If you've just installed LABS and cannot see the instrument in your DAW, it will likely be caused by one of the following:
1) Your DAW is not 'looking' in the correct folder for the plugin files.
2) The download was interrupted, and the plugin files are not present.
3) Your DAW was open during the LABS download, and needs to be restarted.
If you're yet to download LABS or would like a refresher on the download process, please go here for more information.
Where can I find the LABS plugin files?
Our LABS libraries are dedicated plugins, which means that within the download some plugin files will also be downloaded. These will always go to the default location set in your Spitfire App.
1) Open the Spitfire App.
2) Choose 'Settings' from the top menu.
3) You'll see a list of settings on the left. The ones to pay attention to here are VST2 Install Location, VST3 Install Location, and AAX Install Location.
4) In most cases, you'll find that AAX and VST3 locations are always the same, and should not require changing. VST2 can often go to a few different locations, so it's important to know where.
If you'd like to change the default location, you can do so here by clicking the small folder icon on the right in the image above.
5) Next, to confirm that LABS is downloaded, we'll go to that location and see if we can find the LABS.dll. Going to that directory and doing a quick search for 'LABS' will often be the quickest way:
If you are not seeing the plugin file, you'll need to repair the library to re-download the plugins. You can do so by following the steps here.
I have the plugin files, but still cannot see LABS in my DAW
If this is the case it's very likely that your DAW is not set up to 'see' the folder that the plugin is located. Each DAW is different, so it's recommended to do a quick Google search to find out where you can change these specific to your DAW. Sometimes you may need to set up a 'custom' VST folder, and from there you can specify the VST2 location from your Spitfire App and re-scan.
As a general guide, here's where you'd want to change your VST paths in some specific DAWs:
Cubase: Studio > VST Plug-in Manager > VST2 Plug-in Path Settings
Reaper: Plug-ins > VST > VST Plugin Path
Ableton: Preferences > Plug-ins > Plug-In Sources
Studio ONE: Files > Options > Locations > VST Plug-ins
FL Studio: Plugin Manager > Plugin Search Paths
I'm still having trouble!
If you're still unable to get up and running, feel free to reach out to us at spitfireaudio.com/support and we'll be happy to help.