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'''Peter 10Nov11:''' Comments from Gale copied at his request from the Forum:
 
*'''Gale:''' [[ToDo-2]]
 
**I'm sure the long list of (mainly Windows) "functional" effects has broken links, effects that are no longer available and so on. Some user on Windows added most of the effects to that list at some point in history.
 
**The "List of Plug-ins with known problems" is likely out of date too, and certainly does not need references to behaviour with the old VST-bridge. There may be a case for maintaining that list, rather than pointing users to Bugzilla reports, especially if there were issues that we could not fix.
 
*'''Peter 10Nov15:''' Boy this page '''''does''''' need some loving. 
 
*#I killed all the dead links in the main list and in the problems list as a starter.
 
*#I really think we should not be listing any for which we cannot provide a suitable link. Apart from any other consideration this would shorten the page nicely
 
*#I suspect even those listed with links could be pruned a little ''(but my knowledge/experience is limited here)''.
 
*#Rather I would suggest linking to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Studio_Technology#VST_plugins Virtual Studio Technology] in Wikipedia.  That page has links to suppliers of VST effects and on those pages are downloads for various VSTs
 
*#And if a user requires even more VST plug-ins/plugins they can always try [https://www.google.co.uk/#q=vst+plug-ins Googling]
 
*#Any listed one should really carry a brief description of what the plug-in does
 
*#Traditionally we would bullet-point the list - Connie doesn't like the "br" construct - but I'm not going to tackle this till we address 2 above.
 
*'''Peter 15Nov15:''' Well I've given it a first bit of loving today:
 
**Split the list into two, those plug-ins with links and those without
 
**Reformatted the list of those with links to be an ordered list and reming the "br" linebrak construct tha Connie does not like.
 
**Set a P2 recommending that we just lose the list of those plug-ins without a link (users could use Google and/or Wikipedia.
 
* '''Gale 16Nov15:''' Thanks, Peter. I think the best thing to do is make this a wiki sortable table, with columns for the following: 
 
** Plug-in name
 
** Publisher
 
** OS/architecture
 
** Maximum Audacity version (this would usually be blank but e.g. the PPC Mac plugins are maximum Audacity 2.1.1)
 
** Comments.
 
:: See an example of a sortable table at [[FFmpeg_integration#Exporting using latest FFmpeg]]. I would be prepared to make the table if necessary. I guess most of the plugins listed here are free and we would rarely list commercial VST's unless there was no comparable free alternative. So commercial plugins would probably best be in their own section.
 
:: [[ToDo-2]] Also, we should have a note div here about free VST realtime hosts which could be used to apply effects during recording, with Audacity recording the host's output. I know you may not want to do that but someone else can.
 
*'''Peter 16Nov15:''' While this is an admirable suggestion Gale, I'm sorry but I don't really think I have the time needed to devote to this.  There are c. 110 in this list and each one would need to be reasearched to populate the table you postulate - and I don't have any background at all in using VST effects.  It's also something that we can't really do piecemeal, it really is something that has to be done all in one go.
 
**And I note that on the [[Download Nyquist Plug-ins]] page we only list there, we don't tabulate - but we do sort into groups.
 
* '''Gale 16Nov15:''' This list is very hard to read. Grouping into a number of lists for each type of effect could work, but that would need more research. I only propose (for now) to put the information in the table that we already have. But the table would then be much easier to read and more information could easily be added by anyone. You can get list to table tools so the conversion should not be a long job, so I remain willing to do it sometime. After going as far as you are willing, you could copy both the linked and unlinked lists to [[User:Galeandrews/VST Plugins revamp]] for me (see below about the unlinked lists). 
 
**'''Peter 17Nov15:''' I agree that the current list is barely navigable, in contrast the Nyquist page has its effects grouped. So I do agree that a table is a good idea - in such a table I would like a field where we can put a brief description of what the plug-in does including a link to the related page from the plug-in supplier.  It may be useful to have a filed for the last release dta/update so the user can judge the currency.  Most of these fields would be empty to start off with and would only be filled over time with some diligent reseach (probably accompanied by testing - if we want to be sure about quality).  I won't have much more time to spend on this until the new year as I'm off diving for a couple of weeks soon and then it will be Chritmas/New Year and I have several other things (including RC testing) to deal with between now and then.  But yes I can copy those lists over to your draft table page shortly as I'm not planning to work on this page much more right now.<p>[[ToDo-2]] If you can put a draft of the table with a single entry in the next week or so then I should be able to review it before I go away on the 28th.  </p>
 
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{{ednote|'''Peter 16Nov15:''' I spent some time this morning working on grouping of the digitalfishphones plug-ins.  I chose that set as this author's plug-in regulary occur on the forum posings (my memory tells me).  Looking at the fish-fillets suite (Spitfish, Blockfish & Floorfish), I supsect these are typical of many of the plug-ins we list.  The author writes ''"IMPORTANT!  The mac version will most certainly not work on current Macs! They weren't compiled for Intel-based Macs at all (due to the age of the code base...). So the software might only be of use for older machines... Windows users: 32bits only here. Don't ask for x64. No way."'' and I note that last time he updated these at all was in 2005.  So what we have is stuff that was good in its time no doubt, but that has been left to wither on the vine, left behind by more modern platform technology.  And I suspect that many of the ones in our list on this page are in a similar condition.  This worries me ...
 
