How to Find Your Plugins in Bitwig Studio

Last updated on: 3/22/2020 10:58:19 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Bitwig Studio 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 V11 (or the version you own)
  • Mac: Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > Plug-Ins V11 (or the version you own)

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 Bitwig Studio.
  2. Go to File > Settings > Locations and 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
    • Mac: Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > VST3
  3. Right-click the Waveshell-VST under the Browser’s Devices tab.
  4. Select Rescan (a folder including the scanned WaveShell/s will appear above the devices but will disappear upon next launch of Bitwig).
  5. Repeat for each WaveShell.

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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