32-bit to 64-bit Audio-Units and VST Mac plug-ins adapter
32 Lives is a 32-bit to 64-bit plug-ins adapter, which now in Version 2, includes support for Audio-Units and VSTs. 32 Lives is compatible with all majour 64-bit Audio-Units and VST host applications on Mac OS.
Sound Radix are enabling existing users of 32 Lives software to upgrade to the new version free of charge. For new converts to the software, the price will be the same as the original 32 Lives.
How it began...
In July 2013, Apple introduced Logic Pro X, the next-generation version of its professional audio software, bringing many new features and improvements and an updated user interface.
Moving forward with new technologies, the new Logic Pro X is a modern, 64-bit only application, which means that older 32-bit plug-ins will no longer work in Logic Pro X. Previous projects that were created in Logic 9 or earlier that include 32-bit only plug-ins will not fully open in Logic Pro X.
Enter 32 Lives...
32 Lives was a new application, capable of generating 64-bit Audio Units versions of your loved and hard-earned 32-bit legacy plug-ins, helping you to cross over to the new Logic Pro X smoothly and transparently. Older Logic 9 sessions will completely load into Logic Pro X, including all presets, parameters and automation. No special re-wiring or routing is required. All your 32-bit only plug-ins will again re-appear in the plug-ins menu as they always did.
An even smoother crossover NOW with 32 Lives Version 2
Following the success of their original 32 Lives audio unit plug-ins adaptor for Mac, Sound Radix has announced the launch of 32 Lives Version 2, with the new addition of VST compatibility and "sandboxing" features for superior stability.
The new 32 Lives V2 takes the solution one step further, with a raft of higher-spec features for even tighter-tuned performance.
V2 boasts all-new VST compatibility, enabling users to smoothly upgrade to the latest 64-bit DAWs, whilst maintaining backwards compatibility recalling previous projects on 32-bit VST plugins.
New "sandboxing features" separating each plug-in provide even greater stability, as one plug-in crashing will not bring down other plug-ins or the DAW host.
32 Lives V2 has a new-look design, multiple performance optimizations, an improved plug-ins manager application, new iLok authorization, improved compatibility with macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and superior plug-in wrapping performance.
Resurrecting your plug-ins
Sound Radix´s 32 Lives is a 32- to 64-bit adaptor. Enabling seamless crossover to 64-bit even with legacy plug-ins usually incompatible with modern systems (Abbey Road, TC PowerCore, URS), 32 Lives has built its name on its capability in running classic plug-ins as if they were native 64-bit, whilst allowing total recall of pre-sets and previous projects on the original plug-in.
- Creates 64-bit adapter plug-ins for your 32-bit - Audio Units and VST plug-ins
- Transparently loads your legacy TC PowerCore, Abbey Road, URS and other plug-ins into Logic Pro X and other 64-bit Audio Units and VST compatible DAW’s on Mac OS.
- Fully compatible with older sessions, loads all presets, parameters and automation
- Ultra-low latency and high CPU efficiency
- GUI workflow is transparent and doesn´t require additional clicks and windows
- Compatible with Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live and other 64-bit Audio Units/VST compatible DAWs
- Compatible with OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion upto the latest Sierra
32 Lives is a Mac-Intel only application, requiring Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above and an internet connection for authorization.
Download the PDF User Manual using the link on the right hand side of this page.
32 Lives Version 2 FAQ
What is 32 Lives?
32 Lives is a 32-bit to 64-bit Audio-Units and VST plug-ins adapter. It makes your 32-bit Audio-Units/VST plug-ins work with 64-bit hosts such as Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live and other hosts running in 64-bits.
What are the requirements for 32 Lives?
32 Lives works in Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above. To see if 32 Lives works for you, give the trial version a spin and see for yourself.
What are the limitations of the trial version?
The trial version does not save changes to your sessions and fades out the 32-bit plug-ins for a few seconds periodically.
Is 32 Lives compatible with Pro Tools, or Windows?
No. 32 Lives is only for Audio-Units and VSTs for Mac OS X.
Will 32 Lives be available for Pro Tools, or Windows?
We may decide to expand 32 Lives to be an adapter for other plug-in formats and platforms in the future, given enough demand.
If I purchase 32 Lives, do I get all the plug-ins shown in the screenshots?
Plug-ins aren´t included - 32 Lives acts as an adapter to the 32-bit plug-ins that you already own. The DAWs are not included either.
Can I remove my old plug-ins once I´ve resurrected them using 32 Lives?
32 Lives needs the original plug-ins to stay in place. To avoid copying plug-in resources which may take a lot of disk space, 32 Lives does not copy the original plug-in´s data and simply acts as an adapter to the original plug-in.