How To Use Vst Plugins Ableton

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How To Use Vst Plugins Ableton


These will be grouped by plug-in format: Ableton Live supports Audio Units and VST on Mac systems, but only VST on Windows systems. Click the triangle next to the plug-in format you wish to use to display the available plug-ins. Locate the plug-in you want to use in the list. Here, we want to insert FM8 as an instrument plug-in.

You can’t find the Equator VST or AU plugin inside a digital audio workstation (DAW).


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After downloading Equator from My ROLI and then installing it, the Equator plugin is saved in the following locations:


  • VST Plug-in: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/
  • AU Plug-in: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/


  • VST Plug-in (32-bit): C:Program FilesCommon Files(x86)SteinbergVST2
  • VST Plug-in (64-bit): C:Program FilesCommon FilesSteinbergVST2

Ensuring your DAW is using the correct plug-in location

Some DAWs have different default locations to scan for plugins. If you have installed a plugin (like Equator) and can’t seem to access it from your DAW, check the DAW’s settings to ensure that it is looking in the right folder. In some DAWs you can set additional folders to scan automatically.

For example, in Ableton Live:

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  • Go to Preferences > File Folder.
  • Select the button Use VST Plug-In Custom Folders
  • Click Browse by VST Plug-In Customer Folder
  • In the window that opens, navigate to the folder where your VST plugin is located:
    • C:Program FilesCommon FilesSteinbergVST2Equator for RISE x64.dll
  • Press Rescan to make Ableton find the VSTs in that folder and make them available in your project.

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