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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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{{deprecated|https://plugins.audacityteam.org}}
  
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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|-
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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.
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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).
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}}
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===List of Plug-ins with download links===
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*[http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/ADopplerEn/?nl01 ADopplerEn.dll]
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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)
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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"
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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)]
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*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/p3.html Bo Johansen] Plug-ins
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Flanger.dll]
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ LoFi.dll]
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Overdrive.dll]
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Ringmodulator.dll]
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Tremolo.dll]
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**[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Wavechanger2.dll]
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*[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/ Bluecat] Plug-ins
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/ BlueCatMonoChorusVST.dll]
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Flanger/ BlueCatFlangerVST(Mono).dll]
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_StereoFlanger BlueCatFlangerVST(Stereo).dll]
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Phaser/ BlueCatPhaserVST(Mono).dll]
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_StereoPhaser BlueCatPhaserVST(Stereo).dll]
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**[http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_StereoChorus BlueCatStereoChorusVST.dll]
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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
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*[http://www.kvraudio.com/product/buzcomp_cl_bcl201_by_buzzroom Buzzroom CL 201] (Vintage Maximiser) - now shareware
  
= List of Functional Plugins =
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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 !
2WarpDelay_v1.dll<br>
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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).}}
4poleLPF.dll<br>
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*'''Classic''' plug-ins
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/A0_plugins.zip A0 Neosweep.dll]
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Auto-Filter&id=505 Classic Auto-Filter.dll]
Acidfanatic overdrive.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Chorus&id=490 Classic Chorus.dll]<br>
Acidfanatic stereo2mono.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Compressor&id=1873 Classic Compressor.dll]<br>
Acidfanatic ultradrive.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Delay&id=1874 Classic Delay.dll]<br>
Ambience.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_EQ&id=482 Classic EQ.dll]<br>
AnalogDelay.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Flanger&id=491 Classic Flanger.dll]<br>
AnechoicRoomSimulator.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Master_Limiter&id=1875 Classic Master Limiter.dll]<br>
ANWIDA Soft DX Reverb Light.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Phaser&id=492 Classic Phaser.dll]<br>
ariesverb_0_2.dll<br>
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**[http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Classic_Reverb&id=1872 Classic Reverb.dll]<br>
B_Decoder.dll<br>
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bandspin.dll<br>
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{{ednote|1=
[http://www.cloneensemble.com/BassChorusV23.zip BassChorusV23.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]
[http://www.cloneensemble.com/BassPhaserV10.zip BassPhaserV10.dll]<br>
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* '''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.  
Big Tick Dual Delay.dll<br>
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Big Tick Hexaline.dll<br>
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<ul><li>[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=1 digitalfishphones] plug-ins</ul>
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Flanger.dll]<br>
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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.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ LoFi.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=3 endorphin] - dual-band stereo compressor
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Overdrive.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5 Fish fillets package]
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Ringmodulator.dll]<br>
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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''')
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Tremolo.dll]<br>
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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''')
[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/bojo.zip BJ Wavechanger2.dll]<br>
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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/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip BLOCKFISH.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/normalizer_PC_Win.zip normalizer.dll] - a denormalization tool
BlueCatChorusVST(Mono).dll<br>
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**[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/THD.zip THD.dll] - analog-style saturator
BlueCatChorusVST(Stereo).dll<br>
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[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Flanger/BlueCatFlangerVST.zip BlueCatFlangerVST(Mono).dll]<br>
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*[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://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Flanger/BlueCatFlangerVST.zip BlueCatFlangerVST(Stereo).dll]<br>
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*[http://www.elevayta.net/product13.htm Extra Boy Pro] removal and isolation of audio components (commercial, paid for)
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Phaser/BlueCatPhaserVST.zip BlueCatPhaserVST(Mono).dll]<br>
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*[http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item=69 EZmix] (commercial, time limited demo available). Also supports '''OS X''' but only Windows version tested.
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_Phaser/BlueCatPhaserVST.zip BlueCatPhaserVST(Stereo).dll]<br>
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*[http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Plugins/Freeverb.shtml Freeverb] Plug-ins
BlueCatStereoChorusVST.dll<br>
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**[http://www.dancetech.com/file-library/PLUGIN/freeverb.sit Freeverb] for '''OS X'''
[http://software.bluecatonline.org//Vault/Products/Product_StereoFlanger/BlueCatStereoFlangerVST.zip BlueCatStereoFlangerVST.dll]<br>
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**[http://www.dancetech.com/file-library/PLUGIN/freeverb2.zip Freeverb2.dll] for Windows
[http://www.smartelectronix.com/refer.php?url=~bram/files/Bouncy_win_030214.zip Bouncy.dll]
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**[http://www.sinusweb.de/freetoo.html FreeverbToo.dll] for Windows
BPan_e.dll<br>
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*[http://www.gvst.co.uk/gmulti.htm GMulti] Multi-band compressor
BPan_e_gui.dll<br>
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*[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''']
BPan_m.dll<br>
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*[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.
BPan_m_gui.dll<br>
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**JS 6 equalizer V1.0.dll
BuzMaxi.dll<br>
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**JS Band Cut V1.0.dll
c3multibandcomp_1_2.dll<br>
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**JS Compresseur V1.1.dll
c3multibandcomp_1_2sse.dll<br>
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**JS Disto V1.0.dll
CamelPhatFree.dll<br>
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**JS equalizer V1.0.dll
CatDelay.dll<br>
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**Humanizer v1.0.dll
CatDelay_1_3.dll<br>
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**JS Limiteur V1.0.dll
CCTDelayLE.dll<br>
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**JS Magneto V1.1.dll
Chimecho.dll<br>
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**JS Mini-sample V1.0.dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_auto-filter_v101.zip Classic Auto-Filter.dll]<br>
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**JS Noise Attenu V1.0 .dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_chorus_v128.zip Classic Chorus.dll]<br>
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**JS Noise Filtre V1.0.dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_compressor_v117.zip Classic Compressor.dll]<br>
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**JS Oscil resonne V2.0 .dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_delay_v103.zip Classic Delay.dll]<br>
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**JS Oscil resonne V3.0.dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_eq_v104.zip Classic EQ.dll]<br>
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**JS PanDelay .dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_flanger_v109.zip Classic Flanger.dll]<br>
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**JS Resonnateur V1.0.dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_master-limiter_v106.zip Classic Master Limiter.dll]<br>
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**JS Vibrato V1.0.dll
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_phaser_v103.zip Classic Phaser.dll]<br>
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*[http://jvstwrapper.sourceforge.net/ jVSTwRapper]-based plug-ins (on Windows, '''Mac OSX PPC/Intel''' and '''Linux''').  
[http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/archives/classic_reverb_v106.zip Classic Reverb.dll]<br>
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: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.
CompactDistortion.dll<br>
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*[http://www.asktoby.com/killerringer_vst_plugin.zip Killeringer.dll]
Compressor2.dll<br>
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*[http://sleepytimedsp.com/software/lisp Lisp] level-independent sibilance processor
Compressor.dll<br>
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*[http://smartelectronix.com/ Smartelectronix] Plug-ins
CoyoteWah.dll<br>
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**[http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/#Ambience Ambience] - reverb plug-in for Windows, '''OS 9/X''' ('''PPC only''')
CrazyIvan.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Bandisto.dll]
D_Limiter.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda BeatBox.dll]
dB Compressor.dll<br>
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**[http://www.smartelectronix.com/refer.php?url=~bram/files/Bouncy_win_030214.zip Bouncy.dll]
dbFree.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Combo.dll]
DCOffsetKiller.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda De-ess.dll]
Delayer.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Degrade.dll]
Delta Filter.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Delay.dll]
Delta Force.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Detune.dll]
Delta Phase.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dither.dll]
Delta Ping.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda DubDelay.dll]
Delta Space.dll<br>
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**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dynamics.dll]
dfx Buffer Override mono.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Envelope.dll]
dfx Buffer Override stereo.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Image.dll]
dfx Monomaker.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Leslie.dll]
dfx Scrubby.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Limiter.dll]
dfx Skidder.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Loudness.dll]
DFX Transverb.dll<br>
+
**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+''
Distortionator Mk2.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda MultiBand.dll]
[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/dominion_v1.2_PC.zip dominion v1.2.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Overdrive.dll]
Dr_ExpanderDemo.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RePsycho!.dll]
echographz.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RezFilter.dll]
effex.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RingMod.dll]
E-Phonic LOFI.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RoundPan.dll]
E-Phonic XPressor.dll<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Shepard.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_M_Comp.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Splitter.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_M_EQShelf.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Stereo.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_M_Tube.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda SubSynth.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_S_Comp.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Talkbox.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_S_EQFilter.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda ThruZero.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_S_EQShelf.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Tracker.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_S_LineT.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda VocInput.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_S_Phase.dll]<br>
+
**[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Vocoder.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FrasersPluginsV21.ZIP F_S_Tube.dll]<br>
+
*[http://www.prosoniq.net/pub/freebies/pc/NPOLE.ZIP NorthPole.dll]
FEILEI Surround Echo.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.stw-audio.com/products/reflex-free/ REFLEX free] - a regenerating delay plug-in, a mixture of stereo delays followed by a dense
FEILEI Surround Encode.dll<br>
+
*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''')
FEILEI Surround Pan.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RoomMachine844.zip RoomMachine844.dll]
Filterizer.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RubyTube.zip RubyTube.dll]
FilterONE.dll<br>
+
*[http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-reverb TAL-Reverb-2] - popular GPL licensed plate reverb
firegain.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/TapeIt.zip TapeIt.dll]
Flaser.dll<br>
+
*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]
Flipper.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.quikquak.com/media/UpStereo_2_Win.zip UpStereo.dll] - stereo widener
FloFi.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.quikquak.com/media/UpStereo_2_Pack_OSX.zip UpStereo for '''OS X'''] ''(not tested)'' 
[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/the_fish_fillets_v1_1.zip FLOORFISH.dll]<br>
+
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VdPhazor.zip VdPhazor.dll]
florus.dll<br>
+
*[http://www.rocksonics.com/VoxDoctorIIDemo.zip VOX_DoctorDemo.dll] - De-Esser
FlybabyBETA.dll<br>
+
*[https://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugin-download/ Voxengo] - free VST plug-ins from Voxengo
[http://www.users.bigpond.com/prodigalson/Sounds/freeverb/freeverb2.zip Freeverb2.dll]<br>
+
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VRingMod.zip VRingMod.dll]
FreeverbToo15.dll<br>
+
*[http://vellocet.com/software/VSpectShift.zip VSpectShift.dll]
[http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~drumbest/freeToo16.zip FreeverbToo.dll]<br>
+
*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xChorus.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity 7band EQ.dll]<br>
+
*[http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/aldo.zip xfaser_lite.dll]
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity balance.dll]<br>
+
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity bass boost.dll]<br>
+
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity blood overdrive.dll]<br>
+
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity filter.dll]<br>
+
 
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/FruityPlugs2.zip Fruity delay.dll]<br>
+
 
Frohmage_vst2win.dll<br>
+
<div id="problems"></div>
Gain.dll<br>
+
 
GClip.dll<br>
+
== List of Plug-ins with known problems ==
GComp.dll<br>
+
 
GeneComp3.dll<br>
+
{{advice|1=
GeneComp3_mono.dll<br>
+
'''Instructions for adding VST effect plug-ins to the list:'''<BR>
GeneComp.dll<br>
+
#Please do not add VST instrument plug-ins to the list, because Audacity won't work with any of those.  
GeneComp_mono.dll<br>
+
#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".
GGate.dll<br>
+
#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>
GHi.dll<br>
+
#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.
Glacier.dll<br>
+
# '''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.'''
GLow.dll<br>
+
#* 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.
GranComp3.dll<br>
+
}}
GranComp3_mono.dll<br>
+
{{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].  
