Managing VST and AudioUnits Plugins in Mac OS X
I know I haven't been updating my blog recently as I have been busy with other items. I have been working on articles and Quick Tips for AudioTuts+ and my first Quick Tip was posted last week. This Quick Tip explains how to manage VST and AudioUnits plugins in Mac OS X. I've covered some ways of installing plugins and keeping your plugin folder tidy.
VST and AudioUnits(AU) are the two native plugin formats for Mac OS X. Although there are other DAW specific formats for plugins, VST and AudioUnits are more common and compatible across various DAWs like Cubase, Logic, etc. There is an abundance of VST and AU plugins for expanding your DAW and building your collection of effects. However, it can be difficult to know how to get those plugins running on your computer. Especially if they are free and do not come with installers or instructions. I'll help you get those files in the right places and make them appear in your plugin stacks.