WL12 - not seeing Sonnox VST3 plug ins

setting up a new computer in the studio (well, did a couple months ago) and realized that WaveLab isn’t recognizing the Sonnox plug ins. (inflator, dynamics, in my case)… Pro Tools is just fine, but not wavelab… and i did install the VST (twice).

anyone else not seeing these?

If you’re on Windows, WaveLab’s default folders (+subfolders) for VST3 plugins are

  • C:\Program Files\Steinberg\WaveLab Pro 12\System\Plugins
  • C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Programs\Common\VST3
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

If the Sonnox plugins are located somewhere else, you’ll have to add that path in the WaveLab Preferences. There you can also activate “Force Plug-in Detection at Next Launch” to repeat the detection process.

In the plugin settings, see if these plugins were at least found:


I’m still on 11 but Sonnox Oxford limiter is showing no problem.

My Sonnox plugins are all showing up and working fine in WL12.2

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Great, that’s the norm. :+1:

they are in my Ignored list… and i selected them for re-evaluation and it worked…