32 Lives


2019-07-16: 2.0.6


  • MainStage (3.4.x) hiding wrapped plug-ins UI on click.
  • Ardour / Mixbus hiding wrapped plug-ins UI on click.
  • Studio One 4 hiding wrapped plug-ins UI on click.
  • AU: reFX Xphraze might crash on save
  • VST: PURITY not showing plug-in UI.

2018-09-12: 2.0.5


  • Fixed VST not reporting delay to host.
  • Fixed Bitwig (2.x) hiding wrapped plug-ins UI on click.
  • Fixed possible crash on macOS X 10.9 and below.
  • Improved stability.

2018-03-18: 2.0.4


  • 32 Lives Manager now warns if iLok License Manager isn't installed.
  • Sandbox separation in case of the same plug-in running on different hosts.
  • Activity Monitor now shows sandboxed plug-in name instead of "32 Lives Agent".


  • Fix validation of some Audio Units in High Sierra.
  • Fixed TC PowerCore sidechain not working.
  • Restart after resurrecting AUs in High Sierra 10.13 to ensure plug-ins visibility in DAWs.

2018-01-17: 2.0.3


  • 32 Lives now supports macOS 10.7 or greater.
  • Manager now warns if Custom VST Folder is too big for scanning.
  • Manager now checks for authorization (to avoid confusion with demo version).


  • VST: Fixed AudioEase Nautilus, Mobius, PowerCore Vintage Amp Room not showing UI.
  • AU: Fixed Antares Auto-Tune (and possibly others) not showing UI on High Sierra.
  • AU: Fixed EMI Abbey Road R124 failing auval.
  • AU: Fixed AudioEast Nautilus crashing on Ableton Live.
  • Fixed Ableton Live not responding to keyboard while wrapped plug-in UI is open.
  • Fixed some transparent areas in Mobius UI.
  • More minor bugfixes & improvements.

2017-02-06: V2.0.2


  • Fixed a possible crash under Cubase.
  • Fixed Lexicon M300 crash.
  • Fixed GURU VST crashing on start.

2016-12-06: 2.0.1


  • Fixed Altiverb 6 crash.
  • Fixed some carbon based plug-ins not drawing correctly.
  • Fixed plug-ins dialogs appearing behind manager during scan.
  • Fixed manufacturer display in manager for some plug-ins.
  • Fixed searchbox reliability.
  • Fixed "Trial Version" appearing in full version manager in case of missing authorization.
  • Removed dialog shown in case a user cancels a resurrection operation.

2016-11-30: 2.0

What's New

  • Improved VST compatibility and stability.
  • Sandboxed plug-ins: a crashing plug-in will not crash other plug-ins or host.
  • iLok authorization (iLok 1, 2, 3 & disk authorization supported).
  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.12 (Sierra).
  • Fixed display of non-Retina plug-ins on Retina displays.
  • Improved stability of plug-ins with Carbon UI.
  • Fixed URS plug-ins not being detected and wrapped.
  • Fixed VST Virus PowerCore crash.
  • Fixed Sonnox Inflator crash in some situations.
  • Fixed NI B4 II crash.
  • Fixed Tone2 Filter crash in some situations.
  • Installer: improved plug-in wrapping performance.
  • Manager: improved initial plug-in scanning behavior.
  • Manager: fixed sorting by path.
  • Manager: added "Date Added" field.

2016-06-17: 2.0 - Public Beta 1


  • All new VST plug-ins support.
  • Freshly redesigned and improved plug-ins manager application.
  • Offline authorization.
  • Bug fixes and performance optimizations.

2016-01-13: 1.0.10


  • Fixed comptability with 10.6.8.
  • Installer now requires reboot.

2015-12-28: 1.0.9


  • Improved: AU Side-Chain.
  • Fixed: Waves plug-ins under Digital Performer.
  • Fixed: Vienna Ensemble Pro not showing UI.
  • Fixed: Altiverb 6 fails to validate under modern OS X versions.

2015-09-09: 1.0.8


  • Improved stability with Digital Performer 9.x.
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El-Capitan) Comptability.

2015-05-20: 1.0.7


  • Improved thread mechanism to avoid race-conditions.
  • Fixed AU window not closing under some hosts
  • Fixed window resize for Cocoa & Carbon based plug-ins

2015-04-13: 1.0.6

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crashes with Ableton Live 9.2
  • Fixed occasional crashes in plug-ins based on older versions of Core Audio SDK

2014-08-14: 1.0.5

  • Fix rare crashes when closing Virtual Guitarist and some other VSTGUI based plugins
  • Work around Virtual Guitarist file descriptor leak bug
  • Fix GUI problems in Ableton Live
  • Fix plugin manager crashes when non-AU plugins placed in AU plugins folder

