VSTLive not loading Gforce vst2 synth

I have scan plug-ins on start enable in preferences but it still does not recognize Virtual string machine and impOscar2 from Gforce

… that are VST2 plug-ins, correct? Are you sure that you have added the paths to the plug-ins ins the Preferences of VST Live?


Yes, Cubase 10 and Cantabile recognize these as vst2 and run on both

… window or mac? Then we’ll test it,

Windows 10 pro


Cantabile 1

That’s Cantabile free

Thank you in advance!!


I’ved downloaded ImpOSCar2 and run the installer :

Do you see that the Default Install Path for the x64 Variant is
C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins

That could be problematic. Well, it was a problem for me, because I have not configured VST LIve to look to that location. That’s why I couldn’t see the plug-in. So, I run the installer again and changed it to the “64 Bit Folder”
C:\Program Files\VstPlugins

Fine. And my VST Folder configuration for VST Live looks like this

And after the installation, I’ve started VST Live and I am able to load instrument

Maybe you have the same problem? Wrong installation path?


I usually have all my vst in C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins, vst2 and vst3 and Gforce plugins were installed there and in Cubase they work. But I have uninstalled Gforce impOscar2 and I have installed in C: Program Files\VSTPluins and It works with VSTLive, but when I install String Machine in the same path C: Program Files\VSTPluins, Gforce disappears from VSTLive

I think the problem is due to String Machine.Please Spork, can you install String Machine now that you have impOscar2?

… I’ve contacted GForce, because there is no demo available. Just give us a moment,

Hi @Fastkeys27,

can you please give me the following file?
C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\VST Live_64\Vst2Plugins.xml

Thank you,

Yes, but how can I send a private message?

… click to my icon or my name and select “MESSAGE”,

In my browser, if I click to your icon or your name message does not appear

… send it to m.spork (at) steinberg.de


but what is the email address?

The forum editor does not like the “at” character (@), so Micha writes “at” instead.
The address ist m.spork@steinberg.de