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EZ Drummer 2 won't start in Studio One Artist V5

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asked Mar 28, 2021 in Studio One 5 by brucemeyer1 (270 points)
I've installed and have Studio One Artist 5 working for about a year.  A few months ago I downloaded and installed the trial version of EZ Drummer.  It worked fine with S1, no problems.  I then purchased and installed the full version of EZ Drummer 2.  When I start S1 and open a song file, EZ Drummer 2 appears at the bottom of the Instruments list in a subfolder entitled VST2.   When I try to add EZ Drummer 2 either via drag and drop or the menu, nothing happens.

I've tried various setting changes in S1.  Checking and unchecking scan at startup, resetting blocks, and more.   EZ Drummer will run fine as a stand alone.

I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution to this issue on the Presonus forums and elsewhere on the web.  I've made sure that the VST path in S1 is to the folder where the EZ Drummer .dll is located. I've uninstalled and reinstalled EZ Drummer 2.  No luck.  Need some help on this one please!

I'm running Windows 10, the 64 bit versions of both softwares are installed.

2 Answers

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answered Apr 1, 2021 by stevekottwitz (200 points)

I believe you need to purchase the Rewire software (see link and photo below) to allow SO Artist version to accept third party plug-ins like EZ Drummer.

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answered Jan 25 by evandarrah (140 points)
I am currently having the same exact issue.  Did you ever find a solution to this?