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Can you move folders of Plugins, VSTs, FX, etc. into Studio One from other DAW's?

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asked Nov 11, 2018 in Studio One 4 by charlesrouse (500 points)
I have been using a am familiar with Mixcraft 8 Pro. I am getting acclimated to Studio One, but would like to use the FX, VST's, Plugins and so one (may be some redundancy in terminology, here).

Eventually, I want these other DAW's-including free versions of Ableton and Pro Tools off of my machine totally, but I would like to be able to keep any usable resources from those. Simple mapping could be an issue if I uninstall the others, I think.

Help appreciated.

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answered Nov 13, 2018 by elliottsebag (7,610 points)
Hey there,

The thing is there is various type of plugins and you'll be able to add some to S1 but not all :

Native plugins from other daws ( basics audio effect & instruments from ableton, effect protools etc... ) you won't be able to use them in an other daw than the one they were coming from. (except using rewire which consist to open a daw within one track in an other daw ) .

External plugins types VST VST2 VST3 VSTi you'll be able to have them in studio one pro or studio one artist if you have the external plugin/rewire plugin. In order to see them in your S1's browser you wan't to go to preferences > locations > plugins & vst's and there add the locations of the folders with your vst's .

External plugins types AU (on mac only ) // Type AAX you won't since it pro tools only .

On my side i use ABleton for creation and the native fx's and instruments are awesome, i didn't liked pro tools so much especially after discovering S1 . So i would recommend Live for creation and live's and S1 for mixing & mastering as an awesome solution .

Hope this might help,

Kind regards