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How to Install VST Plugins in Pro Tools

Install VST Plugins in Pro Tools

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A commonly cited problem with Pro Tools, an audio creation and production software, is that it will not work with third-party developers. With thousands of Virtual Studio Technologies plug-ins (or VSTs) to choose from, many Pro Tools users want to expand their workstations by adding them. However, Pro Tools will not recognize VSTs as usable content. Thanks to FXpansion, there are ways to add VST plug-ins into Pro Tools (See limitations)

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  • Step 1

    Download the VST to RTAS Adapter pack. Remember to match the adapter with your version of Pro Tools.

  • Click on the VST to RTAS Adapter disk image located on your computer. Drag and drop the folder to your Applications folder. Run VST to RTAS Adapter Configuration.

  • Step 3

    The VST to RTAS Adapter Configuration will automatically scan your computer in the following three areas for VST plug-ins:
    /Library/Audio/Plugins/VST
    /Users/<user>/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST
    /Applications/VST to RTAS Adapter /VST
    If you have VST plug-ins installed in a different folder, then press the + button on the top left side of the screen to add it to the location screen.

  • Click the 'Detect and Wrap' button to convert the VST plug-ins into RTAS. Quit VST to RTAS Adapter Configuration and open Pro Tools. The newly converted RTAS will now appear under Inserts in the Pro Tools Mixer. Each converted plug-in will begin with a 'VST' prefix.

    Computers with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

    • Step 1

      Run the VST to RTAS Adapter Configuration.

    • The VST to RTAS Adapter Configuration will automatically scan your computer in the following two areas for VST plug-ins:
      C:Program FilesSteinbergVstPlugIns
      C:Program FilesFXpansionVST to RTAS AdapterVstPlugIns
      If you have VST plug-ins installed in a different folder, press the + button on the top left side of the screen to add it to the location screen.

    • Step 3

      Click the 'Detect and Wrap' button to convert the VST plug-ins into RTAS. Quit VST to RTAS Adapter Configuration and open Pro Tools. The newly converted RTAS will appear under Inserts in the Pro Tools Mixer. Each converted plug-in will begin with a 'VST' prefix.

      Plug-in Compatibility

      What plug-in formats are compatible with Pro Tools?


      Pro Tools plug-ins are available in three formats:

      • TDM — for Pro Tools HD systems and VENUE

      • Real-Time AudioSuite™ (RTAS®) — for Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE™, and Pro Tools M-Powered™ systems

      • AudioSuite — for Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE™, and Pro Tools M-Powered™ systems

      Limitations

      • No. Mac VST Plugins with .vst extension work on a Mac. Windows VST Plugins with .dll extension (Dynamic Link Library) on a Windows PC.

      VSTis a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH

      Real-Time AudioSuite™ RTAS is a registered trademark of Avid Technologies Inc.

      TDM (Time Domain Multiplex) is a plug-in format created by Digidesign for Pro Tools systems

      Pro Tools® is a registered trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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If you are a UAD plug-ins user it can be a little frustrating when you have to wade through the entire plug-ins list to get to the ones you have a license for. There is now a neat solution to this called Hide & Seek UAD Plugins. This is a free to download software utility that allows you to. If you cannot find your STL Tonality plugin in Pro Tools, follow these steps in order to make the plugins available. First, download and install the latest version of iLok License Manager from iLok.com.After install, open it and login with your iLok credentials.

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Here is a handy and free metering plugin that offers RMS, EBUR128, VU and PPM measurement.

mvMeter offers the following;

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  • behavior of classic analog VU and PPM meters
  • multiple measurement modes: PEAK, RMS, EBU R128, VU and PPM
  • multi-channel metering: stereo, left, right, mid, side channel
  • large and accurate live meters
  • adjustable pre-gain, automatic gain staging
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • 3 different meter themes
  • GUI resizing up 400%, ready for 4k displays

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It works with Windows XP or newer Mac OS X 10.5 or newer and has been tested with Pro Tools 10 and 12.

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