The plugin is currently supported on macOS, Windows and Linux as VST2, VST3 and AudioUnit (on macOS only). Note: AAX is likely never coming, as AVID does not seem to support open source projects unfortunately. See the compatibility section for a workaround.

With the AudioGridder FX plugin you can plug a remote insert effect chain into your DAW’s channel inserts. From there you can insert any FX plugin available on the connected server.

Instruments work similarly. Create a software instrument track in your DAW and select the AudioGridder plugin as instrument. Now you can load any of the instrument plugins available on the server.

Each AudioGridder plugin instance will connect to a single remote server instance. But each separate loaded plugin instance can connect to a different server, so you can connect to multiple servers from your DAW at the same time.

  1. Install the PKG on macOS or the Setup EXE on Windows. For Linux you have to extract the VST2/VST3 binaries into your plugin folders.
  2. Run your DAW and insert the AudioGridder plugin.
  3. The plugin will discover servers on the same network automatically via mDNS. If that does not work for you, you can add your server endpoint(s) (IP or DNS name) by clicking the server icon (this needs to be done only once, as the server settings will be shared with new plugin instances)
    Note: Server and client have to be able to directly reach each other. This is because the server will have to connect the client at initialization time.
  4. Add remote plugins.
Editing Plugin Parameters

There is tree ways to adjust the parameters of a plugin:

Screen Capturing

The server will capture the plugin UI and stream it to the client.

Generic Editor

A generic editor allows direct access to the plugin parameters.


Finally you can automate parameters. To use this feature, you have to assign plugin parameters to AG automation slots:

Per default AG supports 16 slots per plugin instance. If this does not suit your needs, you can extend this number to whatever you need by adjusting the AG plugin configuration file. Set the value of parameter “NumberOfAutomationSlots” to your desired number.

Configuration File

Here you can do manual config changes or edit parameters, that have no UI. Note: You should not have any plugins loaded, while editing this file.

Version 1.1-beta9+:

macOS / Linux:




Version 1.1-beta8 and older:

macOS / Linux: