Frequently Asked Questions

Do your plugins support Apple Silicon Natively?

Yes, all of our plugins support the new Apple Silicon chips (M1, M2, M3) Natively. So no need for Rosetta 2.

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What if I encounter issues with the key codes I bought?

If you experience any issues with the key codes, such as activation problems or errors, we have helping steps provided in this FAQ. If no steps provided on this page work, please reach out to carpaudio@gmail.com - We're dedicated to assisting you and ensuring that you can fully utilize our plugins with confidence.

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Do I have to stay connected to the internet once the plugin is authorized?

No, Once our plugins are authorized. You don’t have to stay connected to the internet to use them.

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How do I install the plugins on Windows?

If you prefer automatic installation, use our Windows Setup Wizard containing all newest versions of CARP Audio plug-ins. Download Here

Manual Installation:

Step 1:

Download the .zip and open it.

Step 2:

Move the whole 'CARP Audio' folder to your VST3 destination.

Default:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

If you prefer a different destination, make sure it's a valid VST3 plugin directory in your digital audio workstation (DAW).

Step 3 - Presets (if included):

For a quick start with the plugin, you can import the (if included) ".xmlbank" file containing some Factory Presets.

Here's how:

  • Load the plugin in your DAW.
  • Click on the preset load button (represented by a file icon).
  • Select and import the included ".xmlbank" file.
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I didn't receive my keys after ordering...

Check your spam-emails folder. If still not there and waited at least 5 minutes? Contact us at: carpaudio@gmail.com - Telephone: +31 6 42015153

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My keys don't work...

- As described in the plugin itself, to validate the keys, you have to restart the plugin. If your DAW doesn’t offer a plugin restart function, remove the plugin from your signal chain and load it again. If the unlock screen with the keys still reappears, try the next steps.

- Have you tried to copy the key's over again from the email?

- Did you check there where no 'Spaces' before or after the key's you've entered. This can happen when copy/pasting them over.

- Have you tried to manually type the key's in?

- Have you tried to restart your computer?

If nothing works you can always contact us via carpaudio@gmail.com - We're ready to assist you!

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Why are two keys required for one plugin?

To enhance security and prevent unauthorized use, CARP Audio plugins require two key codes for activation. This dual-key system ensures that only legitimate users have access to the full functionality of the plugin.

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There are no presets inside my Plugin...

Not all plugins have factory presets yet. At this time only 'Stereo Pusher' has some Factory Presets included. This is because 'Stereo Pusher' is a tool made for advanced producers and it can be hard to understand what it actually does to your sound. That makes presets a must for ‘Stereo Pusher’.

We are currently working on presets for the other plug-ins though. And these will be available later next year!

For a quick start with the plugin, you can import the (if included) ".xmlbank" file containing some Factory Presets.

Here's how:

  • Load the plugin in your DAW.
  • Click on the preset load button (represented by a file icon).
  • Select and import the included ".xmlbank" file.
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What technique do the Pusher Plugins use?

Demystifying Mid/Side Encoding:

Before we explore this cutting-edge technique, it's important to grasp mid/side encoding. In traditional stereo audio, you have left and right channels. Mid/side encoding, however, transforms this stereo signal into two distinct channels: the mid channel (housing mono content) and the side channel (capturing stereo width information). This separation forms the foundation of spatial audio manipulation.

The Power of Peak Data Modulation:

Amplitude modulation involves altering the volume (amplitude) of a signal over time. In our Pusher Plugins, we take this concept further by modulating the amplitude of the mid and side channels using peak data extracted from the stereo channels.

Stereo Enhancing without the Phasing Issues:

Unlike conventional stereo enhancers that delay the entire audio signal, our approach is revolutionary. Within "Stereo Pusher" you can use our new 'Push Delay' feature which delays the amplitude modulation of the selected L/R channel coming out of the mid encoder, not the audio samples themselves. This distinction ensures that your audio remains phase-coherent when played back in mono, sidestepping any phasing problems.

The Outcome: Dynamic Stereo Field Manipulation

Amplitude modulation of mid/side channels with peak data from the stereo channels opens doors to new dimensions of audio creativity. It's an avant-garde technique that empowers sound professionals and musicians alike. Whether you seek immersive soundscapes or desire to preserve the punch and transients in your audio, CARP Audio's plugins grant you the tools to revive and reimagine your stereo audio experience.

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