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For Audacity 1.2.x on any platform you need the VST Enabler plug-in before your VST plugins in your Plug-Ins directory will be recognised. You can get it from here: ['''http://www.audacityteam.org/vst/''']
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VST plugins need to be placed directly in Audacity/plugins in order for them to show up in the Effect menu. The next time you open Audacity, the Plug-ins will be in your Effects menu.
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Synth plugins and others that generate signal rather than processing it will appear in the generate menu, and signal analysis plugins in the Analyse menu.
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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).
  
VST support in audacity is not complete for two reasons - Steinberg places restrictions on the use of the VST SDK code, and there are a very wide range of plugins from many sources, all of which it is impossible to test. Please let us know about plugins that do not work properly in audacity.
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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.
  
Plug-ins with a graphical interface won't display that GUI in audacity, but all the controls should be correctly exposed in a basic slider interface.
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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 .
  
= Reports of plug-ins that work well =
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* 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:
Voxengolampthruster (a VST amp simulator), Voxengo-Dot-Com has about 8 HIGH QUALITY FREEWARE Vst pluggins.  
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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
Please, post lists of plug-ins that work well with Audacity, to save others time...
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** 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
Buzzroom [[VintageMaximizer]]  beta works fine, and it's free.  
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** BC Chorus 4 VST(Stereo).dll  http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/
Ambince, the best free (donationware) reverb also work
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** Gmulti.dll , Ggate.dll , Gsnap.dll  http://www.gvst.co.uk/downloads.htm [ compressor, gate, autotune ].  
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** SPITFISH.dll  http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5 [ a basic de-esser ].
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** TB_Sibalance_v3.dll http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-sibalance/  [ a sophisticated de-esser ].
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** DtBlkFx.dll  http://rekkerd.org/dtblkfx/  A spectral-processor [ capable of weirdness like nothing else ].  
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** "Acon Multiply" https://acondigital.com/products/multiply/ It does chorus & stereo effects . It has presets, so is simple to operate : ideal for newbies who wants to add effects to vocal / guitar recordings.}}
  
= Questions and Answers =
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{{introrel|This page describes support for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Studio_Technology 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc. 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 [[Linux Issues#vst|workarounds]] such as running Audacity for Windows in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine virtual machine]. |[[Ladspa Plug-ins]]
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*[[Nyquist Plug-ins]]
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*Other pages in our [[:Category:Plug-ins|Plug-ins category]]
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}}
  
I have installed the VST Enabler plugin by copying "VST Enabler.dll" to the Audacity plugins directory (C:\Program Files\Audacity\Plug-Ins). However, when I apply a VST effect to a selection, it results in silencing the entire selection (the whole waveform becomes all zero). I have tested this with the [[MoogFilter]]  and Classic EQ plugins. On the other hand, plugins like "mda Bandisto" work fine. Could someone please help?
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I insert the VST plugins into the plugins folder but they still don't show up in the effects toolbar. I have the VST Enabler. If you know what is wrong email me at Negativecreep351 at hotmail dot com [Never publish your e-mail as [email protected].com, or spambots will shred your inbox!]. I will appreciate it.
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== VST support in Audacity ==
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{{advice|
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* VST instruments (VSTi) (such as synths) and real-time VST effects (that change the audio data while playing or recording) are not yet supported.
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* [http://www.steinberg.net/en/company/technologies/vst3.html VST 3] plug-ins are not supported.}}
  
I am having the same problem as Ngegativecreep! PLEASE HELP US!!
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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.
  
I am trying to use some [[SimulAnalog]]  [[GuitarSuite]]  VST plugins (amp modelers) with Audacity, specifically the JCM900 and Rednef Twin plugins. I use the VST enabler, and both show up in the Effects menu, but when I press OK to apply the effect, the whole Audacity program crashes. Can you help me please?
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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].}}
  
none of those guitar suite plugs work in audacity, unfortunately...pink jimi photon
 
  
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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]
  
For all problems, there is a recent bug in working vst enabler together with the mac. In Windows most of the VST Plugins work fine, but in MAC nothing happens or system crashes.
 
  
I am using a pc and the plugins don't show up. I also noticed that the plugins that came in the plugin folder with Audacity don't show up either.PROBLEM SOLVED. Download and run the installer version instead of the zip version.
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== List of functional VST Plug-ins ==
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{| style="background:#FAF8CC;  border:1px solid #999999"  width=90% align="left" cellpadding="10px"
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|'''Instructions for adding plug-ins to the list:'''
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#Please insert new plug-ins that work in Audacity in the correct place so as to keep the list sorted in alphabetical order.
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#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>
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#If plug-ins are not free, please note this.  
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|}
  
I've tried both the installer and the zip files. The plugin files are not included in either. Using newest version. The address for help is also non-functional.
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{{Hint|
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* The majority of plug-ins will be for '''Windows only''' unless OS 9 or OS X is stated.
here is A-Z of VST plugins that all work well with audacity 1.2.3 on Win XP (most work on win 98 as well)..)...ALL FREEWARE or DEMOS....sorry, don't have time to look up URLS for 323 + plugins...google the names, and you should find them hopefully, i found all of them surfing the net, most thru google...many will lead you to new sites with more plugins as well...i will update this with yet more plugins at my earliest opportunity.all of these have been tested and do work in audacity!!!
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* 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_%28software%29 Rosetta] but Rosetta cannot be used on OS X 10.7 or later).
happy surfing!!!
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VST Plugs that work with audacity:
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A-Z: <br>
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===List of Plug-ins with download links===
2WarpDelay_v1.dll<br>
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*[http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/ADopplerEn/?nl01 ADopplerEn.dll]
4poleLPF.dll<br>
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*[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://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/A0_plugins.zip A0 Neosweep.dll]
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*[http://antress.blogspot.co.uk/ Antress Modern Plug-ins] including a number of compressors, a limiter, an expander, an exciter and a "spacer" which could be used for creating "fake stereo"
Acidfanatic overdrive.dll<br>
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*[http://anwida.com/ ANWIDA] Soft DX Reverb Light.dll for [http://www.anwida.com/progs/asdxrl20.zip Windows] and [http://www.anwida.com/progs/mac/asdxrl20.sit Mac (PowerPC only)]
Acidfanatic stereo2mono.dll<br>
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*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/p3.html Bo Johansen] Plug-ins
Acidfanatic ultradrive.dll<br>
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Flanger.dll]
Ambience.dll<br>
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ LoFi.dll]
AnalogDelay.dll<br>
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Overdrive.dll]
AnechoicRoomSimulator.dll<br>
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Ringmodulator.dll]
ANWIDA Soft DX Reverb Light.dll<br>
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Tremolo.dll]
ariesverb_0_2.dll<br>
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Wavechanger2.dll]
B_Decoder.dll<br>
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*[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/ Bluecat] Plug-ins
bandspin.dll<br>
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/ BlueCatMonoChorusVST.dll]
[http://www.cloneensemble.com/BassChorusV23.zip BassChorusV23.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Flanger/ BlueCatFlangerVST(Mono).dll]
[http://www.cloneensemble.com/BassPhaserV10.zip BassPhaserV10.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_StereoFlanger BlueCatFlangerVST(Stereo).dll]
Big Tick Dual Delay.dll<br>
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Phaser/ BlueCatPhaserVST(Mono).dll]
Big Tick Hexaline.dll<br>
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_StereoPhaser BlueCatPhaserVST(Stereo).dll]
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Flanger.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_StereoChorus BlueCatStereoChorusVST.dll]
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ LoFi.dll]<br>
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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://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Overdrive.dll]<br>
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*[http://www.kvraudio.com/product/buzcomp_cl_bcl201_by_buzzroom Buzzroom CL 201] (Vintage Maximiser) - now shareware
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Ringmodulator.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Tremolo.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Wavechanger2.dll]<br>
 
BLOCKFISH.dll<br>
 
BlueCatChorusVST(Mono).dll<br>
 
BlueCatChorusVST(Stereo).dll<br>
 
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Flanger/BlueCatFlangerVST.zip BlueCatFlangerVST(Mono).dll]<br>
 
