Experimenting with Adobe Premier Pro (Creative Suite 5 / CS5) I have run into the commonly experienced Native Instruments VST plug-in incompatibility issue, wherein PP crashes on startup due to certain code issues.
Rename your VST .DLL‘s with underscore (_) characters instead of space characters in the filename, and place those in the blacklist.txt files (one in each subdirectory containing .DLL’s to be ignored during startup) and Adobe’s products (PP/AE/etc.) should launch correctly.
For example: I renamed “Kontakt 5 16out.dll” to “Kontakt_5_16out.dll” and inserted that into blacklist.txt and Adobe finally ignored loading it. Reaper still loads all the NI instruments for me correctly, as does Cakewalk Sonar X10 with the renamed DLL’s.
“Guitar Rig 4.dll” becomes “Guitar_Rig_4.dll” and when included in the blacklist.txt in that subdirectory, is ignored successfully during startup of Adobe Premier Pro (Creative Suite 5 – CS5).
A sample blacklist.txt for Kontakt 5: