Presets not recalled on VST/AU plug-ins
- Live Versions: All
- Operating System: All
If a VST or AU plug-in preset fails to be recalled, or resets to a default preset when a live set is re-opened, it is likely the plug-in is outdated. This may occur after an operating system update, where the version of the plug-in is not fully compatible with the new OS. Also Mac Cleaner and similar cleanup utilities can delete AU presets and other important files.
The state of a plug-in is stored in a reserved binary data block in a Live set. This binary data block can only be read or written to by the plug-in itself.
Usually re-installing the plug-in will resolve the issue.
- Make sure to download the most recent version from the manufacturer's website - copies installed from DVD or USB may be out of date
- We recommend installing plug-ins to their default system locations using our guidelines on Windows and Mac
In case that doesn't fix the issue, we recommend that you contact the plug-in manufacturer directly.