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Flanger/BlueCatFlangerVST.zip BlueCatFlangerVST(Stereo).dll]<br>
 
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Phaser/BlueCatPhaserVST.zip BlueCatPhaserVST(Mono).dll]<br>
 
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Phaser/BlueCatPhaserVST.zip BlueCatPhaserVST(Stereo).dll]<br>
 
BlueCatStereoChorusVST.dll<br>
 
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_StereoFlanger/BlueCatStereoFlangerVST.zip BlueCatStereoFlangerVST.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.smartelectronix.com/refer.php?url=~bram/files/Bouncy_win_030214.zip Bouncy.dll]
 
BPan_e.dll<br>
 
BPan_e_gui.dll<br>
 
BPan_m.dll<br>
 
BPan_m_gui.dll<br>
 
BuzMaxi.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>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_auto-filter_v101.zip Classic Auto-Filter.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_chorus_v128.zip Classic Chorus.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_compressor_v117.zip Classic Compressor.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_delay_v103.zip Classic Delay.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_eq_v104.zip Classic EQ.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_flanger_v109.zip Classic Flanger.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_master-limiter_v106.zip Classic Master Limiter.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_phaser_v103.zip Classic Phaser.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_reverb_v106.zip Classic Reverb.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>
 
dominion v1.2.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>
 
FLOORFISH.dll<br>
 
florus.dll<br>
 
FlybabyBETA.dll<br>
 
[http://www.users.bigpond.com/prodigalson/Sounds/freeverb/freeverb2.zip Freeverb2.dll]<br>
 
FreeverbToo15.dll<br>
 
[http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~drumbest/freeToo16.zip FreeverbToo.dll]<br>
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity 7band EQ.dll]
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity balance.dll]
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity bass boost.dll]
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity blood overdrive.dll]
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity filter.dll]
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity delay.dll]
 
Frohmage_vst2win.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>
 
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>
 
iZotope Vinyl.dll<br>
 
JS 6 equalizer V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Band Cut V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Compresseur V1.1.dll<br>
 
JS Disto V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS equalizer V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Humanizer v1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Limiteur V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Magneto V1.1.dll<br>
 
JS Mini-sample V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Noise Attenu V1.0 .dll<br>
 
JS Noise Filtre V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Oscil resonne V2.0 .dll<br>
 
JS Oscil resonne V3.0.dll<br>
 
JS [[PanDelay]] .dll<br>
 
JS Resonnateur V1.0.dll<br>
 
JS Vibrato V1.0.dll<br>
 
karlette.dll<br>
 
KarmaFX Deelay.dll<br>
 
KarmaFX Filter.dll<br>
 
KewlCompressor.dll<br>
 
[http://www.asktoby.com/killerringer_vst_plugin.zip Killeringer.dll]
 
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>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Bandisto.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda BeatBox.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Combo.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda De-ess.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Degrade.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Delay.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Detune.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dither.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda DubDelay.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dynamics.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Envelope.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Image.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Leslie.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Limiter.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Loudness.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda MultiBand.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Overdrive.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RePsycho!.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RezFilter.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RingMod.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Shepard.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Splitter.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Stereo.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda SubSynth.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Talkbox.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda ThruZero.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Tracker.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda VocInput.dll]<br>
 
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Vocoder.dll]<br>
 
mdspFlanger.dll<br>
 
Megatrancer.dll<br>
 
MjCompressor.dll<br>
 
mda [[RoundPan]] .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>
 
normalizer.dll<br>
 
[http://www.prosoniq.net/pub/freebies/pc/NPOLE.ZIP NorthPole.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>
 
Robotizer.dll<br>
 
[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RoomMachine844.zip RoomMachine844.dll]<br>
 
RoomReverb.dll<br>
 
[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RubyTube.zip RubyTube.dll]<br>
 
