asked Nov 04 '14 at 19:09 by bnmurray (36)

Hi guys, I'm not able to get Bitwig to see my Waves plugins. I've seen a couple types of solutions mentioned across the interweb, but it's not clear how to do them. First is the third party utility shell2vst. Second is to delete a cache and index file/folder. Not sure if shell2vst has worked for folks using Bitwig (was from another DAW's community), and there are lots of files/folders in Windows 7 called cache and index. Help? Thanks.

on Windows you should delete a folder and a file i write how to find them below. But before deleting them make a backup on them on your desktop if something goes wrong:

C:\Users\your_username/AppData/Local/BitwigStudio/index (delete index folder)

C:\Users\your_username/AppData/Local/BitwigStudio/cache/vst-metadata (delete vst-metadata file)

Best regards! This has worked for me ;) If you cant find sure to check folders configuration to see that you can see hidden folders so its not set on invisible.


answered Apr 09 '15 at 08:10 by ronnyrydgren (1.2k)

edited Apr 09 '15 at 08:14

Update: I added the free Waves StudioRack and let the installer put it where it wanted. Now BWS recognizes the 64 and 32 bit versions of the StudioRack and also the 32 bit version of my Waves plugins. Still not seeing the 64 bit plugins directly, though. But, StudioRack knows where to find them, so I can get to them by using StudioRack. Not fixed yet, especially if I want to just use a single 64 bit Waves plugin, but getting closer. This is all in BWS 1.1.


answered Nov 21 '14 at 14:37 by bnmurray (36)

Update: I tried the shell2vst approaxh and that didnt work. Got the same "select the waves plugin folder" that Bitwig gives me. Any other thoughts? Thx.


answered Nov 05 '14 at 16:55 by bnmurray (36)

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Asked: Nov 04 '14 at 19:09

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