I’m assuming you’ve already run the SONiVOX installer, and have iLok software with your license keys and all in place.
At that point, you’ll need to make sure its plugin is in a directory that Cubase is scanning.
You can view and make adjustments to the folders (directories) Cubase will scan for plugins by:
Clicking in the top menu of the main project window, “Devices” then choosing “Plugin Manager” in the drop down menu.
In the top pane you can use tabs to view the current VST effect and VST instrument plugins.
In the lower pane of the dialogue/window that pops up, you can add new plugin directories with the plus button, remove them with the X button, and force resets or rescans with the other icons.
The 64bit version of the plugin is named “Eighty Eight 2 x64.dll” if you’d like to use a Windows Explorer ‘drive or system search’ to track it down. I.E. Here I ran an Explorer Search in Windows 10 with the wildcard pattern “Eighty*.dll”.
As you can see here in ‘my case’, that Windows Explorer found where I’ve made a second copy (or junction links) in my Bidule Host’s setup directory as well.
Keep in mind, that if you like having different assortments of plugins for different hosts (I.E. Sibelius, Finale, Bidule, other DAWS, etc.), then you can always copy and paste the main dll to different places that your different hosts might scan.
By default plugin installers tend to be use a location similar to ones below, but they usually allow you to change this if desired at the time you run the installer.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VSTplugins
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2
32bit plugins (if you happen to be using 32bit Cubase and need these instead) are similar but would be located under
C:\Program Files (x86)…
and have the name “EightyEight 2.dll”.
Once you’ve located the plugin, make sure Cubase is scanning the directory where the Plugin lives, or copy/move it to one of the plugin directories that Cubase scans at launch.
Once Eighty Eight plugin is loaded…if for some reason it’s not finding its samples, redirect it to look for them in:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\SONiVOX\EightyEight 2” That’s where they go by default unless you instructed the installer to put them elsewhere at the time you ran it. Where these ‘resource files’ are concerned, both 64bit and 32bit versions share them from this same place.