GranComp.dll<br>
+
* JS plug-ins
GranComp_mono.dll<br>
+
* MDA VST's
GRevDly.dll<br>
+
* stereoizer.dll 
GVerb.dll<br>
+
}} 
Hard Limiter.dll<br>
+
{| style="border-spacing: 10px 10px;line-height:95%" cellspacing="10px" /for IE/
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/indygoplugs.zip IndyGoDelay.dll]<br>
+
|-valign="top"
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/indygoplugs.zip IndyGoGater.dll]<br>
+
|'''Plug-in'''
[http://pir.at.infoseek.co.jp/indygoplugs.zip IndyGoTremolo.dll]<br>
+
|'''OS'''
Invada EQ-Tube-Mono.dll<br>
+
|'''Date'''
Invada EQ-Tube-Stereo.dll<br>
+
|'''Audacity version'''
Invada Tube-Mono.dll<br>
+
|'''Symptoms'''
Invada Tube-Stereo.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
iZotope Vinyl.dll<br>
+
|[http://www.antarestech.com/index.php Auto-Tune]
JS 6 equalizer V1.0.dll<br>
+
|Windows
JS Band Cut V1.0.dll<br>
+
|Dec.2012
JS Compresseur V1.1.dll<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.1
JS Disto V1.0.dll<br>
+
|Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.
JS equalizer V1.0.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
JS Humanizer v1.0.dll<br>
+
|[http://www.bluecataudio.com/ BlueCat] 
JS Limiteur V1.0.dll<br>
+
|OS X
JS Magneto V1.1.dll<br>
+
|Sep.2014
JS Mini-sample V1.0.dll<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.5, 2.0.6
JS Noise Attenu V1.0 .dll<br>
+
|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. 
JS Noise Filtre V1.0.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
JS Oscil resonne V2.0 .dll<br>
+
|CM Vocoder
JS Oscil resonne V3.0.dll<br>
+
|Windows/OS X
JS [[PanDelay]] .dll<br>
+
|Sep.08
JS Resonnateur V1.0.dll<br>
+
|Audacity 1.3.8+
JS Vibrato V1.0.dll<br>
+
|Does not appear 
karlette.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
KarmaFX Deelay.dll<br>
+
|Effect Chainer DX and VST wrapper
KarmaFX Filter.dll<br>
+
|Windows
KewlCompressor.dll<br>
+
|Jan.08
[http://www.asktoby.com/killerringer_vst_plugin.zip Killeringer.dll]
+
|All
KONTRAST.DLL<br>
+
|can't host any plug-ins
KristalEQ.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
Kristalizer.dll<br>
+
|[http://vincent.burel.free.fr/download/ffx4_FullDemo3.zip FFX-4 DX and VST Wrapper]
KristalReverb.dll<br>
+
|Windows
KTAudioHealer.dll<br>
+
|Jan.08
KwikKomp2b1.dll<br>
+
|All
KwikKomp3VST.dll<br>
+
|can't host any plug-ins
Levels.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
LoFiPlus.dll<br>
+
|[http://www.dancetech.com/file-library/PLUGIN/freeverb2.zip Freeverb2]
LPGEQ2.dll<br>
+
|Windows 7
LPGEQ2_1.dll<br>
+
|Oct.11
LPGEQ.dll<br>
+
|Audacity 1.3.13
LPGEQ_mono.dll<br>
+
|Only tabular interface, no preset support
Mab.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
MadShifta.dll<br>
+
|GRM Tools
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Bandisto.dll]<br>
+
|OS X
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda BeatBox.dll]<br>
+
|May 2014
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Combo.dll]<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.6-alpha
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda De-ess.dll]<br>
+
|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.     
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Degrade.dll]<br>
+
|-valign="top"
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Delay.dll]<br>
+
|GRM Tools
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Detune.dll]<br>
+
|Windows
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dither.dll]<br>
+
|Sep.08
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda DubDelay.dll]<br>
+
|Audacity 1.3.8+
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Dynamics.dll]<br>
+
|unspecified
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Envelope.dll]<br>
+
|-valign="top"
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Image.dll]<br>
+
|[http://www.gvst.co.uk/index.htm GSnap]
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Leslie.dll]<br>
+
|Windows
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Limiter.dll]<br>
+
|Jan.2014
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Loudness.dll]<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.6
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda MultiBand.dll]<br>
+
|Tuning by MIDI input is not supported.  
