In Studio One, Native Instruments products are loaded as a VST plug-ins on Windows computers. On Mac computers, they can be loaded as either as VST or AU plug-ins. To enable this, you must ensure that Studio One scans the folders where your NI plug-ins are located. This article describes this procedure for both Mac and Window systems.
Note: Since version 4, Studio One is no longer compatible with 32-bit plug-ins. This article refers to the 64-bit VST plug-ins only.
On a Mac computer, all AU and VST files are installed to default locations, so you do not need to define specific plug-in folders during the installation of your NI products.
Studio One will automatically scan these locations at each startup and recognize any new plug-ins that have been installed.
Installing the NI VST Plug-ins
VST3 plug-ins are installed to C > Program Files > Common Files > vst3 by default. This location does not have to be added to the plug-in window in Studio One. Studio One will scan that folder automatically.
On a Windows computer, the VST plug-ins can be installed to any location on your hard drive. We strongly recommend to use the default installation path offered by Native Access:
- C: > Program Files > Native Instruments > VSTPlugins 64 bit
If you want to install the VST plug-ins to a different location, you can set the path in Native Access before the installation as explained in this article.
Adding the NI VST folder to Studio One
- Start Studio One and navigate to Studio One > Options:
- Under Locations, click the VST Plug-Ins tab:
- Click the Add button to add your VST 64 location and click Apply to confirm:
Your plug-ins can now be loaded in Studio One.