* '''Gale 16Nov15:''' PPC-only plugins are no longer supported in Audacity 2.1.2 onwards because 2.1.2 onwards does not support PPC Mac. But there are few Mac plugins here. Audacity can only see 32-bit VST's on Windows. <p>[[ToDo-2]] Add note of 64/32-bit bridge plugins that let Audacity use 64-bit VST's on Windows.</p> 
 
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{{ednote|1=Info from Trebor, triaged by Gale, that can be incorporated into this page (add those plugins not already listed).
 
{{ednote|1=Info from Trebor, triaged by Gale, that can be incorporated into this page (add those plugins not already listed).
  
* The [http://web.archive.org/web/20130523203350/http://membres.multimania.fr/jeje1999/jspack.zip JS] series & [http://mda.smartelectronix.com/ MDA] series of VST plugins, (which are old) , wouldn't work properly with Audacity 2.1.0 , see  http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1083 for status, it is DEVEL-FIX MADE now.
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* The [http://web.archive.org/web/20130523203350/http://membres.multimania.fr/jeje1999/jspack.zip JS] series & [http://mda.smartelectronix.com/ MDA] series of VST plugins, (which are old) , wouldn't work properly with Audacity 2.1.0 , see  https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1083 for status, it is DEVEL-FIX MADE now.
  
* The “Antress modern” series of plugins, http://antress.blogspot.co.uk/ do work , but since implementation of real-time-adjustment , you have to stop then start playback for any adjustments to the controls to take effect.  This is not on Bugzilla, so needs testing but it could have already been fixed by the fix for http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1084 .
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* The “Antress modern” series of plugins, http://antress.blogspot.co.uk/ do work , but since implementation of real-time-adjustment , you have to stop then start playback for any adjustments to the controls to take effect.  This is not on Bugzilla, so needs testing but it could have already been fixed by the fix for https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1084 .
  
 
* Free VST effects I have on my machine right now, which I use regularly, so I know are working OK on Audacity 2.1.0:  
 
* Free VST effects I have on my machine right now, which I use regularly, so I know are working OK on Audacity 2.1.0:  
** Marvel GEQ.dll  http://www.voxengo.com/product/marvelgeq/ [url=http://forum.audacityteam.org/download/file.php?id=13343]A graphic equalizer[/url]
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** Marvel GEQ.dll  http://www.voxengo.com/product/marvelgeq/ https://forum.audacityteam.org/download/file.php?id=13343]A graphic equalizer
 
** ANWIDA Soft DX Reverb Light.dll      http://www.anwida.com/product.asp?pid=7, http://www.anwida.com/dc.asp?file=http://www.anwida.com/progs/asdxrl20.zip&pid=7
 
** ANWIDA Soft DX Reverb Light.dll      http://www.anwida.com/product.asp?pid=7, http://www.anwida.com/dc.asp?file=http://www.anwida.com/progs/asdxrl20.zip&pid=7
 
** BC Chorus 4 VST(Stereo).dll  http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/
 
** BC Chorus 4 VST(Stereo).dll  http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/
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VST effects are displayed with full GUI interface (where provided by the plug-in), and without need of the VST Enabler. This has been made possible by use of an open source VST header.  
 
VST effects are displayed with full GUI interface (where provided by the plug-in), and without need of the VST Enabler. This has been made possible by use of an open source VST header.  
  
For instructions on how to load new VST effects into Audacity please see [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/effect_menu.html#vst this page] in the Manual.
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For instructions on how to load new VST effects into Audacity please see [https://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/effect_menu.html#vst this page] in the Manual.
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{{note|1=The overwhelming majority of VST effect plug-ins should display and process correctly. If an incompatible VST plug-in does cause a problem, click the '''''Manage''''' button in the effect's dialog then choose "'''Options...'''". In the dialog that appears, try reducing Buffer Size, disabling Latency Compensation or disabling graphical display. See [https://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/effect_menu.html#vst_options VST Effect Options] in the Manual for more information on these choices.
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* To report a plug-in that is problematic in current Audacity, please report it on the [https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewforum.php?f=50 Audacity Forum].}}
  
{{note|The overwhelming majority of VST effect plug-ins should display and process correctly. If an incompatible VST plug-in does cause a problem, click the '''''Manage''''' button in the effect's dialog then choose "'''Options...'''". In the dialog that appears, try reducing Buffer Size, disabling Latency Compensation or disabling graphical display. See [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/effect_menu.html#vst_options VST Effect Options] in the Manual for more information on these choices.
 
* To report a plug-in that is problematic in current Audacity, please add it [[#problems|below]], or write to our [http://web.audacityteam.org/contact/#feedback feedback] address.}}
 
  
 
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== Installing VST plug-ins in Audacity == 
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The process and file location is different for each operating system.  See the following pages in the Audacity Manual:
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*[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_windows.html#vst_install Installing VST plug-ins on Windows]
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*[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_mac_os_x.html#vst_install Installing VST plug-ins on Mac]
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*[https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_linux.html#vst_install install Installing VST plug-ins on Linux]
  
== Where Audacity looks for VST plug-ins == 
 
 
The complete list of locations can be found in the [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/effect_menu.html#syslocs Audacity Manual]. The specified directories are searched ''recursively'', which means that plug-ins that are inside their own folder in that directory should still be found by Audacity.
 
