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COMMNOS FILES VST2, VST3, VstPlugins Where is right?
Old 15th July 2013
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COMMNOS FILES VST2, VST3, VstPlugins Where is right?

Ragazzi qualcuno sa aiutarmi con le varie cartelle di cubase Commons files VST2 - Vstpluing - VST 3 etc...

I have a problem with a VST TRIGGER of Steven Slate, when i open 4 or six istances cubase go in crash.
My computer is vary powerfull HD SSD, 8 Core, RAM 12 giga... Bios optimized...

My question is: Where is the right place for installation wiht win 7 64 bit?

- C: program/steinberg/VstPlugins
- or in C: programSteinberg/Cubase 6/ VstPlugins
- or in C: program Steinberg/Cubase 6/ VST3
- or in C: program/Commons Files/Steinberg/VST2

And furthemore wich is the differance from those folder?
Why the Plug ins installer sometimes install the plug in one (forx example cubase 6- vstplugin) folder but other software house install in another folder (forx example Commons file - steinberg - VST2?

And Last question: why when steven slate installer install the .dll in the Commons file steinberg VST2 but in the Cubase - plug ins information i read TRIGGER .vst3?

Let me know Which is the rght plase for install and the differances. Thank you in advance.
Old 17th July 2013
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On my system - 64 bit

VST2: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Vstplugins
VST3: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

I THINK installers read their locations from the windows registry, but exactly where I dont really know. Maybe someone else does?

Either way I make sure everything I install goes in those two folders.
Old 18th July 2013
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Ok thank you for your answer
Old 31st July 2013
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What I have found is ,

Vst2 (preffered except for sidechain) = anywhere you want
VST3 - always use defaults only! There is no option to chose your own directory afaik!
Old 28th August 2013
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This is the way I run things on advice from my DAW builder.
Never, ever point your VST2 plugin paths (Devices/Plugin Information/VST2 Plugin Paths) to folders that result in you scanning both 32 & 64-bit versions of the same plugs.
The trouble starts when you need to use 32-bit plugins that are installed to the default location for shared plugins (C:/Program Files (x86)/Steinberg/VSTplugins) where that folder includes a mixture of both 32-bit plugins as well as 32-bit plugins that also have a 64-bit version installed too.
That last part is extremely important. Scanning both 64 & 32-bit versions of the same plugin will seriously wreck your day sooner or later.
Here's how we handle it (and we do not have plugin related troubles).
1 - VST3. With 64-bit VST3 there are no issues. You will usually let these install to the default location (C:/Program Files/Common Files/Steinberg/VST3).
2 - VST2.x. These are your problem.
With UAD, Steinberg & Waves I leave defaults.
With VST3 I leave defaults.
With VST2, I split into 3 folders:
A - C:/Program Files/64
B - C:/Program Files/32
C - C:/Program Files/32_Shared
Folder A is pointed to by 64-bit host
Folder B is pointed to by both 64 & 32-bit host
Folder C is only pointed by 32-bit host.
Install 64-bit VST2 to Folder A, install 32-bit ONLY plugs (those that do not have a 64-bit version at all) into Folder C. Install 32-bit plugs that also have a 64-bit version into Folder B.
Point your Plugin Paths to the right locations and close/relaunch - all should now be spot-on.
Old 31st March 2021 | Show parent
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wow, thanks for this, are you still on this forum? I have a follow-up question.
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