Server

The server supports VST2, VST3 and AudioUnit (on macOS only) plugin formats and is available for macOS and Windows. There are multiple possibilities for your setup. It is suggested, that you dedicate each server instance to a single remote DAW workspace. That is because each server can only stream a single UI at the same time.

The server is implemented as tray application on all platforms. Just click on the tray icon to bring up the settings, plugin manager or statistics window.

You can run multiple parallel UI user sessions on macOS and Windows. Setup a user for each remote workspace, create a UI session (via VNC, note that RDP might not be working reliably with AudioGridder) and run a separate server instance in each session. You need to assign a different server ID to each instance (in the server settings). In your DAW you can address each server instance from the AudioGridder plugin via “server[:ID]” notation.

You can also run multiple servers within your network and access different servers from your DAW at the same time (in different plugin instances).

AudioGridder Server Windows

Installation
  1. Install the PKG on macOS or the Setup EXE on Windows.
  2. On macOS: Grant AudioGridderServer the “Accessibility” (10.14+) and “Screen Recording” (10.15+) permissions (System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy Tab) – This is also required after upgrading from 1.0 to 1.1! You will not be able to see/control the remote UI otherwise.
  3. On Windows: It’s recommended to deactivate scaling. Even though AudioGridder works with scaling enabled, it has a negative impact on the performance.
  4. Run the server
  5. Manage your plugins (if you do not want to enable all plugins).
  6. If you want to run multiple servers on a single machine, you will have to assign a different server ID to each instance. (This can also be done via commandline “-id” option.)
Configuration File

Here you can do manual config changes or edit parameters, that have no UI.

Version 1.1-beta9+:

macOS:

~/.audiogridder/audiogridderserver.cfg

Windows:

C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\AudioGridder\audiogridderserver.cfg

Version 1.1-beta8 and older:

macOS:

~/.audiogridderserver

Windows:

C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\.audiogridderserver