O3A View Plugin Technical Requirements

Please check that everything is okay here before purchasing software.

Operating System

Studio Plugins

For the VST plugins, supported versions of Microsoft Windows are Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Supported versions of Apple macOS are 10.7 or later, Intel only. The VST plugins are available in 32bit or 64bit forms on both platforms (packaged as a Universal Binary on macOS). The AAX plugins are 64bit only.

View Application

For the View application, Microsoft Windows 10 64bit or Apple macOS 10.12 (Sierra) is required.

ViewVR Application

For the ViewVR application, Microsoft Windows 10 64bit is required, along with an HTC Vive and a computer meeting technical requirements for the HTC Vive. macOS is not currently supported.

VST Host

The VST plugins require a VST 2 host.

These plugins do not work with all VST 2 hosts. One reason for this is that the O3A plugins need large numbers of channels on their input or output busses. Check the individual plugins for the channel counts they need, but all of the O3A plugins need at least 16 channels on each track, and some need more.

AAX Host

The AAX plugins require Pro Tools HD v12.8.2 or later.

Due to channel and stem restrictions, not all plugins are supported in AAX. Please see the documentation for details.

PC Hardware

Please check your PC meets the following requirements:

  • Intel Pentium D CPU or better for use of the VST plugins.
  • Intel Core i5 CPU or better for use of the View application.
  • Intel Core i7 CPU or better for use of the ViewVR application, along with technical requirements for HTC Vive.
  • 200MB of free disk space.
  • Internal network card.

Internet Connection Required

These plugins require an Internet Connection for license activation and verification. We don't really like this, but we can't think of a better way to discourage piracy! Please don't hack our code, it's taken a lot of effort to get it this far...

Successful license verification isn't required every time you use the software, but it is needed during installation and needs to succeed once every couple of weeks to keep the license fresh.

The license can be "revoked" to remove it from one machine so it can be moved on to another. You should also do this if you're updating your system in case the machine appears to have changed identity.

Permissions

You'll need administrator permissions while installing on Windows. The software won't install properly using a "restricted" account.