 
== List of functional Plug-ins ==
 
  
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== List of functional VST Plug-ins ==
 
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===List of Plug-ins with download links===
 
===List of Plug-ins with download links===
{{ednote|'''Peter 15Nov15:''' I have reformatted this list making it an unordered list and removing the "br" linbreak construct that Connie does not approve of. }}
 
 
*[http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/ADopplerEn/?nl01 ADopplerEn.dll]
 
*[http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/ADopplerEn/?nl01 ADopplerEn.dll]
 
*[http://antarestech.com Antares AutoTune Evo] - Mostly works with current Audacity. Automatic pitch correction works, but to be able to draw pitch curves clock must be set to "internal" and not "host". (commercial)
 
*[http://antarestech.com Antares AutoTune Evo] - Mostly works with current Audacity. Automatic pitch correction works, but to be able to draw pitch curves clock must be set to "internal" and not "host". (commercial)
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*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/bs2b/files/plugins/VST%20plugin/2.1.0/vst-bs2b-2.1.0-win32bin.zip/download bs2b.dll] stereo to binaural
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/bs2b/files/plugins/VST%20plugin/2.1.0/vst-bs2b-2.1.0-win32bin.zip/download bs2b.dll] stereo to binaural
 
*[http://www.kvraudio.com/product/buzcomp_cl_bcl201_by_buzzroom Buzzroom CL 201] (Vintage Maximiser) - now shareware
 
*[http://www.kvraudio.com/product/buzcomp_cl_bcl201_by_buzzroom Buzzroom CL 201] (Vintage Maximiser) - now shareware
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{{ednote|'''Peter 16Nov15:''' I'm not sure I want us to continue linking to the Brothersoft site (or its plug-ins) the very first ad I got served on that page was for a porn site - sure the adds cycled round with normal sensible ads but they were on a cycle and the porn ad kept returning.  And It carries a misleading big green "Download" button !
 
{{ednote|'''Peter 16Nov15:''' I'm not sure I want us to continue linking to the Brothersoft site (or its plug-ins) the very first ad I got served on that page was for a porn site - sure the adds cycled round with normal sensible ads but they were on a cycle and the porn ad kept returning.  And It carries a misleading big green "Download" button !
* '''Gale 16Nov15:''' The Classic plugins were popular and desirable, so much better to keep links. I agree we should not link to Brothersoft. VST4free is much less bad. I changed the link to VST4free for Classic Chorus. Could you change the others, Peter? Also you can get the complete bundle from http://acoustica1.cachefly.net/other/Classic-Effects-Installer.exe. The installer puts the plugins in %PROGRAMFILES%\VST where (according to the Manual and VSTEffect.cpp) Audacity should not see them unless a registry key or VST_PATH environment variable points there. But Audacity does see them (on Win 10). }}
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* '''Gale 18Nov15:''' The Classic plugins below are discontinued. The links were pointing to Brothersoft which is a dubious site and now point to VST4free which is much less bad. Also you can get the complete bundle from http://acoustica1.cachefly.net/other/Classic-Effects-Installer.exe. The installer puts the plugins in %PROGRAMFILES%\VST where (according to the Manual and VSTEffect.cpp) Audacity should not see them unless a registry key or VST_PATH environment variable points there. But Audacity does see them (on Win 10).}}
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Auto-Filter.dll]
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*'''Classic''' plug-ins
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Auto-Filter&id=505 Classic Auto-Filter.dll]
 
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Chorus&id=490 Classic Chorus.dll]<br>
 
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Chorus&id=490 Classic Chorus.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Compressor.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Compressor&id=1873 Classic Compressor.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Delay.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Delay&id=1874 Classic Delay.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic EQ.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_EQ&id=482 Classic EQ.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Flanger.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Flanger&id=491 Classic Flanger.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Master Limiter.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Master_Limiter&id=1875 Classic Master Limiter.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Phaser.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Phaser&id=492 Classic Phaser.dll]<br>
**[http://www.brothersoft.com/publisher/kjaerhus-audio.html Classic Reverb.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Reverb&id=1872 Classic Reverb.dll]<br>
  
 
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'''Peter 16Nov15:''' Rather than linking direct to the downloads for these digitalfishphones plug-ins, might it not be better to link to the site's download page for them as it tells the user, in some detail, just what each one is for:  [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=2 THD], [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=4 dominion] and [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=6 normalizer]? <p>Also I note that we don't list his [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=3 endorphin] plug-in, is there any reason for this omission?</p>
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'''Peter 16Nov15:''' Rather than linking direct to the downloads for these digitalfishphones plug-ins, might it not be better to link to the site's download page for them as it tells the user, in some detail, just what each one is for:  [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=2 THD], [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=4 dominion] and [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=6 normalizer]?
 
* '''Gale 17Nov15:''' Any other plugins are not listed because presumably no-one tested them. Yes, show a landing page with detail for the plugin if there is one. But if we have a table like I suggest we can link to the publisher and the plugin in a less confusing way.  
 
