Reason won't load my VST plugin (Softube modular) - macos
In this post, I discuss how I solved the issue of not being able to load a VST in Reason 10.
I spent a few hours last night trying to get the Softube Modular VST working with Reason 10 on my new mac. After searching the web, I couldn't find my answer. I submitted a ticket to Propellerheads and they got back to me the next day. While they didn't provide the answer I needed (well, not directly, anyway), they did lead me to the correct answer.
Softube modular gets installed in the correct VST folder on my iMac, but it gets installed in a Softube subfolder. It seems Reason doesn't look in subfolders when searching for VST plugins. All I had to do was copy the
Modular.vst file from the
Softube folder into the parent
Here is what my folder looked like before:
I double-clicked into the
Then I selected both files and pressed
Cmd+C on my keyboard. I then navigated back one folder and pressed Cmd+V in the
/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST folder to copy them there.
Once I restarted Reason, the VST plugin showed up in my instrument list.
Problem solved. I spent a lot of time wondering if my license wasn't working properly (Softube uses the iLok licensing system). I was also unsure if the plugin was 64-bit or even compliant with VST2. I was able to launch the plugin and use it in Reason.
Since Softube Modular was one of the main reasons (heh) I updated from Reason 8 to Reason 10, this made me feel a lot better about my decision.