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unclejason
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Folks,

I've seen several question regarding third party plug ins with S1 Pro but I've yet to find the answer this specific question; can anyone tell me where in S1 I can find my third party plugins? I'm not sure where I should expect them to show up.

A little more info that might help:

I'm running Windows 7 and using x64.

I have all of my plugins in the recommended folder: C:\Program Files\Vstplugins

I've confirmed that in S1 the Location (under S1\Options\Location) the above directory is listed for my VST's

Only problem is I can't find where my VST's are within S1.

Most of the plugins are for guitar, such as Poulin amps (Legion). I did read something about not being able to use certain plugins with x64 version of S1; I have no clue how to tell if my plugins are x64 or x32 though. And I figured at least one of the long list of plugins I have would have to be compatible.

Sorry, I know this is probably a dumb question but any help is appreciated!
Jason Stallworth (Uncle Jason)
Tampa, FL
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Gear:
Studio One Pro 2
Presonus AudioBox Interface
Toshiba Satellite L555, AMD Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Windows 7
KRK Rokits G5 Monitors
AKG (extremely old but still good) phones
Samson C01 Condenser Mic (need a better mic!)

ESP M1000 Deluxe (my main axe)
Ibanez RG1570
Dean 5 string bass (want a new/better one)
POD HD500
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Gizzmo0815
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You are correct, 32 bit plugins won't work in the 64 bit version of Studio One. The only way you would be able to tell ahead of time whether or not your plugin is a 64 bit plug (without being a programmer) would be to check with the developer (either peruse their web page or send an e-mail and ask to clarify). A lot of the free ones, like the Poulin plugins you're mentioning are not 64 bit plugins and therefor will only work with the 32 bit version of Studio One.

Fortunately you can instal both the 32 bit AND the 64 bit version of Studio One on the same machine, and use the same activation for both (you don't need to reactivate, just use the same key). Then make a VST folder somewhere (wherever you like, but I just like to make it on your primary hard drive, or if you have a dedicated audio drive that works as well) and have two subdirectories, one with your 32 bit plugins, and one with your 64 bit plugins and point the respective versions of Studio One to those folders. If the plugin comes with just a .DLL file (or several) you just place those in the folder you want Studio One to find them in. If the plugin comes as an installer, make sure that when you install the plugin that the plugin installs where you want it to (usually 'program files') and that the .DLL goes into your VST folder (most installers will allow you to pick the place for the .DLL).

Another alternative is to use a piece of software called a bit bridge which would allow you to run 32 bit plugins in a 64 bit host. The most popular one for PCs is JBridge, but it's not free.

Confusing huh!

I hope that helps you understand a little better. If you have more questions just come on back and we'll get you sorted!

Cheers!

- Giz

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unclejason
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Giz, I appreciate the response. I think I'd rather just use plugins that are compatible with the x64 version. I'm just trying to find some good metal guitar tones. I was using my POD XT Live processor but I'd really rather use plugins for the sake of convenience. I can dial in decent metal tones with Ampire but it's not quite what I want (I'm gonna continue tweaking and messing with the EQ).

So, if I had plugins that were compatible with the x64 version, where would they show up in S1 Pro? Would it be under 'Effects' where all the Ampire amps and effects that came with S1 are, or in a different place since the vst is pointing to a different folder?

Thanks!
Jason Stallworth (Uncle Jason)
Tampa, FL
http://www.jasonstallworth.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/jasonstallworth
http://www.soundcloud.com/jasonstallworth

Gear:
Studio One Pro 2
Presonus AudioBox Interface
Toshiba Satellite L555, AMD Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Windows 7
KRK Rokits G5 Monitors
AKG (extremely old but still good) phones
Samson C01 Condenser Mic (need a better mic!)

ESP M1000 Deluxe (my main axe)
Ibanez RG1570
Dean 5 string bass (want a new/better one)
POD HD500
[Email] [WWW]
Gizzmo0815
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Well...

When you start up Studio One you can open up the options and click on the "locations" tab. Then there's a tab that allows you to choose where Studio One will search for any plugins you've installed. If, for example, you have your plugins installed in a folder on your C: then you can add that folder to the list and Studio One will search there every time you open the program (or you can leave the search on open function turned off until you want it to look, there's a checkbox for that).

Once you've done that you'll find that effects plugins (like guitar simulators, EQs, compressors etc...) will show up under the "Effects" tab in the browser. And instruments (Synthesizers, samplers, etc...) will show up under the "Instruments" tab in the browser.

I'm not at my computer right now, but if someone hasn't done it for you by the time I get home I'll post some pictures to show you what I mean.

Hope that helps!

- Giz
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unclejason
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Ah, I see now. I had downloaded Reaper a long time ago (I was deciding between S1 and Reaper; of course I went with S1) and at that time I had downloaded a lot of free plugins which I found one that's x64 (Red Skull Distortion) and I'm able to use that with S1 now.

Thanks for all your help!
Jason Stallworth (Uncle Jason)
Tampa, FL
http://www.jasonstallworth.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/jasonstallworth
http://www.soundcloud.com/jasonstallworth

Gear:
Studio One Pro 2
Presonus AudioBox Interface
Toshiba Satellite L555, AMD Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Windows 7
KRK Rokits G5 Monitors
AKG (extremely old but still good) phones
Samson C01 Condenser Mic (need a better mic!)

ESP M1000 Deluxe (my main axe)
Ibanez RG1570
Dean 5 string bass (want a new/better one)
POD HD500
[Email] [WWW]
Gizzmo0815
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No problem! Glad you got it worked out.

Cheers!

- Giz
Computer: Lenovo y560, 2.0 GHz quad core, 8 gb RAM, Win 7 (x64)
Presonus "Stuff": Studio One Pro, Presonus Firestudio Mobile, Studiolive 16.0.2, Faderport
Blue Beagle Music
My Blog
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