I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit pro and Ableton live lite 9 and softube time and tone bundle (64 bit) . But Softube plugins are not visible in Ableton. Any solutions for this ..


Try this:

(a) Launch Ableton Live and go to:

Windows: Options > Preferences Mac: Live > Preferences

(b) Select the File/Folder tab, and under Plug In sources, toggle Use VST Plug-In Custom (Win)/System Folders (Mac) off and on again.

(c) Hold down the [Alt/Option] key and click Rescan.

Source: http://www.waves.com/support/how-to-find-your-plugins-in-ableton-live

  • I have tried this but still facing same issue . – Parassharma1990 Mar 17 '17 at 10:00

Are you sure you installed the plugins in the correct VST folder?

Is your Ableton Live Lite 32-bit or 64-bit? Please refer to the help article below to verify you installed your plugins correctly and they match your Ableton version (you need to install 64-bit plugins only if you use 64-bit version of Ableton).

32-bit plug-ins won't show up in the 64-bit version of Live and vice versa.

Refer to this article: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209071729-Recommendations-for-using-VST-plug-ins-on-Windows

  • Yes I installed correctly and I am using Ableton live lite 64 bit with 64 bit plugins n i am using windows 8.1 64 bit . – Parassharma1990 Sep 8 '17 at 6:25
  • when I use 64 bit plugins with Ableton 32 bit then it works , But after installing Ableton 32 bit I cannot use Amplitube and guitar Rig plugins :( – Parassharma1990 Sep 8 '17 at 6:27
  • Let me know where you installed these two plugins and what is the Ableton setting for 64-bit plugins. Some plugins are by default installed into dedicated folders in Program Files but their .dll files (which are recognized by Ableton) should be placed into VstPlugins folder. If you installed these plugins with an installer, maybe there were two steps during the installation process: 1. Plugin dependent files folder (installation folder); 2. Plugin DLL folders for 32-bit and 64-bit versions. – Nephyx Sep 9 '17 at 8:03

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