I’ve been trying to use Scaler as a VST instrument in Ableton 11 for days. I have it installed but it only shows me the AU version. So I’m not able to route midi to other instruments. Does anyone have the same problem or even better a solution for it?
Here are my specifications.
Mac OS Monterey
MacBook Pro (14", 2021)
Apple M1 Max
This might provide some info. Note: When used on an Apple Silicon computer, the Universal build of Live 11.1 only recognises VST2 and VST3 plug-ins natively compiled for Apple Silicon. Please note that some specific AU involve Intel-compiled processes, and that these will require Live to be run as an intel application via Rosetta 2. You can find more information here.
The plugin is installed in the default location. All plugins are in the right system folders.
I tried to uninstall everything - also the Scaler 1 demo version. Nothing changed. Still have the same problem after reinstalling and rebooting.
I also tried to copy the VSTs to the custom folder and rescanned all plugins multiple times.
I don’t have another DAW. Just different versions of Ableton Live. Ableton 10 (intel) works great with Scaler 2.5 VST.
Have you tried performing a deep rescan (Opt + Rescan) ? Otherwise you can try and delete the Preferences.cfg file from User>Library>Preferences>Ableton>Live 11.0 and set up everything again in Live
If all else fails, that is reset Live.
Also see this re VST’s not showing up in Live 11:
For myself, it turns out that the Universal Build of Ableton doesn’t work with plugins that weren’t built for Silicon (any Mac with an M1 chip in it).
Either switching over to force the Universal build into Rosetta mode or simply using the Intel build of Ableton brings the VST’s back.