Where do I load a new VSTI synth?

Gloglee
Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine
edited January 24 in Maschine

I want to expand my contemporary sounds into Maschine. Which folder do I load them into so the Maschine can see them?

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  • ShelLuser
    ShelLuser NetherlandsMember Posts: 135 Tri
    Answer ✓

    Depends, you can set up dedicated folders for this.

    Just check the Maschine Preferences, open the Plug-Ins tab and then check out the "Locations" section; there you can add as many folders containing VST's as you'd like.

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  • ShelLuser
    ShelLuser NetherlandsMember Posts: 135 Tri
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    Depends, you can set up dedicated folders for this.

    Just check the Maschine Preferences, open the Plug-Ins tab and then check out the "Locations" section; there you can add as many folders containing VST's as you'd like.

  • Gloglee
    Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine

    Thanks. I did that. I rescanned. The new vst doesn't come up. I wonder what I;m missing...

  • ShelLuser
    ShelLuser NetherlandsMember Posts: 135 Tri
    edited January 28

    @Gloglee said:

    Thanks. I did that. I rescanned. The new vst doesn't come up.

    What type of VST was it? (some day I'll try reading the thread header and peoples profiles! 🙄) If that was a VST3 then this is unfortunately by design because those are not supported just yet.

    Another possibility could be the location of vst vs. vsti, in other words: effects vs. instruments. If you're working on a sound then the location of the VST will also matter:
















    So I have a rather insane amount of VST's it seems 😏

    Anyway, as you can see I have a certain amount of VST's and yes, if you'd look inside the 'Native Instruments' folder you'd see effects such as Raum too. Thing is: NI treats their own plugins a bit more 'special' than others, many VST3 versions will also show up in there while my other VST3's won't work.

    Onto my point:

    Well, it seems the new layout doesn't allow for images to be placed side by side, but whatever. Notice any differences between my screenshots? I highlighted my example...

    Voxengo SPAN (awesome analyzer btw, well worth the money IMO) only popped up after I had placed an instrument onto the chain, I couldn't add this at the beginning. So that's also something to keep in mind.

    Hope this can give you some ideas.

  • Gloglee
    Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine

    Yes. It gave some ideas. Thank you.

    However, I still am not able to load 3rd party vst synths. So I tried getting one from NI. I loaded up Diva.

    Again I can run it from my DAW. But I am not able to get NI Maschine to load the sounds. I see them, for example, in Kontrol. But when I click them, I am told Maschine can not find them.

    I am open to other possible suggestions. I appreciate your time on this.

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 893 admin

    @Gloglee If you haven't already, can you try launching Maschine standalone by right-clicking and selecting Run as Administrator? (If you're using Windows that is.)

    If it still doesn't show up, try these steps here and let us know if that helps: My MASCHINE 2 Browser is Empty or Incomplete

  • Gloglee
    Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine

    Thanks folks. I did both of these steps. I still can't find my 3rd part plugins. They load on my DAW. Not on Maschine.

  • Gloglee
    Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine

    Does anybody else have Spire on Maschine?

    Does anyone else use Serum on Maschine?

  • coarsy
    coarsy HeppenheimMember Posts: 7 Sine

    Hi, yes, I'm using Serum within Maschine. It runs without any problems for months!

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 893 admin

    @Jeremy_NI Looping you in because I'm stumped. 🙏

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 951 mod

    Hey @Gloglee In which folders did you install the VST files for these third party plug-ins ? Are these folders showing in your plug-in folders here ?

    If you added the folders, hit rescan and your Vsts still don't show up, reset the database, as instructed in this video:


  • Gloglee
    Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine
    edited February 11

    I don't remember being able to select which folder to install it to the first time I loaded it.

    When I so a search in File Explorer for Spire I find listed it in the Programs folder. But I can not open the program. There are only manuals in that folder.

    UPDATE: I found Spire in the vstiplugins folder in Cakewalk. Rescanned on M2 and now I have a whole library of FX and Spire.

    But now when I load Spire into a group on M2 ... I don't even know how to say this... I still can't get a sound.

    If this is outside the scope of this particular hive mind, let me know. My brain is getting fuzzy and I either need more coffee or a short 10 hour nap.

  • Gloglee
    Gloglee Member Posts: 12 Sine

    I'm going to uninstall Spire and start over.

    What is the best folder to load in to?

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