How To Install our plugins?
1. After a purchase
Our KVLT Drums II and it's Expansions comes with an installer software that you run in order to install, but our other plugins are installed as below:
You'll get our plugins in .ZIP or .DMG package downloads on the "completed order" page as well as on the e-mail receipt. First thing you need to do, after a purchase, is to download a proper plugin format for an operating system and audio editor that you use. We have packages for Windows and Macintosh OS, and plugin format VST, VST3, AU and AAX. You'll have to check on your audio editor software, which plugin format it needs. Most plugins we provide are 64-bit plugins, and you will need a 64-bit operating system as well as audio editor supporting 64-bit.
- Windows software uses VST or VST3 usually. Softwares like Reaper, Studio One, Cubase, Ableton all use VST's.
- Macintosh softwares mostly support AU, but some do support VST too.
- Pro Tools uses AAX plugin format, for both operating systems.
Once you've determined your operating system and audio editor's plugin requirements, download the corresponding .ZIP or .DMG from our site. Then, based on your operating system and audio software, unzip the file and place into a folder described below:
2. Unzip into a folder
- Installation directory varies between audio editors, but default directory of VST plugins is: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugins or C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST. Usually audio editor's preferences will have an option for selecting your preferred VST plugin directory, so you can check out from there if the plugin is not recognized by your audio editor.
- Pro Tools AAX folder is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins
Macintosh has user-specific folders and system-wide folders for plugins. It's up to you which one to use but they both should work out fine. You'll find it fast by opening up your finder and using a shortcut Shift-
Please note in certain DAW's like Reaper it is possible to set up a custom path for VST plugins (e.g C:/VST Plugins). Open up Options/Preferences/Plugins/VST and then click "Edit" and locate your custom VST folder (e.g C:/VST Plugins)
3. Open up your audio editor
Once you've placed the plugin into a folder, you can open up your audio editor and most of them will scan plugins automatically. If not, please refer to your audio editor's user guide or tutorials on the web how to install VST/AU/AAX plugins on it. Sometimes it requires to re-scan the plugins or delete a plugin cache which is an audio editor specific file.
Most of our plugins are virtual instruments, and some editors require you to create a virtual instrument track to be able to use them. Once you've created the track, insert the plugin in it and feed some midi notes to it with either midi editor inside the audio software, or with your midi instrument, once you've made sure the midi instrument is assigned the the track. This process is audio software specific, and a lot of information can be found @ web, youtube and google.
If everything fails after these steps, feel free to contact us here! :)
(Please note: Most Tech Support queries can be answered between 1-2 business days but some queries may take between 3-10 business days to answer.)
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How to install .ugricab Impulse Response files?
- Open TRVE Cab and click "Settings" button.
- Click Browse and Save.
- Enter the location where you have
unzipped the .ugricab files (e.g C:/Files/Impulse Responses). Once you have selected the root folder (TRVE Cab will be able to detect every .ugricab file within the folder so you don't have to set it up specifically per Cab pack).
- After selecting the path click Close.
- Preset list is automatically updated instantly. You can also browse .ugricab files from the regular filebrowser on the TRVE Cab window.