SampleSlider.dll<br>
 
Saturator.dll<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>
 
StComp_v1r.dll<br>
 
stepper.dll<br>
 
Stereoizer.dll<br>
 
StereoStretcher.dll<br>
 
StudioVerb.dll<br>
 
SupaPhaser.dll<br>
 
surrounder.dll<br>
 
tape Saturator.dll<br>
 
TapeDelay.dll<br>
 
[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/TapeIt.zip TapeIt.dll]<br>
 
THD.dll<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>
 
[http://vellocet.com/software/VdPhazor.zip VdPhazor.dll]<br>
 
VFlange.dll<br>
 
VFlanger.dll<br>
 
VIBRATOR1_00.dll<br>
 
Vibro.dll<br>
 
Volcano.dll<br>
 
VOX_DoctorDemo.dll<br>
 
VoxengoEssEQ.dll<br>
 
VoxengoOldSkoolVerb.dll<br>
 
VoxengoPowershaper.dll<br>
 
VoxengoSampleDelay.dll<br>
 
VoxengoStereoTouch.dll<br>
 
VoxengoTempoDelay.dll<br>
 
VoxengoTubeAmp1.dll<br>
 
VoxengoTubeAmp.dll<br>
 
[http://vellocet.com/software/VPingPong.zip VPingPong.dll]<br>
 
[http://vellocet.com/software/VRingMod.zip VRingMod.dll]<br>
 
[http://vellocet.com/software/VSpectShift.zip VSpectShift.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.audacityteam.org/vst/VST-Enabler-0.1.3.zip VST Enabler.dll]<br>
 
WARP.DLL<br>
 
Whix.dll<br>
 
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xChorus.dll]<br>
 
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xfaser_lite.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>
 
  
that is every VST plugin -so far-that i have tested and found to work acceptably in Audacity.
+
{{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 !
not every plug will necessarilly work on every machine, and i found every single one on google just surfing around, and probably another 300 that DON'T work. i hope this saves ya some time...happy surfing!!
+
* '''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).}}
~pinkster
+
*'''Classic''' plug-ins
 +
**[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_Compressor&id=1873 Classic Compressor.dll]<br>
 +
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Delay&id=1874 Classic Delay.dll]<br>
 +
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_EQ&id=482 Classic EQ.dll]<br>
 +
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Flanger&id=491 Classic Flanger.dll]<br>
 +
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Master_Limiter&id=1875 Classic Master Limiter.dll]<br>
 +
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Phaser&id=492 Classic Phaser.dll]<br>
 +
**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Reverb&id=1872 Classic Reverb.dll]<br>
  
...and I've been working on linking some of them, adding new ones as I find them. Hope that saves even more time!
+
{{ednote|1=
-Kevin
+
'''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.
 +
}}
 +
<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
 +
**[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]
 +
**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''')
 +
**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/THD.zip THD.dll] - analog-style saturator
 +
 
