I did check all the way down the menu, and I checked to make sure hey were 32 bit, and I put them in the correct folder and VST is enabled, and I already read through the whole VST plugin installation forum…followed it to a T…
And still no fix, any ideas anyone? I downloaded them, installed them to the proper folder (programfilesx86) and checked the box for rescanning and they show up when I reopen in a list…I check all the boxes and it quickly runs through them and opens audacity, but when I go to the effects toolbar they aren’t there…not even at the bottom of it…
Sorry, but we are not able to see your computer. Can you give a specific example (with download address) of a plugin that won’t load in the Effect Menu?
As I said, Audacity will not load VST instruments or VST 3 plugins. If that is what you have, they will appear in “Install VST Effects” but will not appear in the Effect Menu.
If these are Waves plugins or other plugins that use a VST shell to control multiple plugins, Audacity 2.0.6 does not support them. The next 2.1.0 release of Audacity will support them.
If you really did that, that would be the explanation. In a properly set up Windows system there should not be a “programfilesx86” folder. It should be “Program Files (x86)” (note the spaces).
But in that case Audacity would not even see the effects stored in “programfilesx86” in the “Install VST Effects” dialogue, unless there was a “VST_PATH” environment variable pointing to that custom folder.