Presonus Studio One Artist and 4 favorite VST plugins
The main difference between Presonus Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro DAWs the first one allows to use only built-in effects and just EZDrummer, Guitar Rig 3 and Kore Player as external VSTs.
Last holidays I tried to install Studio One Artist (bought for $20 on NAMM special) and I had problems with recognition of EZDrummer Lite and Guitar Rig LE plugins shipped with it. After some investigation with Microsoft Process Monitor I found that Studio One Artist does search of plugins only in default VST directory but I installed them in another place. I changed default VST directory in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VST and the problem was solved.
But my investigation had an interesting side effect. Studio One Artist tries to load VST plugins with exact these names:
- guitar rig 3.dll
- Kore Player.dll
- Kore Player FX.dll
Consequence #1. You can place your favorite 4 VST plugins under such a names and use them.
Consequence #2. You can use Molot in Studio One Artist.
Consequence #3. You can use effect chainer plugin to load another plugins.
These consequences are a good compensation for 2 hours of my time wasted to try to recognize why Studio One Artist doesn’t recognize Guitar Rig and EZDrummer installed. :-)