How to add new VST to Ableton?
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    Default How to add new VST to Ableton?

    Hey guys, how do you add new VST to Ableton? There is a rescan button but im afraid i may lose all my current ones.

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    Ableton rescans the VST folder when it boots, if you do it manually you won't lose any of the ones currently available.

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    If you are not seeing a new VST, make sure it got installed in the right place.

    I've noticed the default install location for some VSTs is not always in the standard directory so when you scan for it, of course it won't show up. Make sure during the install you choose the directory listed in the Ableton preferences.

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    Just drag them into the VST folder.

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    You can also assign which folder houses your VST's. Check that first in preferences. Then find folder and the .dll file for the vst you want to show up. Copy and past that file into your assigned VST folder. I had an issue with samplemoog not showing up even after rtfm. They had to give me sampletank instead to read the sample moog library and show as a vst. Perhaps its just the plug in you are using.
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