On Mac, Blue Cat’s PatchWork standalone host application will run by default in 64-bit mode. This lets the application access as much memory as possible and load 64-bit plug-ins. However, some legacy plug-ins are available only as 32-bit binaries.
In order to use these plug-ins, you can either use a third party bridging application such as SoundRadix’s 32Lives, or simply run the application in 32-bit mode. You will however not be able to load 64-bit plug-ins anymore.
How can I switch to 32-bit mode?
Like many Mac applications available as a universal binary (32/64-bit), switching between 32 and 64-bit modes is simple:
- Locate the application in the Finder (installed by default in the “Applications” folder)
- Right-Click on the application and select “Get info”.
- Select “Open in 32-bit mode”.
You can now load legacy 32-bit plug-ins into the PatchWork Application!
What About Windows?
On Windows, 64 and 32-bit applications are separate binaries (and we provide two separate installers). Just launch the 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your needs!