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Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b Plugin browser

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:27 pm
by taoyoyo
Steffen Zimmer wrote: go to setup and switch vst folder off in setup. close live. open live again and reverse the step. it happened to me with any previous release of live....
... Never had to do this with any previous version of Live?

(and the above tip didn't work for me... Live is still only successfully scanning VSTs from the User folder in OSX).

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:15 pm
by Kilroy
Torley,

I tried your trick, and it worked--except that Waves VSTs still aren't showing up. Do you have waves VSTs showing up by any chance?

Unfortunately, I discovered that the bug with Waves AUs still exists in 8.4, making them a pain to use.

Thanks,

Kilroy

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:24 pm
by djbambam
Kilroy wrote:Torley,

I tried your trick, and it worked--except that Waves VSTs still aren't showing up. Do you have waves VSTs showing up by any chance?

Unfortunately, I discovered that the bug with Waves AUs still exists in 8.4, making them a pain to use.

Thanks,

Kilroy
Same thing here. Moved VSTs to user-specific plug-ins folder and it looks like they all showed up except the Waves. AU Waves work though, so that's strange that the VSTs won't show. Perhaps, it's because they don't belong in the user-specific VST folder? Which leads me to ask... if the AUs show up without having to move those, why should we be required to move our VSTs to our user-specific folder? Doesn't make sense.

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:50 pm
by parma
same behavior here

10.6.8

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:42 am
by Torley
Kilroy wrote: I tried your trick, and it worked--except that Waves VSTs still aren't showing up. Do you have waves VSTs showing up by any chance?
I think I had the same problem — and I ran into other workflow issues, since I'm relying on Max For Live. So I've gone back to 8.3.1 with jBridgeM for the time being.

I really hope this VST scanning bug is fixed soon so that we don't have to juggle between file directories.

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:12 pm
by [mal]
If the issues mentioned here persist, please post them in the dedicated plugin problem sticky post here:

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=182175

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:17 pm
by glitchrock-buddha
Same issue here. The entire system VST folder does not show up. I copied all my VSTs into a different folder and set that as my custom VST folder in preferences and that folder does show up with all my 64 bit plug-ins.

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:02 pm
by chrishanebutt
Same issue as above... After setting custom VST folder Waves Plugins still don't work.. Only AU Waves... In addition, no UAD plugs show in either AU or VST..


Mac OS X 10.6.8, LIVE 8.4beta, Quad Core Mac 2.66, 10GB RAM

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:07 pm
by smaucher
same here: Mac pro 10.7.4 x64

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:18 pm
by [mal]
We have located a problem on OSX concerning missing plugins in your VST panel. This should be fixed in the upcoming beta version. You can help by confirming following will fix the problem.

If you start any ableton version in 32 bit mode, your ableton preferences.cfg will be locked to this bit depth. This is the reason for 64 bit plugins not showing up in the browser in spite of deeper rescans holding alt.

1) close ableton
2) remove the preferences.cfg file in the folder:
/users/[username]/Library/Preferences/ableton
3) Launch ableton

If you start the 64 bit version after this you will only see 64 bit plugins, and the 32 bit plugins will be missing. Should you wish 32 bit plugins, please repeat the steps, or launch the 32 bit version as the first thing.

We have not heard of windows users with this problem. If yes, please reply to this thread and try the same steps as for OSX to verify the fix. The cfg file is located here under windows:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live 8.4b2\Preferences

Re: OSX - VSTs not showing up in 8.4.1b 64bit Plugin browser

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:17 pm
by Bernd
Hi everybody,

I would like to close this thread as the risk is to high that we oversee another problem than the VST scanning problem. This VST scanning problem is known and will be fixed in 8.4b2. For more information please see

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=182281

If you experience any other problem, please create a new thread or - even better- extend an existing thread with the same topic.

Regards, Bernd.