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Is it possible to / how can I add a plugin to more than one folder in the plugin manager?

+7 votes
asked Dec 7, 2017 in Studio One 3 by ericvanness (190 points)
I would like to have a vocal folder that contains plugins that I like to use on vocals, but I would also like those plugins to be in other folders like compressors or eqs. If this is already possible and I'm just not figuring it out, I will be very happy to become informed. If it is not possible, I would definitely like to see it as a feature.

I've purchased Studio one as my second daw. I like it, but there are definitely some things that I'm used to having that make things much quicker.

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+1 vote
answered Dec 16, 2017 by DrummaMan (2,980 points)
edited Jan 5, 2020 by DrummaMan
You sound like a Sonar user - which is what I am.

I would very much like to see a better Plugin Manager for Studio One Pro so it's easier to set up multiple user plugin setups.

With Sonar's Plugin Manager, I was able to set up one plugin setup for tracking, one for mixing and one for mastering, and I do not see an easy way to do that efficiently in SOP.

What was nice in Sonar was that I could have a separate folder for "Clean Compression", another for "Character Compression", and the same for delays, reverbs, eq's, etc., etc., in the various setups (recording vs. mixing vs. mastering).

Everyone has their favorite 10 or 20 plugins, but every once in a while it's nice to go grab something different, and that is a serious challenge in SOP when you cannot remember who made what.

The "automatic" type function in the SOP Manager can only work as well as the OEM's internal description, so there are a LOT of plugins I'd rather separate manually...

Something more like the directory tree in Sonar Platinum would be amazing.

Presonus has a good thing on their hands with SOP, so maybe they will bring some Cakewalk/Sonar ideas on board!!