* '''Gale 17Nov15:''' Any other plugins are not listed because presumably no-one tested them. Yes, show a landing page with detail for the plugin if there is one. But if we have a table like I suggest we can link to the publisher and the plugin in a less confusing way.  
**'''Peter 17Nov15:''' Ok I addewd a link to endorphin - btw how many of the others in this long list ''(let alone the list of those without links)'' have actually been tested if ever let alone on current and alpha Audacity: ;-) }}
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*[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=1 digitalfishphones] plug-ins
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<ul><li>[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=1 digitalfishphones] plug-ins</ul>
***[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/dominion_v1.2_PC.zip dominion v1.2.dll] - a tool to shape the envelope of a signal, giving you total control of the signal's attack & sustain phase
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/dominion_v1.2_PC.zip dominion v1.2.dll] - a tool to shape the envelope of a signal, giving you total control of the signal's attack & sustain phase
***[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=3 endorphin] - dual-band stereo compressor
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=3 endorphin] - dual-band stereo compressor
***[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5 Fish fillets package]
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5 Fish fillets package]
***BLOCKFISH - compressor for [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip Windows] and [http://www.u-he.com/FishFilletsOSX.tgz '''OS X'''] ('''PPC only''')
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**BLOCKFISH - compressor for [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip Windows] and [http://www.u-he.com/FishFilletsOSX.tgz '''OS X'''] ('''PPC only''')
***FLOORFISH.dll - expander/noise gate for <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip Windows] and [http://www.u-he.com/FishFilletsOSX.tgz '''OS X'''] ('''PPC only''')
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**FLOORFISH.dll - expander/noise gate for <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip Windows] and [http://www.u-he.com/FishFilletsOSX.tgz '''OS X'''] ('''PPC only''')
***SPITFISH.dll - de-esser for [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip Windows] and [http://www.u-he.com/FishFilletsOSX.tgz '''OS X'''] ('''PPC only''')
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**SPITFISH.dll - de-esser for [http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip Windows] and [http://www.u-he.com/FishFilletsOSX.tgz '''OS X'''] ('''PPC only''')
 
**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/normalizer_PC_Win.zip normalizer.dll] - a denormalization tool
 
**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/normalizer_PC_Win.zip normalizer.dll] - a denormalization tool
 
**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/THD.zip THD.dll] - analog-style saturator
 
**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/THD.zip THD.dll] - analog-style saturator
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*[http://vellocet.com/software/VdPhazor.zip VdPhazor.dll]
 
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VdPhazor.zip VdPhazor.dll]
 
*[http://www.rocksonics.com/VoxDoctorIIDemo.zip VOX_DoctorDemo.dll] - De-Esser
 
*[http://www.rocksonics.com/VoxDoctorIIDemo.zip VOX_DoctorDemo.dll] - De-Esser
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*[https://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugin-download/ Voxengo] - free VST plug-ins from Voxengo
 
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VRingMod.zip VRingMod.dll]
 
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VRingMod.zip VRingMod.dll]
 
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VSpectShift.zip VSpectShift.dll]
 
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VSpectShift.zip VSpectShift.dll]
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*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xfaser_lite.dll]
 
*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xfaser_lite.dll]
  
===List of Plug-ins for which we have no download links===
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{{ednote|'''Peter 15Nov15:''' [[ToDo-2]] My vote would be for removing this list entirely.  If users want more VST plug-ins than we list above in the list of thos ewith links then they can always Use Google or Wikipedia.
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*'''Gale:''' I expect many of these links can be added. For example see http://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugins/.
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**'''Peter 16Nov15:''' I'm sorry but there are 245 of these listed without links and I really have neither the time nor the inclination to research all of these - some of which may well be hosted on dubious sites of the type I don't care to explore. My suggestion is that we hive this off to a separate page linked to from here as this would have the benefit of shotening this very long page. This does not prevent motivataed folk in the future moving items on that page for which they find links to this page.
 
** '''Gale 17Nov15:''' I agree there are a lot there. But I see no value in hiving them off. They were put here because they were known (at the time) to work. So they can legitimately go in the proposed table, but with no link.}}
 
