This post is kinda inspired by the fact that I couldn't find a main goto for a list of accessible plugins and how to access them.
Additionally, with my friend, who is my guitarist, having a studio with several different VST's from myself, this made me curious and with his permission, ran an evaluation copy of Reaper on his system with OSara and tried fiddling with his vst's, and so I have a fairly decent sized list.
For me, all plugins are opened in bridged mode with dedicated process per plugin. I don't kinow why but I prefer this, seeing as it seems to be more effective for me.
So let's get started.
Works with review cursor i screen mode or object mode with the use of the number pad and clicking with and relocating cursor. This also means all expansions like keyscape, trilion, etdc will work here too, for you can change presets banks, and select visible list and some other settings. To navigate more presets, you will have to scroll with the mouse wheel.
NI Absynth 5 and Guitar Rig 5
You can navigate the presets with OCR, but no names are announced when you move with the arrow keys, however it does change, you will have to reload an instance of OCR to see new presets or categories.
NI Kontakt 5
A4M has a script that works with v 5.6.1 but I don't update since I've heard it won't work afterwards.
Addictive Drums 2
Can make some changes and preset selections with OCR. You can also change kit pieces and presets, but it's limited.
iZotope Nectar 2 and Neutron 2
Once you find the presets menu with OCR, you can browse the subcategories with NVDA speech, using the arrow keys, however, the main category title is not announced. It behaves like a folder tree though.
iZotope OZone 8
Once you find the preset menu with OCR, a dialog box will pop up and you can arrow through the presets with speech.
Cakewalk Dimension Pro
Use OCR to find the preset selection, and when you hit enter, a dialog box will pop up with speech.
Superior Drummer 2
OCR works okay with this in Classic Mode since all kit pieces are stationary, no matter the expansion selected. Problem is, you have to use OCR to go to some menus to select classic mode, then from there, you have to find some text, move yoru cursor slightly above, and right click and you will be able to read the context menus with speech for kit selection pieces. The Learn button is also somewhat visible, making this exremely tricky but can be done. Probably not worth the headaches though.
We're still hard at work with Sibiac. There seems to be something wrong with the fact that when you update WIndows, it did something and now Sibiac is not working properly, so once we figure it out, it will be ported, then further developed in Reaper.
Sibiac will bring Guitar Rig, Absynth, Kontakt, Addictive Drums 2, and Addictive Keys to Reaper with better accessibility for presets and some other functions. Who knows what we will do with it in the future. May make it easier to click on some things in Ozone, Neutron, etc etc.
Anyone else have any to list, please share.
Drummer @ Jaden Farnsworth Band