How to Find Your Plugins in Logic Pro X

Last updated on: 12/20/2017 5:38:31 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Logic Pro X 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 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, restart your computer, launch Logic and see if the issue persists.

If the issue persists, perform a rescan:

  1. Quit Logic.
  2. In Finder, click on the Go menu, hold down the [Alt/Option] key and click on Library.
  3. Go to Caches > AudioUnitsCache and move to your desktop.
  4. In the same Library, now go to Preferences and move the Waves Preferences folder to your desktop.
  5. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Waves > Waveshells V10 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 V10.
  8. Launch Logic, go to Logic > Preferences > Plug-ins Manager.
    Make sure your Waves plugins are check-marked. If they are not, highlight all Waves listings and click Reset & Rescan Selection.

* When there is more than one Waves AU Reg Utility V10 file in the Waveshells V10 folder, apply steps 6 & 7 for all Waves AU Reg Utility versions.

Once the rescan is done, create a new project 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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