Windows version - loading new plugins

Hi - I can’t load .dll plugin files into the Plugin Manager. There is no option for importing/uploading. I noticed that all of the plugins in Plugin Manager are type LV2 and lua. Does Ardour allow industry standard VSTi plugins (.dll)? If so, how do I import them?


Ardour does support VSTi(2.0) plugins on Windows. If you have VST plugins installed on your system but they are not showing up in the PluginManager, then you may need to change the VST plugin path in Preferences -> Plugins -> VST and rescan for plugins in Preferences -> Plugins.

Note that 64bit Ardour only supports 64bit VSTs (and 32bit Ardour only 32bit VSTs).