How to Find Your Plugins in FL Studio

Last updated on: 5/31/2020 4:30:31 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in FL 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 in the above folder, install the plugins by following the instructions in this link.

Step #2 – Rescan for Plugins

If the relevant plugin files are in the above folder, perform a rescan:

  1. In FL Studio, create a project with a supported sample rate, right-click on Plugin Database, and select Manage Plugins.
  2. Under Plugin Search Paths, make sure that both VST3 paths are listed and check-marked. If they do not exist, add them.
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 ; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VST3
    • Mac: Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > VST3

  3. Under Scan options, verify that 'Scan previously scanned plug-ins' and 'Re-Scan Plug-Ins with Errors' are highlighted, if they are not, highlight them.
  4. At the top left of the window, make sure Verify Plugins is check-marked, and click on Start scan.

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