Is it normal that there is nothing in my "Plug-Ins" folder?


I have Ableton Live 9 Intro. All of the Folders in the Browse section on the left of the screen; Sounds, Drums, Instruments, etc all have files in them, but Plug-ins has nothing. Is that normal?


I'm trying to get Enttec's DMXIS, which I have installed on my laptop to show up as a Plug-in, which it doesn't. But, I also suspect it might be weird that there are no Plug-ins at all.


Did I install incorrectly perhaps?




daisiesbox 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • svebur
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    I just installed Ableton Live 9 which came with my Scarlett 6i6 and also wondered where my 3rd party AU/VST plugins are shown (OS X 10.10).


    "Use Audio Units" and "Use VST Plug-In Systems Folder" were off per default. Switched them on and voilá!, they showed up.

    Maybe this helps other newbies like me. :)

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • djinvisiboy
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    You might have installed the wrong version (32 vs 64 bit). When I first installed Live 9, I installed the 64 bit, and as a result, non of my many 32bit plugins showed up. upon installing the 32 bit version, everything showed up. You might also need to check the location of your plugin folder in Preferences.

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    you might also have something in your search bar? If there's anything in there, even the letter 'a' it will take everything that doesn't have an 'a' out.

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • djinvisiboy
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    Try this out:

    You can force Live to rebuild the Core Library, which contains the Instruments such as Tension, Collision, etc, by following these steps:

    -if Live is open, close it
    -navigate to this folder:

    {username)/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Live 9.0.2/Database

    and remove the "files.db" file from it (we recommend not trashing it right away, but only after the core library is successfully rebuilt)

    -restart Live.  Live will then rescan the Core Library, as well as re-index anything that you have added in "Places", but of course, because the indexer doesn't run very quickly, it could take some time until it is done.

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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