VS-700: SYMPTOM: No Output from the Fantom VS Editor or ARX Editor

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If you are not getting any error messages but are unable to get output from the Fantom VS Editor, there may be two causes:

  1. You may not have the audio driver for the Fantom VS

    1. SONAR X1 and later: go to Edit > Preferences > Audio > Devices and make sure under Input Drivers you have selected "VS-700 FANTOM VS". (If you have a second VS-700R you will also want to select "VS-700 (2) FANTOM VS").

    2. SONAR 8.5 and earlier: go to Options > Audio > Drivers and make sure under Input Drivers you have selected "VS-700 FANTOM VS". (If you have a second VS-700R you will also want to select "VS-700 (2) FANTOM VS").

  2. You may need to have SONAR personalize some settings behind the scenes. To force this to happen, do the following:

    1. Launch SONAR and go to your VST Plug-ins menu:

      1. SONAR X1 and later: go to Edit > Preferences > File > VST Settings.

      2. SONAR 8.5 and earlier: go to Options > Global > VST Plug-ins.

    2. Make sure your “VST Scan Folder(s)” are set properly to scan where you have installed your Fantom VS plug-in. Copy and paste the locations below for your system (x86 or x64):

      1. SONAR x86: the default location is:
        C:\Program Files (x86)\Cakewalk\Vstplugins

      2. SONAR x64: the default location is:
        C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins

    3. Place a check mark next to both "Re-scan Failed Plug-ins" and "Re-scan Existing Plug-ins".

    4. Click the [Scan VST Folders] button and let the scan complete.

    5. Afterwards, close SONAR completely and wait a few moments.

    6. While holding down the SHIFT key on your keyboard, open SONAR.

    7. When prompted with the message "SONAR will now personalize your user settings", make sure to click [OK].
      Note: If you do not get this message try closing SONAR and repeating the step above.

    8. Create a new project and insert the Fantom VS by going to Insert > Soft Synth > Fantom VS.

    9. Test out playback from the Fantom VS and see if you can hear it.