Many thanks for your time and help. The files are in the correct place, but its picking up the wrong versions.
Someone in the NI forum asked me to r check the Plugin information.
That found my problem, but I cant work out how to solve it
I’ve right clicked on the files, selected properties and clicked the details tab, and as they should be, the 3 files in my 64bit directory (Program Files > Steinberg > Cubase 6 > VST3) correctly say their x64.
I’ve right clicked on the files in my 32 bit directory (Program Files > Steinberg > Cubase 6 > VSTPlugins) and they say IA32.
But when I look in Cubase > Devices > PlugIn Info, all my Native instruments plugins are being picked up from the 32 bit directory and not the 64.
The first thing I did was temporarily move the 32 bit dlls out of VSTPlugin folder, restart Cubase and hope it would pick up the 64bit version but this didn’t work, it simply didn’t find them.
As an experiment, I then temporarily moved the 64 bit version from VST3 to VSTPlugin and restarted Cubase. Now it found them in the VSTPLugin directory and all 3 of them worked 100% fine.
What I cant work out how to do is make Cubase pick up the 64bit Kontakt (or any other NI plugins) from the 64bit directory, but as you can see from the above images, it can see the 64 bit VST3 directory fine as it’s picking up Steinberg stuff from it.
Don’t really want to move all my 64bit NI plugins to the 32bit directory as it starts making a mess of things.
many thanks for your help, if you or anyone else has any ideas as to why it wont pick the 64 bit files from the VST3 directory, all my problems will be fixed.
Cubase was a Christmas present from my lovely wife, although she did let me set it up and test it when she purchased it, so that it was ready to go Christmas day, so I’ve never tried to get this working before.