most VST and AU plug-ins, Configure Mode works without problems. Some plug-ins, however, don't correctly notify Live about their parameters. Here are some potential problems and workarounds:

Certain plug-ins (such as Reaktor and Omnisphere, or BFD 2) use their own system of parameter configuration. In these cases, automatable parameters must be set up in the plug-in first and then can be automated in Live (→ Enable host automation for Spectrasonics plug-ins).

Certain plug-ins do not send specific messages (called “BeginEdit” and “EndEdit”) to Live. In these cases, try adding this line to your Options.txt file:

-NoVstGesturesRequired

Please note that with this option enabled, plug-ins may need more time when switching presets.

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for more information about the Options.txt file.

Certain plug-ins send no automation information to Live. In these cases, there is currently no way to automate the plug-in parameters in Live.

Note: the last two problems are caused by an incorrect implementation of the plug-in. Please contact the developer of any affected plug-in and encourage them to fully support plug-in standards.

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