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How to Install a VST Plugin in FL Studio

VST plugins are software synths and effects that you can use by programming MIDI notes inside your DAW. There are many types of plugins, but the installation of them in FL Studio is the same for all of them.

  • Install the plugin installer (or if it's just a .DLL, place it in your VST folder)
  • Press Options -> Manage Plugins in the toolbar of FL Studio
  • Enter the location of your installed plugin in the Plugin Search Paths window

  • Press Start Scan in the top left corner of the Plugin Manager
  • Let it run through until completion and close down the Plugin Manager

Your newly installed VST Plugin will now be visible in the browser. Locate it by clicking Plugin Database -> Effects / Generators (depening on the typ of plugin you've installed) -> New.