Audacity Vst Plugins Guitar Rig

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Info from Trebor, triaged by Gale, that can be incorporated into this page (add those plugins not already listed).

I have also installed and registered Guitar Rig 4, and the stand alone version is there including all the presets. The VST version is sitting in its default location in program files/cakewalk/vsts. I have rescanned the VST folder, including looking for failed plug ins but still GR4 VST does not show up - all the others VSTs are available. See full list on

Here’s how you can add VST plugin to your DAW using Studio One as the VST host: Click Studio One and select location. Click VST plugins tabs. Navigate to the location of the plugin by clicking ADD.Click OK and restart Studio One. There are other VST hosts such as FL Studio, Reaper, Cakewalk, Digital Performer and more. The 20 Best Guitar VST. For this guitar VST plugin, you can opt for a free version or a paid version, depending on what features you need. But we recommend getting the full Komplete 13 suite which includes Guitar Rig 6 and many other premium plugins.

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  • The JS series & MDA series of VST plugins, (which are old) , wouldn't work properly with Audacity 2.1.0 , see for status, it is DEVEL-FIX MADE now.
  • The “Antress modern” series of plugins, do work , but since implementation of real-time-adjustment , you have to stop then start playback for any adjustments to the controls to take effect. This is not on Bugzilla, so needs testing but it could have already been fixed by the fix for .
  • Free VST effects I have on my machine right now, which I use regularly, so I know are working OK on Audacity 2.1.0:
    • Marvel GEQ.dll]A graphic equalizer
    • ANWIDA Soft DX Reverb Light.dll,
    • BC Chorus 4 VST(Stereo).dll
    • Gmulti.dll , Ggate.dll , Gsnap.dll [ compressor, gate, autotune ].
    • SPITFISH.dll [ a basic de-esser ].
    • TB_Sibalance_v3.dll [ a sophisticated de-esser ].
    • DtBlkFx.dll A spectral-processor [ capable of weirdness like nothing else ].
    • 'Acon Multiply' It does chorus & stereo effects . It has presets, so is simple to operate : ideal for newbies who wants to add effects to vocal / guitar recordings.

This page describes support for VST (Virtual Studio Technology) effect plug-ins in Audacity; VST instrument plug-ins that generate audio are not supported. A list of VST effects known to process correctly in Audacity on Windows is given here.
VST effects are supported by Audacity on OS X and GNU/Linux, but relatively few are available on Mac (due to Apple's competing Audio Units technology) and even fewer on Linux. If a specific VST effect is required on Linux, it may be necessary to employ workarounds such as running Audacity for Windows in a virtual machine.
Related article(s):
  • Other pages in our Plug-ins category
  • 3List of functional VST Plug-ins

VST support in Audacity

  • On Windows and Mac OS X, Audacity is a 32-bit application so won't see 64-bit versions of VST plug-ins, even on 64-bit operating systems.
  • On GNU/Linux, 32-bit systems will have 32-bit versions of Audacity which won't see 64-bit VST plug-ins. 64-bit systems will have 64-bit versions of Audacity which will see 64-bit VST plug-ins but won't see 32-bit plug-ins.
  • VST instruments (VSTi) (such as synths) and real-time VST effects (that change the audio data while playing or recording) are not yet supported.
  • VST 3 plug-ins are not supported.

VST effects are displayed with full GUI interface (where provided by the plug-in), and without need of the VST Enabler. This has been made possible by use of an open source VST header.

For instructions on how to load new VST effects into Audacity please see this page in the Manual.

The overwhelming majority of VST effect plug-ins should display and process correctly. If an incompatible VST plug-in does cause a problem, click the Manage button in the effect's dialog then choose 'Options...'. In the dialog that appears, try reducing Buffer Size, disabling Latency Compensation or disabling graphical display. See VST Effect Options in the Manual for more information on these choices.
  • To report a plug-in that is problematic in current Audacity, please report it on the Audacity Forum.

Installing VST plug-ins in Audacity

Audacity Vst Plugins Guitar Right

The process and file location is different for each operating system. See the following pages in the Audacity Manual:


List of functional VST Plug-ins

Instructions for adding plug-ins to the list:
  1. Please insert new plug-ins that work in Audacity in the correct place so as to keep the list sorted in alphabetical order.
  2. Please give a download link to the plug-in if possible, enclosing the link inside single square brackets - for example:
  3. If plug-ins are not free, please note this.

  • The majority of plug-ins will be for Windows only unless OS 9 or OS X is stated.
  • Classic Mac OS plug-ins will only work under OS 9 and previous. Mac OS X plug-ins with a .component file marked as 'PowerPC' will only work on PPC Macs (they might work on Intel Macs with slow performance under Rosetta but Rosetta cannot be used on OS X 10.7 or later).

