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Cubase - my plug-ins aren't showing up


PROCESS.AUDIO plug-ins are compatible with Cubase 6 and above in 64-bit mode ONLY.

PROCESS.AUDIO plug-ins are 64-bit only. Our plug-ins will work in either VST2 or VST3 format as long as Cubase is installed and started in 64-bit mode.


1. PROCESS.AUDIO plug-ins are 64-bit only. So make sure you are not running your DAW in 32-bit in a 32-bit environment.



In order to start Cubase in 64-bit mode:

  • Make sure Cubase isn't running.
  • Go to your /Applications folders and click on Cubase.app  and choose Get Info from the File menu or use the Command+i (⌘i) key command
  • Enable or disable the "Open in 32-bit mode" checkbox.


MAC & Windows

In newer version of Cubase, you can change to 64-bit processing precision in the Studio Setup > VST Audio System > Processing Precision.


2. Make sure your plug-ins are installed in the correct and default locations:


  • /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/  (VST2)
  • /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/  (VST3)



  • C:\Program Files\Vstplugins (VST2)
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3  (VST3)


3. Open Cubase and open the Plug-in Manager found under the "Devices" tab. Click the cog wheel to open the "Plug-in Manager Settings".

Make sure the following plug-in path is listed:

Windows: C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins and : C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 

Mac: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/  and : /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/ 

Next, click the "Rescan All" button as show in the image below:

Logic Plug-Ins Sources Settings


4. If everything fails, remove the filepath, re-scan, add the filepath again and try to re-scan.


Note : WINDOWS Black listing

Open up the Explorer and navigate to the folder C: \ Users \ <USERNAME> \ AppData \ Roaming \ Steinberg \ <PROGRAM NAME>

Delete the file VST2xBlacklist.xml which contains all your blacklisted plug-ins. Launch Cubase. It will automatically rescan your plug-ins.