How to Find Your Plugins in Studio One

Last updated on: 6/11/2018 7:46:26 AM

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Studio One 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 Studio One (Windows users: right click > Run as administrator).
  2. Go to Studio One > Options (PC) / Preferences (Mac) > Locations > VST Plug-Ins tab , and make sure the following paths are listed (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
  3. Check-mark Scan at startup.
  4. Click on Reset Blacklist and when prompted click Yes.
  5. Click OK and restart Studio One.


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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