List of Plug-ins with download links

  • Antares AutoTune Evo - Mostly works with current Audacity. Automatic pitch correction works, but to be able to draw pitch curves clock must be set to 'internal' and not 'host'. (commercial)
  • Antress Modern Plug-ins including a number of compressors, a limiter, an expander, an exciter and a 'spacer' which could be used for creating 'fake stereo'
  • ANWIDA Soft DX Reverb Light.dll for Windows and Mac (PowerPC only)
  • Bo Johansen Plug-ins
  • Bluecat Plug-ins
  • bs2b.dll stereo to binaural
  • Buzzroom CL 201 (Vintage Maximiser) - now shareware
Peter 16Nov15:Audacity Vst Plugins Guitar Rig I'm not sure I want us to continue linking to the Brothersoft site (or its plug-ins) the very first ad I got served on that page was for a porn site - sure the adds cycled round with normal sensible ads but they were on a cycle and the porn ad kept returning. And It carries a misleading big green 'Download' button !

Free Audacity Vst Plug-ins

  • Gale 18Nov15: The Classic plugins below are discontinued. The links were pointing to Brothersoft which is a dubious site and now point to VST4free which is much less bad. Also you can get the complete bundle from The installer puts the plugins in %PROGRAMFILES%VST where (according to the Manual and VSTEffect.cpp) Audacity should not see them unless a registry key or VST_PATH environment variable points there. But Audacity does see them (on Win 10).
Classic plug-ins
  • Classic Chorus.dll
  • Classic Compressor.dll
  • Classic Delay.dll
  • Classic EQ.dll
  • Classic Flanger.dll
  • Classic Master Limiter.dll
  • Classic Phaser.dll
  • Classic Reverb.dll
Peter 16Nov15: Rather than linking direct to the downloads for these digitalfishphones plug-ins, might it not be better to link to the site's download page for them as it tells the user, in some detail, just what each one is for: THD, dominion and normalizer?
  • Gale 17Nov15: Any other plugins are not listed because presumably no-one tested them. Yes, show a landing page with detail for the plugin if there is one. But if we have a table like I suggest we can link to the publisher and the plugin in a less confusing way.
  • digitalfishphones plug-ins
    • dominion v1.2.dll - a tool to shape the envelope of a signal, giving you total control of the signal's attack & sustain phase
    • endorphin - dual-band stereo compressor
    • BLOCKFISH - compressor for Windows and OS X (PPC only)
    • FLOORFISH.dll - expander/noise gate for Windows and OS X (PPC only)
    • SPITFISH.dll - de-esser for Windows and OS X (PPC only)
    • normalizer.dll - a denormalization tool
    • THD.dll - analog-style saturator
  • DtBlkFx (FFT-based frequency and harmonics manipulation). Also supports OS X (Universal binary) but only Windows version tested.
  • Extra Boy Pro removal and isolation of audio components (commercial, paid for)
  • EZmix (commercial, time limited demo available). Also supports OS X but only Windows version tested.
  • Freeverb Plug-ins
    • Freeverb for OS X
    • Freeverb2.dll for Windows
    • FreeverbToo.dll for Windows
  • GMulti Multi-band compressor
  • iZotope vinyl for Windows and OS X
  • JS plug-in pack - contains plug-ins listed below.
    • JS 6 equalizer V1.0.dll
    • JS Band Cut V1.0.dll
    • JS Compresseur V1.1.dll
    • JS Disto V1.0.dll
    • JS equalizer V1.0.dll
    • Humanizer v1.0.dll
    • JS Limiteur V1.0.dll
    • JS Magneto V1.1.dll
    • JS Mini-sample V1.0.dll
    • JS Noise Attenu V1.0 .dll
    • JS Noise Filtre V1.0.dll
    • JS Oscil resonne V2.0 .dll
    • JS Oscil resonne V3.0.dll
    • JS PanDelay .dll
    • JS Resonnateur V1.0.dll
    • JS Vibrato V1.0.dll
  • jVSTwRapper-based plug-ins (on Windows, Mac OSX PPC/Intel and Linux).
jVSTwRapper is a way of writing Java plug-ins using VST-based technology, enclosed in a wrapper that makes them compatible for use in VST, Audio Units and LADSPA hosts. Thus jVSTwRapper plug-ins can be run on all three platforms.
  • Lisp level-independent sibilance processor
  • Smartelectronix Plug-ins
    • Ambience - reverb plug-in for Windows, OS 9/X (PPC only)
    • MjCompressor.dll for Windows and OS XWindows version only has a tabular interface even in Audacity 1.3.8+
  • REFLEX free - a regenerating delay plug-in, a mixture of stereo delays followed by a dense
  • Robotizer for Windows and Mac OS X (PPC only)
  • TAL-Reverb-2 - popular GPL licensed plate reverb
  • TB Compressor (working demo) in Tone Boosters plug-in bundle - supports 'New York' or 'parallel' compression
  • UpStereo.dll - stereo widener
  • UpStereo for OS X(not tested)
  • VOX_DoctorDemo.dll - De-Esser
  • Voxengo - free VST plug-ins from Voxengo

List of Plug-ins with known problems

Instructions for adding VST effect plug-ins to the list:
  1. Please do not add VST instrument plug-ins to the list, because Audacity won't work with any of those.
  2. List effect plug-ins that do not work properly in Audacity, giving a short note of the problem, such as 'Audacity won't launch', 'plug-in does not appear in Effect Menu', 'not all controls available', 'audio not processed'.
  3. Please give a download link to the plug-in if possible, enclosing the link inside single square brackets - for example:
  4. Please also give your operating system such as Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.9.4, the date of your report, and the version of Audacity used.
  5. Feel free to use current Audacity to retest any plug-ins that did not work with legacy VST Enabler or legacy 1.x versions of Audacity. If plug-ins now work, please move them up into the 'working' list.
    • Audacity 2.0.6 onwards supports buffer delay compensation. Most plug-ins previously listed below that suffered from inserted silence due to Audacity's lack of compensation are no longer listed.
In addition to the below list, the following plug-ins do not have functioning sliders in Audacity 2.1.0 or later and so will only apply at default settings. See Bug 1083.

Audacity Vst Plugins Guitar Rig Plugin

  • JS plug-ins
  • MDA VST's
  • stereoizer.dll
Plug-inOSDateAudacity versionSymptoms
Auto-TuneWindowsDec.2012Audacity 2.0.1Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
BlueCatOS XSep.2014Audacity 2.0.5, 2.0.6In 2.0.5, the plug-in interface does not work, so you can only use default settings. The interface works in 2.0.6, but in both versions, saving a preset will lock out the main Audacity window, requiring to close Audacity from the Dock.
CM VocoderWindows/OS XSep.08Audacity 1.3.8+Does not appear
Effect Chainer DX and VST wrapperWindowsJan.08Allcan't host any plug-ins
FFX-4 DX and VST WrapperWindowsJan.08Allcan't host any plug-ins
Freeverb2Windows 7Oct.11Audacity 1.3.13Only tabular interface, no preset support
GRM ToolsOS XMay 2014Audacity 2.0.6-alphaInterface cannot be used (so the effects can only be used at default settings) or interface disappears completely when loading preset. The interface is likely to be available in 2.0.6 release, but attempting to save a preset in any Audacity version could lock out the main Audacity window.
GRM ToolsWindowsSep.08Audacity 1.3.8+unspecified
GSnapWindowsJan.2014Audacity 2.0.6Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
keFIRWindowsApr.08VST-Bridge 1.1has no effect on audio
kn0ck0utWindowsSep.2014Audacity 2.0.6-alphaDespite Audacity 2.0.6 or later supporting buffer delay compensation, the start of the processed audio has silence inserted and a corresponding length is removed from the end of the processed audio. This also occurs in Goldwave and Wavosaur so is probably a bug in Kn0ck0ut, but the VST version is no longer being developed, only an LV2 version.
Sonic MaximizerWindowsSep.2007VST-Bridge 1.1not in Effect menu
SoundSoap2 (discontinued) (see also SoundSoap3)Windows, OS X2007 (various)AllAudacity won't launch
SpectroWindowsNov.20142.0.7-alphaNo spectrum visible in plug-in window
String StudioWindows2007 (various)VST-Bridge 1.1Audacity won't launch
T RackS 3OS XDec.2009AllAudacity won't launch
VisualVOX VSTWindowsJan.2008VST-Bridge 1.1No interface, just silences audio
Waves V5WindowsDec.2012Audacity 2.0.2Hangs Audacity on launch
Waves V8OS XFeb.2013Audacity 2.0.3Only tabular interface. Two entries (m) and (s) for each effect. GarageBand does not have either problem.(1)
(1) Audio Unit versions of Waves may cause Audacity 2.0.4 or earlier to freeze or crash on launch. In 2.0.5 or later, Waves Audio Units may cause a freeze or crash when the effect is chosen from the Effect Menu.
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