Default VST and AU plugin folders on OS X

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  • Operating System: OS X

The following folders are the default installation folders for plugins on Mac OS X:

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


The same folders are also available in the <user> folder, but in most cases empty and would only be used as a Custom Folder:

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