[Ardour-Users] Ardour VST on Windows

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Jan 1 13:44:05 PST 2020

On 1/1/20 10:24 PM, mailing at joergsorge.de wrote:
> Hi,
> is it possible to use VST PlugIns in Ardour on Windows?
> And if, how to?

Ardour supports VST2 of the same architecture as Ardour:
32bit Ardour can load 32bit VSTs only, and 64bit Ardour only 64bit VSTs
(See Menu > Help > About for the Ardour version that you have installed).

Usually Ardour scans for VST plugins at application start in common

Preferences > Plugins > VST  allows to configure custom paths where VSTs
might be installed, and Preferences > Plugins allows to start a manual

To load plugins, double-click (or right-click) in the "processor box",
in the mixer window.

More information can be found at

hope this helps,

PS. At this point in time Ardour does not yet support VST3 plugins.

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