How to Find Your Plugins in Final Cut Pro X

Last updated on: 10/24/2019 7:49:12 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Final Cut Pro X but you cannot find them, follow these instructions in order to make the plugins available.

Step #1 – Verify Plugin Installation

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

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. Quit FCPX.
  2. In Finder, click on the Go menu, hold down the [Alt/Option] key and click on Library.
  3. Go to Preferences and move the file to your desktop.
  4. Still in Preferences, drag the Waves Preferences folder to the desktop.
  5. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > Waveshells V11 (or the version you own) and run the Waves AU Reg Utility
  6. Click on Let’s Go.
  7. If asked to Locate the Waves Plugins Folder, direct to Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > Plug-Ins V11 (or the version you own).
  8. Restart the computer and launch Final Cut Pro X.

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

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