2WarpDelay_v1.dll<br>
 
4poleLPF.dll<br>
 
Neosweep.dll<br>
 
Acidfanatic overdrive.dll<br>
 
Acidfanatic stereo2mono.dll<br>
 
Acidfanatic ultradrive.dll<br>
 
AnalogDelay.dll<br>
 
AnechoicRoomSimulator.dll<br>
 
ariesverb_0_2.dll<br>
 
B_Decoder.dll<br>
 
bandspin.dll<br>
 
BassChorusV23.dll<br>
 
BassPhaserV10.dll<br>
 
Big Tick Dual Delay.dll<br>
 
Big Tick Hexaline.dll<br>
 
BPan_e.dll<br>
 
BPan_e_gui.dll<br>
 
BPan_m.dll<br>
 
BPan_m_gui.dll<br>
 
c3multibandcomp_1_2.dll<br>
 
c3multibandcomp_1_2sse.dll<br>
 
CamelPhatFree.dll<br>
 
CatDelay.dll<br>
 
CatDelay_1_3.dll<br>
 
CCTDelayLE.dll<br>
 
Chimecho.dll<br>
 
CompactDistortion.dll<br>
 
Compressor2.dll<br>
 
Compressor.dll<br>
 
CoyoteWah.dll<br>
 
CrazyIvan.dll<br>
 
D_Limiter.dll<br>
 
dB Compressor.dll<br>
 
dbFree.dll<br>
 
DCOffsetKiller.dll<br>
 
Delayer.dll<br>
 
Delta Filter.dll<br>
 
Delta Force.dll<br>
 
Delta Phase.dll<br>
 
Delta Ping.dll<br>
 
Delta Space.dll<br>
 
dfx Buffer Override mono.dll<br>
 
dfx Buffer Override stereo.dll<br>
 
dfx Monomaker.dll<br>
 
dfx Scrubby.dll<br>
 
dfx Skidder.dll<br>
 
DFX Transverb.dll<br>
 
Distortionator Mk2.dll<br>
 
Dr_ExpanderDemo.dll<br>
 
echographz.dll<br>
 
effex.dll<br>
 
E-Phonic LOFI.dll<br>
 
E-Phonic XPressor.dll<br>
 
F_M_Comp.dll<br>
 
F_M_EQShelf.dll<br>
 
F_M_Tube.dll<br>
 
F_S_Comp.dll<br>
 
F_S_EQFilter.dll<br>
 
F_S_EQShelf.dll<br>
 
F_S_LineT.dll<br>
 
F_S_Phase.dll<br>
 
F_S_Tube.dll<br>
 
FEILEI Surround Echo.dll<br>
 
FEILEI Surround Encode.dll<br>
 
FEILEI Surround Pan.dll<br>
 
Filterizer.dll<br>
 
FilterONE.dll<br>
 
firegain.dll<br>
 
Flaser.dll<br>
 
Flipper.dll<br>
 
FloFi.dll<br>
 
florus.dll<br>
 
FlybabyBETA.dll<br>
 
Fruity 7band EQ.dll<br>
 
Fruity balance.dll<br>
 
Fruity bass boost.dll<br>
 
Fruity blood overdrive.dll<br>
 
Fruity filter.dll<br>
 
Fruity delay.dll<br>
 
Frohmage_vst2win.dll<br>
 
Fuzz-Stone.dll<br>
 
Gain.dll<br>
 
GClip.dll<br>
 
GComp.dll<br>
 
GeneComp3.dll<br>
 
GeneComp3_mono.dll<br>
 
GeneComp.dll<br>
 
GeneComp_mono.dll<br>
 
GGate.dll<br>
 
GHi.dll<br>
 
Glacier.dll<br>
 
dBlue Glitch  - requires Audacity 1.3.9 or later; random probability feature does not work in Audacity 2.0.2<br>
 
