Noise Gate Plugin - not showing up in Effects Menu [SOLVED]

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Re: Noise Gate Plugin - not showing up in Effects Menu

Post by skrebs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:53 pm

Hi,

I'm seeing a similar problem when trying to add the Acx-check.ny plug-in. Firstly there was no Plug-Ins folder in my /Library/Application Support/audacity/ folder so I created one. When I downloaded the Acx-check.ny plug-in and moved it to the Plug-Ins folder I could not see the plug-in under the the Analyze -> Add/Remove plug-ins... menu even if I restarted Audacity. I have version 2.2.0

Thanks

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Re: Noise Gate Plugin - not showing up in Effects Menu

Post by billw58 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:48 pm

skrebs wrote:Hi,
Firstly there was no Plug-Ins folder in my /Library/Application Support/audacity/ folder so I created one.
Wrong folder. That's the system-wide folder. You want your user library folder, which is at ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/. The "~" character at the start is important.
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Re: Noise Gate Plugin - not showing up in Effects Menu

Post by skrebs » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:02 pm

Thanks Bill. When I look under the Users folder and my account name there is no Library folder so perhaps I'm still looking in the wrong place.
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Re: Noise Gate Plugin - not showing up in Effects Menu

Post by billw58 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:03 pm

Mac hides the user Library folder by default.

In the Finder, click the Go menu while holding down the option key. "Library" should appear as an option in the menu. Select it.

If that doesn't work, do Go > Go to Folder and type "~/Library/Application Support/audacity" into the dialog. Don't forget the "~" character at the start.

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Re:Noise Gate Plugin not showing up in Effects Menu [SOLVED]

Post by skrebs » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:17 pm

Thanks very much Bill - that worked!
Mark

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