2014-05-05: 1.0.4

General Bug-Fixes

  • Fixed problem with plugins which have several version available simultaneously
  • Fixed crash with URS plug-ins when writing automation
  • Fixed Destroy FX Buffer Override tempo sync not working
  • Fixed crash with IK Multimedia plug-ins in case the authorization wizard is left open for more than one minute
  • Fixed DAW hang caused by IK Multimedia’s authorization wizard window being hidden behind the DAW window; such hidden windows are now correctly brought forward
  • Fixed crash with Arturia Analog Factory in Live
  • Fixed most Pluggo validation crashes
  • Fixed Abbey Road plug-ins UI not being refreshed after loading a preset
  • Fixed some plug-ins failing to open due to component flags mismatches
  • Fixed resurrected plug-in crashing in case the original 32-bit plug-in has been removed. Instead, the plug-in just fails to open.
  • Fixed memory leaks

Fixes & Improvements

  • Added support for multiple screens
  • Added support for plug-in windows resizing
  • Improved Digital Performer plug-in windows behavior - windows get “out of the way” when appropriate
  • Fixed plug-in windows sometimes detaching from frame
  • Fixed scenario where a plug-in window could be incorrectly hidden after clicking on it, in case a different application’s window overlaps with it
  • Fixed other applications’ invisible windows hiding plug-in windows
  • Enabled resurrection of Novation Automap and Longcat H3D
  • Installer automatically updates previously resurrected plug-ins - no need to manually re-resurrect after installation
  • Fixed 32 Lives manager crash when scanning components which do not contain Audio Units

2014-02-19: 1.0.3


  • Fixed crash with AudioEase Speakerphone
  • Fixed crash with GSi VB3
  • Fixed plug-in windows being dragged out of their DAW’s window if the window title is double clicked before dragging
  • Fixed plug-in windows sometimes disappearing with a DAW in full-screen mode
  • Fixed plug-in windows sometimes disappearing when moving back to the DAW from another app in full-screen mode
  • Fixed unclosable plug-in windows in Digital Performer - plug-in windows now disappear properly if covered by DP’s main window
  • Fixed plug-in windows sometimes blacking out in Triumph, Fidelia and QLab
  • Fixed some plug-ins not forwarding keyboard events to host
  • Added Check for Update menu item

2014-02-03: 1.0.2


  • 32 Lives is now compatible with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
  • Performance optimizations
  • Fixed 32 Lives plug-ins windows staying on top even when host’s plug-in windows are hidden
  • Fixed 32 Lives plug-ins window titles disappearing in Ableton Live
  • Fixed Liquid Mix (Mono) crash
  • Fixed crash on render in Audiofile Engineering Triumph
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Fixed demo evaluation message popping up multiple times in Digital Performer’s plug-ins validation
  • Fixed 32 Lives sometimes crashing when exiting host
  • Fixed possible 32 Lives hang in case a plug-in crashes validation
  • Changed “Email/User” field in installer to “Email”

2014-01-06: 1.0.1


  • Fixed crash in Ableton Live when closing set while plugin GUIs are open
  • Fixed crash with Line 6 POD Farm in Ableton Live

2014-01-02: 1.0.0


  • Trial version now available. In the trial version changes are not saved and the plugins are faded for a few seconds periodically
  • Fixed rare crash bug with Destroy FX Buffer Override
  • Fixed rare bug when recording automation in some plugins such as Access Virus
  • Fixed bug causing validation errors in OS X 10.7.5
  • Work around bug in Access Virus, where in previous versions of 32 Lives as well as in Logic 9 without 32 Lives, parameter values change as the user scrolls the arrange window while automation graphs are visible
  • Performance improvements

2013-12-19: 0.9.16


  • Major, significant performance optimizations. 32 Lives is now much lighter on the CPU than before.
  • Fixed poor performance causing temporary hangs in Logic X when changing knobs and during automation with Access Virus and other plugins
  • Fixed crash bug introduced in 0.9.5 when changing knobs in Access Virus
  • Fixed crash in Studio One when deleting plugins while their GUIs are open
  • Fixed crash with Circular Labs Mobius when closing the plugin window while its settings windows are open
  • Fixed sporadic crashes in validation
  • Fixed problem causing 32 Lives not to close when the DAW closes
  • Fixed bug causing JACK insert to fail validation
  • Fixed memory leak bugs

2013-11-28: 0.9.15


  • Fixed bug related to interaction with UAD plugins affecting Sylenth1
  • Fixed bug causing occasional validation crashes with Stillwell and Schwa plugins
  • Work around an issue in TC Electronic Unwrap causing validation errors
  • Fixed GUI bug for VST plugins wrapped using FXpansion VST-AU adapter such as NeuronVS
  • Fixed GUI position bug when changing plugin window layout in some DAWs
  • Plugin validation start time optimization
  • 32 Lives works in DAWs in full-screen mode
  • Clicking on wrapped plugin GUIs does not affect the DAW menu
  • When 32 Lives wrapped plugins are running, a status icon in the top menubar indicates that instead of an icon in the dock
  • Wrapped plugins in the components folder appear with a 32 Lives icon rather than the original plugin's icon and properties
  • Disk space optimization for wrapped plugins

2013-11-18: 0.9.14

  • Fixed GUI bug affecting Sonic Charge Synplant in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

2013-11-14: 0.9.13


  • 32 Lives works in OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Fixed race condition bug causing sporadic validation errors
  • Fixed problem causing occasional failures in giving the tempo and playhead location to plugins
  • Fixed bug introduced in version 0.9.11 affecting Audio Ease Cabinet
  • GUI improvement under Ableton Live
  • Installer is now code signed

2013-10-29: 0.9.12 - Mavericks Hotfix


  • Fixed crashes in validation on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Fixed plugin GUI problems in Mavericks

2013-10-14: 0.9.11 Release Candidate 1


  • Fixed bug introduced in version 0.9.10 affecting Luxonix LFX-1310
  • Fixed problem affecting GFORCE Software ImpOSCar 1
  • Fixed problem affecting TC Electronic UnWrap
  • Fixed crash occurring when plugins fail to load (due to disconnected hardware etc.)
  • Keyboard events are now passed to host
  • Plugin window position tracks host window while dragging
  • Plugin windows hide properly
  • Performance improvements

2013-10-10: 0.9.10


  • Fixed bug introduced in version 0.9.9 affecting validation of iZotope plugins
  • Fixed bug affecting Novaltec Character, Tube-Tech CL-1B and others
  • Fixed problem affecting AM Music Technology ProSoloVst
  • Fixed problem causing 32 lives not to quit when Logic does
  • Improved compatability with OS X 10.9 Mavericks

2013-10-08: 0.9.9


  • Fixed bug introduced in version 0.9.6 affecting PowerCore plugins
  • Plugin GUIs are now placed at their normal positions
  • Stability fixes

2013-10-06: 0.9.8


  • Fixed bug introduced in version 0.9.7 causing Slate FG-X and some other plugins not to show up in 32 Lives Plug-in Manager
  • Fixed bug affecting Tone2 Filterbank3 introduced in version 0.9.6
  • Fixed problems affecting Pluggo plugins
  • Stability fixes

2013-10-03: 0.9.7


  • Fixed GUI and validation problems in OS X 10.7
  • Fixed problem affecting Ableton Live 9 introduced in 0.9.6 release
  • Fixed problem affecting Madrona Labs Aaltoverb
  • Fixed problem affecting some plugins with only generic GUI such as [email protected] Bouncy
  • Fixed occasional crash on exit
  • Stability fixes
  • Significant performance improvements
  • Manager has new menu actions for clearing Logic's AU cache

2013-09-18: 0.9.6


  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Fixed GUI issues with some Abbey Road and Softube plugins
  • Fixed compatibility problem affecting Acustica Audio's Nebula
  • Fixed problem with control surface changes not reflecting in some plugin GUIs
  • Fixed window positioning problem
  • Fixed problem with loading some wrapped VSTs
  • Stability fixes
  • Side-chain now works
  • Performance improvements
  • 32 Lives Plug-ins Manager now resurrects plugins located in the user Components directory as well
  • Plug-ins manager now displays manufacturer names and plug-in versions

2013-09-15: 0.9.5


  • 32 Lives now loads plugins which fail validation in Logic 9 in OS X 10.7 and above, such as iZotope Trash, Spectron, Abbey Road Brilliance Pack and others (but there are currently gui issues with Brilliance Pack)
  • Fixed problem with recording automation from plugin gui
  • Fixed rare problem with wrapping plugins

2013-09-11: 0.9.4

  • Fixed bug in 0.9.3 release that made it fail wrapping plugins.

2013-09-10: 0.9.2


  • Fixed Tempo / Musical location sync problem
  • Fixed GUI issues with some TC plugins and Little Endian SpectrumWorx
  • Fixed plugin load error problem with SpectrumWorx
  • Fixed validation error affecting NewGen MonoFilter and others
  • Fixed "Fatal error" problem affecting Antares plugins (but GUI does not work yet)

2013-09-10: 0.9.3


  • Fixed frozen GUI problems for Antares Auto-Tune EVO, Peavey ReValver MKIII, and others
  • Fixed problem with plugins that crash validation causing Logic to crash too
  • 32 Lives automatically quits when Logic does
  • Fixed memory leak

2013-09-06: 0.9.1

  • Fixed "Fatal error" problem affecting some Abbey Road and URS plugins.

2013-09-05: 0.9.0 Initial Release!

  • 32 Lives released as open beta.