Production Properties - VST Plugins

VST Plugins are only supported with SCS Professional Plus and higher licenses.


If you have an SCS Professional Plus or higher license level then you can use 3rd-party VST Effects Plugins in your Audio File Cues. VST Plugins available on the web allow you to add EQ, reverb, delay or other effects to your Audio File Cues.

To use VST Plugins in your production, you first need to list and locate the plugins you require. This is done using the VST Plugins tab in Production Properties:


Properties and Controls

Plugin Number (V1, V2, etc): If this number is displayed with a colored background (eg see V1 in the above screenshot) this indicates this plugin is the 'current' plugin for the Sidebar Controls to the left. To make a different plugin the 'current' plugin, click on any field in the line for the required plugin, or on the Plugin Number itself. SCS supports up to eight plugins (V1-V8).

Sidebar Controls: Controls are available to enable you to easily change the order of the plugins as explained for devices under Audio Output Devices.

VST Plugin Name Used in Cues: Enter the name you want to use for the plugin when selecting the plugin (when required) in your Audio File cues. NOTE You can initially leave this field blank, and we recommend you do so, because when you select a plugin using the ... (browse) button, SCS obtains the name of the plugin from the plugin itself. If the VST Plugin Name Used in Cues field is blank at the time, then SCS populates the field with the derived name.

Computer-Specific Fields

VST 64-bit Plugin Location on this Computer: This is a display-only field showing the full pathname of the VST Plugin DLL (or VST2/VST3 file). If you are running the 32-bit version of SCS then this heading will display '32-bit'. To find a VST Plugin, use the ... (browse) button. See the note below regarding 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Important Notes: 

1.VST Plugins are supplied as DLL's (Dynamic Link Libraries) or as VST files and will be either 32-bit or 64-bit. If you are running the 64-bit version of SCS then you must use 64-bit plugins, and if you are using the 32-bit version of SCS then you must use 32-bit plugins. SCS will attempt to check the validity of the plugin and throw an error message if the selected file appears to be incompatible.

2.Internally, SCS will keep separate computer-specific entries for the 32-bit and 64-bit VST Plugin Locations, but when SCS is run only the relevant (32-bit or 64-bit) VST location will be displayed and used.

3.Only VST EFFECTS plugins are supported by SCS.

4.Only one VST plugin may be used per Audio File cue.

5.Plugins from are not directly supported even when selecting the respective WaveShell-VST DLL. However, you may be able to split the plugins into separate VST DLL's using a product call shell2vst. Contact if you need more info.

See Audio File Cues / VST Plugins for more details.

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