How Do I Install AU Plugins?

General Instructions:

How to use installed plugins in Ableton Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2VjFjUhlR4

  1. If Ableton Live is closed, open it and skip to #5.
  2. If Ableton Live is already open, go to Preferences.
  3. Go to Files & Folder.
  4. Click "Rescan plugins".
  5. Find the plugin in the Ableton plugins folder in the sidebar.
  6. Drag-and-drop the plugin onto your track at the bottom of the screen.

How to use installed plugins in Logic Pro X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_dhy1wSIdI

  1. Open Logic Pro X. Newly installed plugins should be detected automatically every time Logic is opened.
  2. If you've downloaded an effect or utility plugin, these can be used on an insert for any track in the mixer.
  3. Create a software instrument track if you downloaded a virtual instrument plugin.
  4. Under Default Patch, go to AU Instruments and choose the plugin you just installed.

How to use installed plugins in Avid Pro Tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5QZ48MtuA

  1. Open Pro Tools. Newly installed plugins should be detected automatically every time Pro Tools is opened.
  2. If you've downloaded an effect or utility plugin, these can be used on an insert for many types of tracks (Audio, Aux, Instrument, Master Fader...)
  3. If you’ve downloaded a software instrument, create a new Instrument track.
  4. Navigate to the Mixer and locate the newly created Instrument track.
  5. Select the desired instrument plugin by clicking on any of the Inserts on the Instrument track.

How to Install plugins to Garage Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_NmmTYMNhQ

  1. Go to the Reverb SYNC Software and plugin Collection.
  2. Choose your desired plugin.
  3. Reverb will auto-detect your platform, so simply click the download button.
  4. Continue the installation process by following the prompt.
  5. Hover your mouse over the smart control button.
  6. Click Show Inspector icon.
  7. Click on plugins and choose your desired plugin.
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