GLow.dll<br>
 
GranComp3.dll<br>
 
GranComp3_mono.dll<br>
 
GranComp.dll<br>
 
GranComp_mono.dll<br>
 
GRevDly.dll<br>
 
GVerb.dll<br>
 
Hard Limiter.dll<br>
 
IndyGoDelay.dll<br>
 
IndyGoGater.dll<br>
 
IndyGoTremolo.dll<br>
 
Invada EQ-Tube-Mono.dll<br>
 
Invada EQ-Tube-Stereo.dll<br>
 
Invada Tube-Mono.dll<br>
 
Invada Tube-Stereo.dll<br>
 
karlette.dll<br>
 
KarmaFX Deelay.dll<br>
 
KarmaFX Filter.dll<br>
 
KewlCompressor.dll<br>
 
KONTRAST.DLL<br>
 
KristalEQ.dll<br>
 
Kristalizer.dll<br>
 
KristalReverb.dll<br>
 
KTAudioHealer.dll<br>
 
KwikKomp2b1.dll<br>
 
KwikKomp3VST.dll<br>
 
Levels.dll<br>
 
LoFiPlus.dll<br>
 
LPGEQ2.dll<br>
 
LPGEQ2_1.dll<br>
 
LPGEQ.dll<br>
 
LPGEQ_mono.dll<br>
 
Mab.dll<br>
 
MadShifta.dll<br>
 
mdspFlanger.dll<br>
 
Megatrancer.dll<br>
 
MjRotoDelay.dll<br>
 
MnComp_v1r.dll<br>
 
MonstaChorus.dll<br>
 
Morphing Delay 2.1 Demo.dll<br>
 
msBalance.dll<br>
 
msComp.dll<br>
 
msDecode.dll<br>
 
msDelay.dll<br>
 
msEncode.dll<br>
 
msSwap.dll<br>
 
msvcr71.dll<br>
 
ndcPanner.dll<br>
 
ndcTrem.dll<br>
 
ndcTrem_plus.dll<br>
 
noisegate.dll<br>
 
Null-BandSpin.dll<br>
 
P1-Tapedelay.dll<br>
 
PalancarWare Brick.dll<br>
 
PalancarWare DeDC.dll<br>
 
PalancarWare Empire.dll<br>
 
PalancarWare Ozone.dll<br>
 
PalancarWare Refero.dll<br>
 
PalancarWare Scalar.dll<br>
 
ppdisto.dll<br>
 
preamp.dll<br>
 
pvaccu.dll<br>
 
pvexag.dll<br>
 
pvtransp.dll<br>
 
pwmdrive.dll<br>
 
pzx.dll<br>
 
q_delOizer30.dll<br>
 
Qamp.dll<br>
 
respass.dll<br>
 
RetroDelay.dll<br>
 
Reverb.dll<br>
 
Reversinator.dll
 
RMD.dll<br>
 
Saturator.dll - analog tape saturation emulator for added "warmth"<br>
 
sc4.dll<br>
 
sc 04 sec Stereo Delay.dll<br>
 
sc Multi Delay.dll<br>
 
sc Multi Tap Delay.dll<br>
 
sc Stereo Panner.dll<br>
 
sc Tremelo.dll<br>
 
SDynamics.dll<br>
 
SFilter.dll<br>
 
SH-1 Chorus.dll<br>
 
SH-1 Filter.dll<br>
 
SH-1 Graphic EQ.dll<br>
 
SH-1 LFO Multi.dll<br>
 
SH-1 PhaseSifter.dll<br>
 
SH-1 Reverb.dll<br>
 
ShivaShifta.dll<br>
 
SideChCompMn.dll<br>
 
SideChCompSt.dll<br>
 
SideKick2.dll<br>
 
Silverspike Reverb-it Demo.dll<br>
 
SimpleQ.dll<br>
 
SimpleTremolo.dll<br>
 
SLFO.dll<br>
 
Solidverb.dll<br>
 
SonicChorus.dll<br>
 
SpectriX.dll<br>
 
SPICE1_01.dll<br>
 
Square-o-matic.dll<br>
 
Stardust.dll<br>
 
Starplugs-RuntimePanner.dll<br>
 
StComp_v1r.dll<br>
 
stepper.dll<br>
 
Stereoizer.dll<br>
 
StereoFaker.dll<br>
 
StereoStretcher.dll<br>
 
StereoTools.dll<br>
 
StudioVerb.dll<br>
 
SupaPhaser.dll<br>
 
surrounder.dll<br>
 
TapeDelay.dll<br>
 
Telephone.dll - simple, very realistic telephone audio simulator. <br>
 
TK-3BandDisto.dll<br>
 
TK-4Filters.dll<br>
 
TK-BPMDelay.dll<br>
 
TK-BPMDelayS.dll<br>
 
TK-FeedFlanger.dll<br>
 
TK-FilterDisto.dll<br>
 
TK-FlangDestructor.dll<br>
 
TK-LPFilterMod.dll<br>
 
TK-StereoFlanger.dll<br>
 
TranceFormer.dll<br>
 
tridirt.dll<br>
 
T-SLEDGE.dll<br>
 
TubeBaby.dll<br>
 
unmatched.dll<br>
 
VariDelay.dll<br>
 
VFlange.dll<br>
 
VFlanger.dll<br>
 
VIBRATOR1_00.dll<br>
 
Vibro.dll<br>
 
Volcano.dll<br>
 
VoxengoEssEQ.dll<br>
 
VoxengoLampthruster (a VST amp simulator) <br>
 
VoxengoOldSkoolVerb.dll<br>
 
VoxengoPowershaper.dll<br>
 
VoxengoSampleDelay.dll<br>
 
VoxengoStereoTouch.dll<br>
 
VoxengoTempoDelay.dll<br>
 
VoxengoTubeAmp1.dll<br>
 
VoxengoTubeAmp.dll<br>
 
VPingPong.dll<br>
 
WARP.DLL<br>
 
Whix.dll<br>
 
Z-BandSpin.dll<br>
 
Z-FilterDub.dll<br>
 
Z-Florus.dll<br>
 
Z-Ringer.dll<br>
 
Z-SpShift.dll<br>
 
Z-SpVoc.dll<br>
 
  
 
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#List effect plug-ins that do not work properly in Audacity, giving a short note of the problem, such as "Audacity won't launch", "plug-in does not appear in Effect Menu", "not all controls available", "audio not processed".
 
#List effect plug-ins that do not work properly in Audacity, giving a short note of the problem, such as "Audacity won't launch", "plug-in does not appear in Effect Menu", "not all controls available", "audio not processed".
 
#Please give a download link to the plug-in if possible, enclosing the link inside single square brackets - for example:<BR><span style="color:#2A7FFF"> <nowiki>[http://www.linktoplugin.com] </nowiki></span>
 
#Please give a download link to the plug-in if possible, enclosing the link inside single square brackets - for example:<BR><span style="color:#2A7FFF"> <nowiki>[http://www.linktoplugin.com] </nowiki></span>
#Please also give your operating system such as Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.9.4, the date of your report, and the version of Audacity used.
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#Please also give your operating system such as Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.9.4, the date of your report, and the version of Audacity used.
# '''Feel free to use [http://web.audacityteam.org/download/ current Audacity] to retest any plug-ins that did not work with legacy VST Enabler or legacy 1.x versions of Audacity. If plug-ins now work, please move them up into the "working" list.'''  
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# '''Feel free to use [https://web.audacityteam.org/download/ current Audacity] to retest any plug-ins that did not work with legacy VST Enabler or legacy 1.x versions of Audacity. If plug-ins now work, please move them up into the "working" list.'''  
 
