Default VST and AU plug-in folders (Mac)

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: OS X

The following folders are the default installation folders for plug-ins on Mac OS X:

Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ (= AU Plug-ins)
Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/ (= VST Plug-ins)

Certain plug-ins may install themselves to the <user> folder. This folder is hidden by default, here's how to access hidden folders on Mac OS X.

Macintosh HD:/Users/[Your Username]/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ (= AU Plug-ins)
Macintosh HD:/Users/[Your Username]/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/ (= VST Plug-ins)