 +
*[http://rekkerd.org/dtblkfx/ DtBlkFx] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Fourier_transform FFT]-based frequency and harmonics manipulation). Also supports '''OS X''' (Universal binary) but only Windows version tested.
 +
*[http://www.elevayta.net/product13.htm Extra Boy Pro] removal and isolation of audio components (commercial, paid for)
 +
*[http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item=69 EZmix] (commercial, time limited demo available). Also supports '''OS X''' but only Windows version tested.
 +
*[http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Plugins/Freeverb.shtml Freeverb] Plug-ins
 +
**[http://www.dancetech.com/file-library/PLUGIN/freeverb.sit Freeverb] for '''OS X'''
 +
**[http://www.dancetech.com/file-library/PLUGIN/freeverb2.zip Freeverb2.dll] for Windows
 +
**[http://www.sinusweb.de/freetoo.html FreeverbToo.dll] for Windows
 +
*[http://www.gvst.co.uk/gmulti.htm GMulti] Multi-band compressor
 +
*[http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/ iZotope vinyl] for [http://downloads.izotope.com/product_download/iZotope_Vinyl_Setup_v1_73b.exe Windows] and [http://downloads.izotope.com/product_download/iZotope_Vinyl_v1_73c.dmg '''OS X''']
 +
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20130523203350/http://membres.multimania.fr/jeje1999/jspack.zip JS plug-in pack] - contains [http://web.archive.org/web/20130523203350/http://membres.multimania.fr/jeje1999/plug.htm 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
 +
*[http://jvstwrapper.sourceforge.net/ jVSTwRapper]-based plug-ins (on Windows, '''Mac OSX PPC/Intel''' and '''Linux''').
 +
:jVSTwRapper is a way of writing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_%28programming_language%29 Java] plug-ins using VST-based technology, enclosed in a wrapper that makes them compatible for use in VST, [[Audio Units]] and [[Ladspa Plug-ins|LADSPA]] hosts. Thus jVSTwRapper plug-ins can be run on all three platforms.
 +
*[http://www.asktoby.com/killerringer_vst_plugin.zip Killeringer.dll]
 +
*[http://sleepytimedsp.com/software/lisp Lisp] level-independent sibilance processor
 +
*[http://smartelectronix.com/ Smartelectronix] Plug-ins
 +
**[http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/#Ambience Ambience] - reverb plug-in for Windows, '''OS 9/X''' ('''PPC only''')
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Bandisto.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda BeatBox.dll]
 +
**[http://www.smartelectronix.com/refer.php?url=~bram/files/Bouncy_win_030214.zip Bouncy.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Combo.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda De-ess.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Degrade.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Delay.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Detune.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dither.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda DubDelay.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dynamics.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Envelope.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Image.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Leslie.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Limiter.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Loudness.dll]
 +
**MjCompressor.dll for [http://www.smartelectronix.com/refer.php?url=~magnus/files/MjCompressor-win-vst-2006-04-25.zip Windows] and [http://www.smartelectronix.com/refer.php?url=~magnus/files/MjCompressor-osx-vst-2006-04-25.zip OS X] ''Windows version only has a tabular interface even in Audacity 1.3.8+''
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda MultiBand.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Overdrive.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RePsycho!.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RezFilter.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RingMod.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RoundPan.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Shepard.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Splitter.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Stereo.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda SubSynth.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Talkbox.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda ThruZero.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Tracker.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda VocInput.dll]
 +
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Vocoder.dll]
 +
*[http://www.prosoniq.net/pub/freebies/pc/NPOLE.ZIP NorthPole.dll]
 +
*[http://www.stw-audio.com/products/reflex-free/ REFLEX free] - a regenerating delay plug-in, a mixture of stereo delays followed by a dense
 +
*Robotizer for [http://www.freesoundeditor.com/downloads/vst/mdsp_fft_tools_win.zip Windows] and '''[http://www.freesoundeditor.com/downloads/vst/mdsp_fft_tools_macosx.sit Mac OS X]''' ('''PPC only''')
 +
*[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RoomMachine844.zip RoomMachine844.dll]
 +
*[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RubyTube.zip RubyTube.dll]
 +
*[http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-reverb TAL-Reverb-2] - popular GPL licensed plate reverb
 +
*[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/TapeIt.zip TapeIt.dll]
 +
*TB Compressor (working demo) in [http://www.toneboosters.com/download/ Tone Boosters plug-in bundle] - supports [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_compression "New York" or "parallel" compression]
 +
*[http://www.quikquak.com/media/UpStereo_2_Win.zip UpStereo.dll] - stereo widener
 +
*[http://www.quikquak.com/media/UpStereo_2_Pack_OSX.zip UpStereo for '''OS X'''] ''(not tested)'' 
 +
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VdPhazor.zip VdPhazor.dll]
 +
*[http://www.rocksonics.com/VoxDoctorIIDemo.zip VOX_DoctorDemo.dll] - De-Esser
 +
*[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/VSpectShift.zip VSpectShift.dll]
 +
*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xChorus.dll]
 +
*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xfaser_lite.dll]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
<div id="problems"></div>
 +
 