#* Audacity 2.0.6 onwards supports buffer delay compensation. Most plug-ins previously listed below that suffered from inserted silence due to Audacity's lack of compensation are no longer listed.
 
#* Audacity 2.0.6 onwards supports buffer delay compensation. Most plug-ins previously listed below that suffered from inserted silence due to Audacity's lack of compensation are no longer listed.
 
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{{note|1=In addition to the below list, the following plug-ins do not have functioning sliders in Audacity 2.1.0 or later and so will only apply at default settings. See [http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1083 Bug 1083].  
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{{note|1=In addition to the below list, the following plug-ins do not have functioning sliders in Audacity 2.1.0 or later and so will only apply at default settings. See [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1083 Bug 1083].  
 
* JS plug-ins
 
* JS plug-ins
 
* MDA VST's  
 
* MDA VST's  

Latest revision as of 08:52, 13 October 2020

Info from Trebor, triaged by Gale, that can be incorporated into this page (add those plugins not already listed).


This page describes support for VST (Virtual Studio Technology) effect plug-ins in Audacity; VST instrument plug-ins that generate audio are not supported. A list of VST effects known to process correctly in Audacity on Windows is given here.
VST effects are supported by Audacity on OS X and GNU/Linux, but relatively few are available on Mac (due to Apple's competing Audio Units technology) and even fewer on Linux. If a specific VST effect is required on Linux, it may be necessary to employ workarounds such as running Audacity for Windows in a virtual machine.
 
Related article(s):

VST support in Audacity

Warning icon
  • On Windows and Mac OS X, Audacity is a 32-bit application so won't see 64-bit versions of VST plug-ins, even on 64-bit operating systems.
  • On GNU/Linux, 32-bit systems will have 32-bit versions of Audacity which won't see 64-bit VST plug-ins. 64-bit systems will have 64-bit versions of Audacity which will see 64-bit VST plug-ins but won't see 32-bit plug-ins.
  • VST instruments (VSTi) (such as synths) and real-time VST effects (that change the audio data while playing or recording) are not yet supported.
  • VST 3 plug-ins are not supported.

VST effects are displayed with full GUI interface (where provided by the plug-in), and without need of the VST Enabler. This has been made possible by use of an open source VST header.

For instructions on how to load new VST effects into Audacity please see this page in the Manual.

The overwhelming majority of VST effect plug-ins should display and process correctly. If an incompatible VST plug-in does cause a problem, click the Manage button in the effect's dialog then choose "Options...". In the dialog that appears, try reducing Buffer Size, disabling Latency Compensation or disabling graphical display. See VST Effect Options in the Manual for more information on these choices.
  • To report a plug-in that is problematic in current Audacity, please report it on the Audacity Forum.


Installing VST plug-ins in Audacity

The process and file location is different for each operating system. See the following pages in the Audacity Manual:


List of functional VST Plug-ins

Instructions for adding plug-ins to the list:
  1. Please insert new plug-ins that work in Audacity in the correct place so as to keep the list sorted in alphabetical order.
  2. Please give a download link to the plug-in if possible, enclosing the link inside single square brackets - for example:
    [http://www.linktoplugin.com]
  3. If plug-ins are not free, please note this.


  • The majority of plug-ins will be for Windows only unless OS 9 or OS X is stated.
  • Classic Mac OS plug-ins will only work under OS 9 and previous. Mac OS X plug-ins with a .component file marked as "PowerPC" will only work on PPC Macs (they might work on Intel Macs with slow performance under Rosetta but Rosetta cannot be used on OS X 10.7 or later).

List of Plug-ins with download links

Peter 16Nov15: I'm not sure I want us to continue linking to the Brothersoft site (or its plug-ins) the very first ad I got served on that page was for a porn site - sure the adds cycled round with normal sensible ads but they were on a cycle and the porn ad kept returning. And It carries a misleading big green "Download" button !
  • Gale 18Nov15: The Classic plugins below are discontinued. The links were pointing to Brothersoft which is a dubious site and now point to VST4free which is much less bad. Also you can get the complete bundle from http://acoustica1.cachefly.net/other/Classic-Effects-Installer.exe. The installer puts the plugins in %PROGRAMFILES%\VST where (according to the Manual and VSTEffect.cpp) Audacity should not see them unless a registry key or VST_PATH environment variable points there. But Audacity does see them (on Win 10).
  • Classic plug-ins
  • Peter 16Nov15: Rather than linking direct to the downloads for these digitalfishphones plug-ins, might it not be better to link to the site's download page for them as it tells the user, in some detail, just what each one is for: THD, dominion and normalizer?
    • Gale 17Nov15: Any other plugins are not listed because presumably no-one tested them. Yes, show a landing page with detail for the plugin if there is one. But if we have a table like I suggest we can link to the publisher and the plugin in a less confusing way.
    • DtBlkFx (FFT-based frequency and harmonics manipulation). Also supports OS X (Universal binary) but only Windows version tested.
    • Extra Boy Pro removal and isolation of audio components (commercial, paid for)
    • EZmix (commercial, time limited demo available). Also supports OS X but only Windows version tested.
    • Freeverb Plug-ins
    • GMulti Multi-band compressor
    • iZotope vinyl for Windows and OS X
    • JS plug-in pack - contains plug-ins listed below.
      • JS 6 equalizer V1.0.dll
      • JS Band Cut V1.0.dll
      • JS Compresseur V1.1.dll
      • JS Disto V1.0.dll
      • JS equalizer V1.0.dll
      • Humanizer v1.0.dll
      • JS Limiteur V1.0.dll
      • JS Magneto V1.1.dll
      • JS Mini-sample V1.0.dll
      • JS Noise Attenu V1.0 .dll
      • JS Noise Filtre V1.0.dll
      • JS Oscil resonne V2.0 .dll
      • JS Oscil resonne V3.0.dll
      • JS PanDelay .dll
      • JS Resonnateur V1.0.dll
      • JS Vibrato V1.0.dll
    • jVSTwRapper-based plug-ins (on Windows, Mac OSX PPC/Intel and Linux).
    jVSTwRapper is a way of writing Java plug-ins using VST-based technology, enclosed in a wrapper that makes them compatible for use in VST, Audio Units and LADSPA hosts. Thus jVSTwRapper plug-ins can be run on all three platforms.



