How to Find Your Plugins in Vegas / Sound Forge

Last updated on: 2/11/2016 5:20:05 AM

Important Note:

Waves plugins v9.6 is the last version supported in Sony Vegas and Sound Forge applications. If you've installed using the Online method in Waves Central after March 29, 2017, you must Roll Back to Waves v9.6.

Please Note: Products released after March 29, 2017 will not be added to v9.6. Check our Release Notes for specific information

If you are trying to load your Waves plugins in Vegas / Sound Forge but you cannot find them, follow these instructions to make the plugins available.

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

    Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\Plug-Ins V9.

    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.
  2. If the relevant plugin files are in the above folders, perform a rescan:

    (a) Launch Vegas/Sound Forge. Go to Options > Preferences > VST Effects tab.

    (b) Verify that the default path for VST is shown at Default VST search folder, or add it:
    32bit - C:\Program Files(x86)\VSTPlugins
    64bit - C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins

    (c) Make sure that the WaveShell VST file is found and click Refresh.

    (d) After the scan is complete, verify that all your Waves plugins are check-marked.

    (e) Click OK.
  3. Create a new project with a supported sample rate, add a track and load your Waves plugins.

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