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How do I set the path to my Toontrack plug-in in Cubase?

Solution:
After installing a Toontrack plug-in you will need to let Cubase know where the new plug-in is installed. Depending on your Operating system, specifications and the bit depth of the plug-in the location can be slightly different.

  • The default location for the installation of a 32-bit Toontrack plug-in on 32-bit Operating system is C:\ProgramFiles\VstPlugins\Toontrack.
  • The default location of a 32-bit Toontrack plug-in on a 64-bit Operating system is
    C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\VstPlugins\Toontrack\32bit.
  • Finally, the default location of a 64-bit Toontrack plug-in on a 64-bit system is
    C:\ProgramFiles\VstPlugins\Toontrack\64bit.

Please note that if you choose a custom path for installation the above paths will not apply.

Once the plug-in is installed it necessary to ensure that Cubase recognizes the installation path. To set the path to the plug-in file in Cubase open the plug-in manager and enter the appropriate plug-in path to the VST Scan Path. This operation is preformed slightly different in the various versions of Cubase. The screenshots below show Cubase 5. Open the plug-in manager and click ‘VST 2.x Plug-in Paths’.

Click Add, and navigate to the location that the plug-in file is on your hard drive (default paths previously listed):

Finally, in the main page of the plugin manager, click Update and your Toontrack plug-ins (EZdrummer and EZmix in this case) should appear under the found plug-ins:

You will now be able to launch your Toontrack plug-in in Cubase.

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