    List of Plug-ins with known problems

    Warning icon Instructions for adding VST effect plug-ins to the list:
    1. Please do not add VST instrument plug-ins to the list, because Audacity won't work with any of those.
    2. List effect plug-ins that do not work properly in Audacity, giving a short note of the problem, such as "Audacity won't launch", "plug-in does not appear in Effect Menu", "not all controls available", "audio not processed".
    3. Please give a download link to the plug-in if possible, enclosing the link inside single square brackets - for example:
      [http://www.linktoplugin.com]
    4. Please also give your operating system such as Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.9.4, the date of your report, and the version of Audacity used.
    5. Feel free to use current Audacity to retest any plug-ins that did not work with legacy VST Enabler or legacy 1.x versions of Audacity. If plug-ins now work, please move them up into the "working" list.
      • Audacity 2.0.6 onwards supports buffer delay compensation. Most plug-ins previously listed below that suffered from inserted silence due to Audacity's lack of compensation are no longer listed.
    In addition to the below list, the following plug-ins do not have functioning sliders in Audacity 2.1.0 or later and so will only apply at default settings. See Bug 1083.
    • JS plug-ins
    • MDA VST's
    • stereoizer.dll
    Plug-in OS Date Audacity version Symptoms
    Auto-Tune Windows Dec.2012 Audacity 2.0.1 Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
    BlueCat OS X Sep.2014 Audacity 2.0.5, 2.0.6 In 2.0.5, the plug-in interface does not work, so you can only use default settings. The interface works in 2.0.6, but in both versions, saving a preset will lock out the main Audacity window, requiring to close Audacity from the Dock.
    CM Vocoder Windows/OS X Sep.08 Audacity 1.3.8+ Does not appear
    Effect Chainer DX and VST wrapper Windows Jan.08 All can't host any plug-ins
    FFX-4 DX and VST Wrapper Windows Jan.08 All can't host any plug-ins
    Freeverb2 Windows 7 Oct.11 Audacity 1.3.13 Only tabular interface, no preset support
    GRM Tools OS X May 2014 Audacity 2.0.6-alpha Interface cannot be used (so the effects can only be used at default settings) or interface disappears completely when loading preset. The interface is likely to be available in 2.0.6 release, but attempting to save a preset in any Audacity version could lock out the main Audacity window.
    GRM Tools Windows Sep.08 Audacity 1.3.8+ unspecified
    GSnap Windows Jan.2014 Audacity 2.0.6 Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
    keFIR Windows Apr.08 VST-Bridge 1.1 has no effect on audio
    kn0ck0ut Windows Sep.2014 Audacity 2.0.6-alpha Despite Audacity 2.0.6 or later supporting buffer delay compensation, the start of the processed audio has silence inserted and a corresponding length is removed from the end of the processed audio. This also occurs in Goldwave and Wavosaur so is probably a bug in Kn0ck0ut, but the VST version is no longer being developed, only an LV2 version.
    Sonic Maximizer Windows Sep.2007 VST-Bridge 1.1 not in Effect menu
    SoundSoap2 (discontinued) (see also SoundSoap3) Windows, OS X 2007 (various) All Audacity won't launch
    Spectro Windows Nov.2014 2.0.7-alpha No spectrum visible in plug-in window
    String Studio Windows 2007 (various) VST-Bridge 1.1 Audacity won't launch
    T RackS 3 OS X Dec.2009 All Audacity won't launch
    VisualVOX VST Windows Jan.2008 VST-Bridge 1.1 No interface, just silences audio
    Waves V5 Windows Dec.2012 Audacity 2.0.2 Hangs Audacity on launch
    Waves V8 OS X Feb.2013 Audacity 2.0.3 Only tabular interface. Two entries (m) and (s) for each effect. GarageBand does not have either problem.(1)
    (1) Audio Unit versions of Waves may cause Audacity 2.0.4 or earlier to freeze or crash on launch. In 2.0.5 or later, Waves Audio Units may cause a freeze or crash when the effect is chosen from the Effect Menu.