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Can I use East West PLAY on Studio One 3 Pro? If so, how do I install it?

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asked Mar 5, 2016 in Studio One 3 by meredithgraham (120 points)
I just installed Studio One 3 Pro on my PC. I have Windows 10.


I have East West's PLAY with all these great virtual instruments, but in order to record any of them, PLAY has to be installed as a plug-in on a DAW.


All of the virtual instrument files are inside a library on my computer called PLAY LIBRARIES.


So my question is, can I install PLAY as a plug-in on Studio One 3 Pro? If so, can someone give me specific step-by-step instructions? I am not tech savvy at all, so I really need to be walked through each step.


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answered Mar 6, 2016 by jamesbuhler (920 points)

You shouldn't need to do anything. Studio One should recognize the Play VST at start up. If it doesn't, then you need to point Studio One at your plug-in location. I don't know where the plug-ins are stored on Windows, but on the Mac they are stored in ~/library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST. You can see where Studio One thinks your plug-ins should be by looking at the "preferences" panel, then going to "locations" and then going to the "VST Plug-Ins" tab. See also Setup>Managing Your Content in the Studio One 3 manual. (You can search for VST.) 

You may in fact already have your Play plug-in installed. Look in the browser.

Just pull the Play VST over to an empty space in the main window and a new track will appear with the Play instance on it. Otherwise you can drop it on an existing instrument track to install the Play VST on it. If you want to address the multiple outputs of Play you need to do some further work in the Mix panel to enable additional outputs.

Hope this helps.

commented Mar 8, 2017 by AlexTinsley (924,900 points)
We wanted to add an additional note.

Make sure you're on Studio One 3.1 or higher. We found an issue where in 3.0.x version so Studio One where this plug had a slight delay in when the transport is initiated and Play is being used in the song.
asked Dec 20, 2022 in Studio One 6 by jeffboehm (160 points) Update to Using EW Play with Studio One 6