The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 All  This Thread  Reviews  Gear Database  Gear for sale     Latest  Trending
will plugins work on mac?
Old 21st July 2007
Lives for gear
Baderup99's Avatar

will plugins work on mac?

If i have plugins that are for pc (.exe), how can I get them to work on my mac, they would then need to be .dmg?
Old 21st July 2007
Gear Nut

windows software (and therefore plug-ins) won't work on OS X. .dmg denotes a Disk Image file, which is essentially a container for other files (kinda-sorta like a .zip file if you are familiar with those). you may have downloaded a plug-in that was packaged as a disk image (example: SomeCrazyPlugin.dmg) Double-click the file and a disk icon will appear on your desktop containing the plug-in, readme, etc. The two most commonly-used plug-in formats on OS X are VST and AudioUnits (AU).

VSTs go in

and Audio Units go in

(if you're using pro-tools plug-ins, they go in the '/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Digidesign' folder).

Keep in mind that not all programs are able to use both VST and AU plug-ins, so you should check to see what your software supports.
Old 21st July 2007
Lives for gear
Baderup99's Avatar

and protools doesnt use vst correct?
Old 21st July 2007
Lives for gear
Tony Shepperd's Avatar
You might be able to get a VST to RTAS wrapper.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump