So I have downloaded the VST bridge, put it all in the Plug-ins folder of Audacity in x86 (running Windows 8, 68 bit) and then copy and pasted GSnap.dll (32 bit downloaded version) into the folder, yet nothing shows up. I’ve restarted and checked the effects, not there, and even looked in preferences, and the effects folder/category wasn’t even there. Can someone help?
VST Bridge should not be used with Audacity 2.x. Remove that from your plug-ins folder.
After adding new VST plug-ins you need to tell Audacity to look for new plug-ins the next time it starts. See here for instructions: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#vst_install