Missing Audio Effects/Plug-Ins

Eli-Oklesh wrote on 7/21/2022, 8:43 AM

Hi! I recently opened Vegas Pro 19 and noticed that my audio effect/plug-in list has changed. For example, the Vibrato effect is missing, among others. Furthermore, some of the stock audio effects (Distortion, and others) only show a white screen when I try to apply them to an event. I think I may have jacked something up in my VST folders, and I'm not sure how to recover things to how they should be. Does anyone have any ideas? TIA!


rraud wrote on 7/21/2022, 9:00 AM

Confirm the VSTs' folder location is specified in one of the VST search folders." Go to Options> Preferences> VST Effects" (assuming VP 19 is the same as VP-16) and select the VST folder(s) locations in the 'default 'or ''alternate 'VST search folders'.

Some of the plug-ins are Direct X, so look for them in the 'All' folder. The above does not need to be done for DX plugs.

rraud, Magix forums moderator

Eli-Oklesh wrote on 7/21/2022, 9:15 AM

Thanks, @rraud! I think that's where I may have screwed something up, actually. I have some folders listed in those fields (default/alternate), but I am not sure they are the correct ones. I'm not entirely sure which folders were originally indicated in those fields when I installed VP19, so I'm thinking my VP19 is not able to find some of these plug-ins. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, I'm kind of an idiot with these things...

Eli-Oklesh wrote on 7/21/2022, 10:41 AM

Interesting. I just pulled up a previous project in which I had used a number of these missing plug-ins, and I see this message, "The Plug-Ins specified are not installed on this system," and lists a number of plug-ins I am familiar with. How did these get uninstalled, and how do I get them back? Maybe if I uninstall/reinstall Vegas altogether?

rraud wrote on 7/21/2022, 2:17 PM

Sometimes shit happens or shared plug-ins just get removed when another audio application is uninstalled, this usuall happens when using a third-party uninstaller... However in most cases, a third-party uninstaller is highly recommended.
Reinstalling Vegas and/or Sound Forge (if applicable) should reinstall the missing items,.. though they may be a separate component in the installation manager.

There are usually VST plug-ins in BOTH the 64bit and (x86) Program Files folder, so check both for VST folders. Many plug-ins are installed in the "Steinberg" folder by default , so include those as an alternate VST folder search as well.