 +
== List of Plug-ins with known problems ==
 +
 
 +
{{advice|1=
 +
'''Instructions for adding VST effect plug-ins to the list:'''<BR>
 +
#Please do not add VST instrument plug-ins to the list, because Audacity won't work with any of those.   
 +
#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 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 [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.
 +
}}
 +
{{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
 +
* MDA VST's
 +
* stereoizer.dll 
 +
}} 
 +
{| style="border-spacing: 10px 10px;line-height:95%" cellspacing="10px" /for IE/
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|'''Plug-in'''
 +
|'''OS'''
 +
|'''Date'''
 +
|'''Audacity version'''
 +
|'''Symptoms'''
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|[http://www.antarestech.com/index.php Auto-Tune]
 +
|Windows
 +
|Dec.2012
 +
|Audacity 2.0.1
 +
|Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|[http://www.bluecataudio.com/ 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. 
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|CM Vocoder
 +
|Windows/OS X
 +
|Sep.08
 +
|Audacity 1.3.8+
 +
|Does not appear 
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|Effect Chainer DX and VST wrapper
 +
|Windows
 +
|Jan.08
 +
|All
 +
|can't host any plug-ins
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|[http://vincent.burel.free.fr/download/ffx4_FullDemo3.zip FFX-4 DX and VST Wrapper]
 +
|Windows
 +
|Jan.08
 +
|All
 +
|can't host any plug-ins
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|[http://www.dancetech.com/file-library/PLUGIN/freeverb2.zip Freeverb2]
 +
|Windows 7
 +
|Oct.11
 +
|Audacity 1.3.13
 +
|Only tabular interface, no preset support
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|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.     
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|GRM Tools
 +
|Windows
 +
|Sep.08
 +
|Audacity 1.3.8+
 +
|unspecified
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|[http://www.gvst.co.uk/index.htm GSnap]
 +
|Windows
 +
|Jan.2014
 +
|Audacity 2.0.6
 +
|Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
|keFIR
 +
|Windows
 +
|Apr.08
 +
|VST-Bridge 1.1
 +
|has no effect on audio
 +
|-valign="top"
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|[http://web.archive.org/web/20130929114530/http://st3pan0va.webs.com/kn0ck0ut.zip kn0ck0ut]
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|Windows
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|Sep.2014
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|Audacity 2.0.6-alpha
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|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 [https://github.com/jeremysalwen/kn0ck0ut-LV2 LV2 version].
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|-valign="top"
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|Sonic Maximizer
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|Windows
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|Sep.2007
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|VST-Bridge 1.1
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|not in Effect menu
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|-valign="top"
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|SoundSoap2 (discontinued) (see also [http://www.soundness-llc.com/soundsoap3.html SoundSoap3]) 
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|Windows, OS X   
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|2007 (various)
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|All
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|Audacity won't launch 
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|-valign="top"
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|[http://www.stillwellaudio.com/plugins/spectro/ Spectro]
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|Windows   
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|Nov.2014
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|2.0.7-alpha
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|No spectrum visible in plug-in window
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|-valign="top"
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|[http://www.applied-acoustics.com/stringstudio.php String Studio]
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|Windows   
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|2007 (various)
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|VST-Bridge 1.1
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|Audacity won't launch 
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|-valign="top"
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|T RackS 3
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|OS X   
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|Dec.2009
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|All
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|Audacity won't launch 
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|-valign="top"
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|VisualVOX VST
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|Windows
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|Jan.2008
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|VST-Bridge 1.1
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|No interface, just silences audio
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|-valign="top"
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|[http://www.waves.com/ Waves V5]
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|Windows
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|Dec.2012
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|Audacity 2.0.2
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|Hangs Audacity on launch
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|-valign="top"
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|[http://www.waves.com/ Waves V8]
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|OS X
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|Feb.2013
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|Audacity 2.0.3
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|Only tabular interface. Two entries (m) and (s) for each effect. GarageBand does not have either problem.(1)
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|}
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:(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. 
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[[Category:Plug-ins]]

Latest revision as of 22:43, 13 July 2022

Warning icon This page has been deprecated. Newer information can be found here: https://plugins.audacityteam.org
The information on this page are likely out-of-date and will not be updated in the forseeable future. It may be removed at any time.
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.