I'm putting VST .dll's in my plug-in folder, but they're not appearing in Live

I'm running Live 9 Lite on Windows 64bit. I already have two plug-ins that I installed when I bought a Novation Launchpad (it came with my version of Live). I've tried installing U-he TyrellN6 and Mausynth VSTs, and moving the dlls to my correct plug-in folder, but they never appear in Live's plug-in tab.

Do I have to keep copies of the plug-ins in different folders or what? Because I've been moving them from my downloads folder to my ableton plug-in folder.

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ShredasaurusRex 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Nick Dixon
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    Make sure the plugins are 64 bit and the .dll is in a vst folder found in your program files not your program files x86. x86 is for 32 bit stuff. Make sure the Ableton plugin preferences folder is going to the vst plugins folder in the program files and not the vst plugins folder in program files x86. Turn the custom folder button off and back on to get a good full rescan.  

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Nick Dixon
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    If your plugins are 32 bit and you want to use them in 64bit ableton you may need Jbridge.

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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