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Studio one 4 doesn't 'see' Piapro VST Plugin

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asked Feb 23, 2019 in Studio One 4 by levipalmer1 (180 points)
This question is very similar but slightly different. I followed the steps on the other question ( ) However, after following the activation steps on the knowledge base I still can't get it to search for Piapro Studio VST plugin. (Went to Menu, Studio One>activate>Use existing Key>Studio one 4 OEM Crypton> Ok> Activate> Success! Closed, restarted) In the menu, Studio one>Options>locations> X doesn't show VST plugin's as options. I also bought the V4X bundle which included Studio one 3 APE (When registering it Studio 4 showed up) Downloaded S1 4, so it should be 64 bit. Reset the application. Did a full uninstall and reinstall of the program, reactivated, still unable to find Piapro plugin.

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answered Feb 26, 2019 by LucasTX (2,700 points)
When you say you can't "find" the Piapro plug in - do you mean that you are not finding it in C: \ program files\ vstplugins \

or that in Studio One 4 you don't see it when you browse instruments and plug ins.  (or both?)

In my experience vst plug ins end up in lots of odd places, and you need to do a search of your hard drive (look for folders that have been recently updated) and when you find the .dll add the location to the list of places that Studio One  will check when looking for plug ins.

Hope you find the plug in.
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answered Mar 1, 2019 by levipalmer1 (180 points)
edited Mar 1, 2019 by levipalmer1
I know where the VST plug ins in my computer by following the default install path "C:/ program files/ VST Plugins" for example. The issue was telling Studio one to look there.

I have a screen shot but I can't post it. The issue was (Before I fixed it) was Studio one under instruments didn't have Crypton>Piapro or Mutant plugins. (I reinstalled them under 64 bit to make sure, and that solved the issue)
The remedy posted was to "Add it as a search location" the screen shot showed in studio one program, studio one menu (after view before help) locations tab, User data file types, sound sets, instrument library. the end. I've seen screen shots where "VST Plug in location" was another tab.