Installation Guide - PRO-DS

Manual installation

When installing FabFilter Pro-DS, the installation program will try to copy the plug-in into the appropriate plug-ins folders, and in most cases your host will recognize FabFilter Pro-DS automatically. Otherwise, please follow these instructions:


Windows
On Windows, most hosts have their own VST plug-ins folder. So if you are using Windows and your host does not recognize FabFilter ProDS, you need to locate the proper plug-ins folder for your host first (it is usually shown in the Preferences or similar dialog). 

Then, copy the file FabFilter Pro-DS.dll from C:\Program Files\FabFilter\Pro-DS (or C:\Program Files (x86)\FabFilter\Pro-DS if you are using a 32-bit host on 64-bit Windows) to the plug-ins folder that you have found and restart the host so it can reload all its plug-ins. 

For the AAX version of Pro-DS, copy the FabFilter Pro-DS.aax plugin folder to the common Pro Tools AAX plug-in folder on your computer; for the RTAS version of Pro-DS, copy the FabFilter Pro-DS.dpm and FabFilter Pro-DS.dpm.rsr files to the Pro Tools RTAS plug-in folder on your computer.You can simply uninstall plug-ins or bundles via the Control Panel.


Mac OS X
On Mac OS X, plug-ins are installed in the standard plug-in folders in the system Library folder. These are the only possible correct locations:

  • Audio Units: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/ComponentsVST/VST3: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST and /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/
  • VST3RTAS: /Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins
  • AAX: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins

Note: AU and VST/VST3 plug-ins may be placed in the user's Library folders under ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins as well.

To uninstall the plug-ins from your Mac, you can just delete the specific FabFilter plug-in files at the above locations. Finally, if you really want to delete all data written by our plug-ins, you can remove the following folders/files from your user ~/Library as well:

  • ~/Library/Audio/Presets/FabFilter/FabFilter Pro-DS
  • ~/Library/Application Support/FabFilter/Pro-DS
  • ~/Library/Preferences/com.fabfilter.Pro-DS.1.plist

Note: Since OS X 10.7 (Lion), the system and user Library folders are marked as hidden by default. To make them visible again in Finder, open Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities) and enter the following commands:

  • chflags nohidden /Library
  • chflags nohidden ~/Library

If you still have problems, contact FabFilter Support