AudioPluginHost AudioUnit SearchPath


#1

Hi ! In the AudioPluginHost provided by JUCE, we can specify additional folders paths to scan VST or VST3 but, not for the Audio Unit plugins. Even in the AudioUnitFormat::searchPathsForPlugins method, the FileSearchPath argument is ignored.

Is there an explanation ?


#2

You can only install AUs in /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components or ~/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components - JUCE’s plugin scanning code will scan both of these paths using some OS methods like AudioComponentFindNext (see here) so it doesn’t make sense to be able to add more search paths.


#3

Thank you for your answer !
And it’s not possible to install the Audio Units on an other hard-drive ?


#4

No, I believe they need to be installed on the system hard drive in either of the 2 locations that I mentioned above.


#5

Thank you for the clarifications ! Solved subject :slight_smile: