How to Find Your Plugins in Adobe Audition

Last updated on: 6/11/2018 7:48:27 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Adobe Audition but you cannot find them, follow these instructions in order to make the plugins available.

Step #1 – Verify plugin software is correctly installed

First, check whether the relevant plugin file/s are correctly installed on your computer. Go to:

Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Plug-Ins V10
Mac: Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > Plug-Ins V10

The relevant plugin file will be named after the plugin, in this format: [PluginName].bundle. For example, the plugin file for Reel ADT will be named Reel ADT.bundle.

If the plugins you are looking for are not there, install the plugins by following the instructions in this link.

Step #2 – Rescan for Plugins

If the relevant plugin files are in the above folders, perform a rescan:
  1. Launch Adobe Audition.
  2. Go to Effects > Audio Plug-In Manager.
  3. Make sure the following paths are listed under VST plug-in folders (if they are not, add them):
    Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 ; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VST3
    Mac: Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > VST3
  4. Make sure Rescan existing plug-ins is check-marked, and click on Rescan for plug-ins.

Once the rescan is done, create a new session with a supported sample rate, add a track and load your Waves plugins.

None of the above worked? Contact Technical Support.

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