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Overdrive.dll]<br>
+
|-valign="top"
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RePsycho!.dll]<br>
+
|keFIR
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RezFilter.dll]<br>
+
|Windows
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda RingMod.dll]<br>
+
|Apr.08
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Shepard.dll]<br>
+
|VST-Bridge 1.1
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Splitter.dll]<br>
+
|has no effect on audio
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Stereo.dll]<br>
+
|-valign="top"
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda SubSynth.dll]<br>
+
|[http://web.archive.org/web/20130929114530/http://st3pan0va.webs.com/kn0ck0ut.zip kn0ck0ut]
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Talkbox.dll]<br>
+
|Windows
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda ThruZero.dll]<br>
+
|Sep.2014
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Tracker.dll]<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.6-alpha
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda VocInput.dll]<br>
+
|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].
[http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/mda_vst_fx_win.zip mda Vocoder.dll]<br>
+
|-valign="top"
mdspFlanger.dll<br>
+
|Sonic Maximizer
Megatrancer.dll<br>
+
|Windows
MjCompressor.dll<br>
+
|Sep.2007
mda [[RoundPan]] .dll<br>
+
|VST-Bridge 1.1
MjRotoDelay.dll<br>
+
|not in Effect menu
MnComp_v1r.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
MonstaChorus.dll<br>
+
|SoundSoap2 (discontinued) (see also [http://www.soundness-llc.com/soundsoap3.html SoundSoap3]) 
Morphing Delay 2.1 Demo.dll<br>
+
|Windows, OS X   
msBalance.dll<br>
+
|2007 (various)
msComp.dll<br>
+
|All
msDecode.dll<br>
+
|Audacity won't launch 
msDelay.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
msEncode.dll<br>
+
|[http://www.stillwellaudio.com/plugins/spectro/ Spectro]
msSwap.dll<br>
+
|Windows   
msvcr71.dll<br>
+
|Nov.2014
ndcPanner.dll<br>
+
|2.0.7-alpha
ndcTrem.dll<br>
+
|No spectrum visible in plug-in window
ndcTrem_plus.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
noisegate.dll<br>
+
|[http://www.applied-acoustics.com/stringstudio.php String Studio]
[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/normalizer_PC_Win.zip normalizer.dll]<br>
+
|Windows   
[http://www.prosoniq.net/pub/freebies/pc/NPOLE.ZIP NorthPole.dll]<br>
+
|2007 (various)
Null-BandSpin.dll<br>
+
|VST-Bridge 1.1
P1-Tapedelay.dll<br>
+
|Audacity won't launch 
PalancarWare Brick.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
PalancarWare [[DeDC]] .dll<br>
+
|T RackS 3
PalancarWare Empire.dll<br>
+
|OS X   
PalancarWare Ozone.dll<br>
+
|Dec.2009
PalancarWare Refero.dll<br>
+
|All
PalancarWare Scalar.dll<br>
+
|Audacity won't launch 
ppdisto.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
preamp.dll<br>
+
|VisualVOX VST
pvaccu.dll<br>
+
|Windows
pvexag.dll<br>
+
|Jan.2008
pvtransp.dll<br>
+
|VST-Bridge 1.1
pwmdrive.dll<br>
+
|No interface, just silences audio
pzx.dll<br>
+
|-valign="top"
[http://home.datacomm.ch/andr/qplugins/q_delOizer30.zip q_delOizer30.dll]<br>
+
|[http://www.waves.com/ Waves V5]
Qamp.dll<br>
+
|Windows
respass.dll<br>
+
|Dec.2012
RetroDelay.dll<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.2
Reverb.dll<br>
+
|Hangs Audacity on launch
Reversinator.dll
+
|-valign="top"
RMD.dll<br>
+
|[http://www.waves.com/ Waves V8]
Robotizer.dll<br>
+
|OS X
[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RoomMachine844.zip RoomMachine844.dll]<br>
+
|Feb.2013
RoomReverb.dll<br>
+
|Audacity 2.0.3
[http://www.silverspike.com/Download/RubyTube.zip RubyTube.dll]<br>
+
|Only tabular interface. Two entries (m) and (s) for each effect. GarageBand does not have either problem.(1)
SampleSlider.dll<br>
+
|}
Saturator.dll<br>
+
:(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.
sc4.dll<br>
+
sc 04 sec Stereo Delay.dll<br>
+
[[Category:Plug-ins]]
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>
 
[http://www.digitalfishphones.com/binaries/THD.zip 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>
 

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.