Can't get Vegas 16 Pro to recognize a single VST

Norrin_Radd22 wrote on 4/25/2020, 8:37 AM

I have added my main VST folder to the Default VST search Folder. It doesn't populate the box with a single VST, as if it is saying I have no VSTs in that folder. I am a professional audio user that uses Cubase for Audio, and I can confirm there are MANY VSTs in that folder.

Hitting refresh doesn't do anything. Can't get any of my VSTs to display let alone become functional in Vegas. Anyone know where to start troubleshooting this?


Dexcon wrote on 4/25/2020, 9:03 AM

If they are VST 3, I don't believe that VST 3 is supported as yet in Vegas Pro.

Norrin_Radd22 wrote on 4/25/2020, 9:16 AM

Good suggestion, but alas, they are all VST2. I keep the VST 3 plugins in a separate folder.

Even if I grind down to just a single VST, it will still not populate in to the window in Vegas.

Dexcon wrote on 4/25/2020, 9:28 AM

Another possibility … have you tried adding the desired VST folder to the Alternative VST Search Folder rather than the default search folder? VST 2s such as iZotope RX and Neutron plugins should work.

Norrin_Radd22 wrote on 4/25/2020, 9:34 AM

I tried neutron specifically, in the Alternate VST Search Folder, and it does not work either. So quick that I had to take a video of my screen and replay it to see what it said. But alas, no updating seems to have taken place.



rraud wrote on 4/25/2020, 10:06 AM

Are the VST effects files listed and check marked in the "Options> Preferences> VST Effects" menu? If not, there are in another folder somewhere. VST plug-in <.dll> files are typically in the Program files and Program files (x86} route folders, By default, many are usually placed in the "Steinberg" sub-folder upon installation. Confirm the VST <.dll> files are actually in the designated VST search folders .

Norrin_Radd22 wrote on 4/25/2020, 10:27 AM

No, they do not list, at all. This is also the exact same folder I have selected inside Cubase, which does list all the VSTs. I am a professional composer, so I have lots of experience with VSTs, and I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt that the VSTs are in this folder.

Former user wrote on 4/25/2020, 12:22 PM

Just as a check, try running Vegas as admin. See if that allows it to access your VST folders.

adis-a3097 wrote on 4/25/2020, 5:27 PM

Um, are you talking about VST instruments?

Norrin_Radd22 wrote on 4/25/2020, 8:21 PM

I tried as admin but didn't see a change.

And hehe, no, The VSTs are all in one main VST folder, FX and instruments, but I have also tried to just point it to a single VST folder in that main folder (iZotope Neutron for example) and it still does not populate my list even witht hat single VST.

Is there a permission setting that might be causing this other than admin rights? Because I tend to have a pretty locked down system. But it stands to reason that if Cubase can see the VSTs, Vegas should be able to as well, yeah?

Even free apps like Modplug Tracker can find my VSTs. It seems localized to Vegas, this problem I am having.

rraud wrote on 4/26/2020, 10:43 AM

"it stands to reason that if Cubase can see the VSTs, Vegas should be able to as well, yeah?"
Yes, Vegas 'should' be seeing the VST <.dll> files.

Perhaps try resetting VP, to the default installation state.. or uninstall> reinstall. Then reset the VST search folders.