How To Install Slate Plugins In Ableton

NOTE: Before proceeding with the installation steps, please verify your version of Ableton is supported: Supported Digital Audio Workstations

Step 1:
Download plugin(s) from the following page:

Step 2:
Make sure Ableton is closed, as it will need to scan in the newly installed plugin(s) after the installation. Once plugin(s) have finished downloading, locate in your downloads folder and double-click to unzip and run the installer. 

Step 3:
Follow prompts in the installer:


Step 4:
Launch Ableton after installation has completed. 

Step 5 (Mac only):
AU or VST? Go to Ableton Preferences and decide which plugin format(s) you'd like to use. Please view the following article for more information:

IMPORTANT: If you are planning on sharing your projects with PC users, it is important to only use the VST plugin format as AU is not a supported plugin format on Windows. 

Step 5 (Windows Users Only):
Slate plugins are installed to "C:\Program Files\Vstplugins" by default. You will need to add this path to Ableton or install Slate plugins to your custom VST path. 

• Click the "Options" drop-down menu and select Preferences.
• Under File Folder, make sure "Use VST Plug-In Custom Folder" is on.
• Make sure C:\Program Files\Vstplugins is selected as your VST Plug-In Custom Folder
• Plugins should begin scanning in automatically. 


If you experience any issues, please view the following troubleshooting article: How To Rescan Your Plugins in Ableton Live

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