VST Plug-In not showing up in Ableton Plug-In folder. (Mac)

I have installed massive and camel crusher on my mac. They install correctly in my VST folder when I install them. However, upon getting in Ableton I realized the plug-ins were not showing up in Ableton!

I didnt really know how to explain this so click on the link below to see a picture.

 

http://www.sebbvideo.com/ableton.png

Look at the window in the background and then at Ableton. What am I doing wrong?

 

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sebbdominos 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Ableton_Support Ableton staff
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    Hi there,

    The most common reason for this issue is that a 32-bit plug-in will not show up in the 64-bit version of Live and vice versa.

    Check our article for this, and other solutions to this issue:

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000349184-VST-AU-plug-in-doesn-t-appear-in-Live

    Also reference our recommendations for installing plug-ins here:

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209071729-Recommendations-for-using-VST-plug-ins-on-Windows

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209068929-Recommendations-for-using-AU-and-VST-plug-ins-on-Mac

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • snitchkult
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    Go into Preferences...File Folder.... Make sure you have plug-ins enabled... There are four options Rescan plugins- Use Audio Units (turn this on- off by default). Use VST Plug-in System folders... (turn this on, although I just use Audio Units as VSTs are kind of outdated on Mac OS X). You can figure it out from there.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Funk N. Furter
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    First check they are in the right folder, which is in system/library/audio/plugins.

    Are you on 32 or 64 bit Live? Are the plugins 64 bit if your Live version is?

    Have you set the VST folder in Live's preferences? Have you scanned it?

     

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    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • miomakesmusic
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    Try checking the permissions, highlight the vst, click 'Apple + i' check that all the permissions are set to read + write. This worked on my laptop but for some reason not on my iMac. Give it a try. 

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • birkenhain
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    I have the problem with windows 7. does anyone has an idea, how to solf the problem? Thankyou for answers

     

    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • L T
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    Same problem here ! 2015

    i have many plug-ins, but there's one i bought yesterday and it won't show on ableton! all my plug-ins are on the SAME folder :O

     

    tried reinstalling twice

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Rubber Toe
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    same issue, and i get this error message after searching for "massive" in abletons search bar, and double clicking the massive folder (there is no contents of the folder) :(

    http://imgur.com/aV8nl5A

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • skymakai
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    Try downloading the 64bit Application, if you're on the 32bit Application and vice versa.

    Although it's true that some 32bit plugins won't show up in the 64bit Application, the opposite is also true; some 64bit plugins won't show up in the 32bit Application.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • neilmcm1975
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    I have the same problem installed the vst in the folder and then they don't show up in the plugins in ableton

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • bgelber
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    same problem. i see them in my finder folder, but not i ableton. has this been resolved?

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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