How to Install Plug-ins in Pro Tools 8 LE

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Pro Tools 8 LE is a recording application with a wide variety of versatile plug-ins. Plug-ins can accomplish almost anything you need to maker your recording project shine. There are plug-ins to model amplifiers, harmonize voices, create choirs, trigger drum kits and auto tune vocals. Most plug-ins will automatically install into the right folder, but if you are working with a copy or backup, it is helpful to know how to install plug-ins manually.

Install Plug-ins on a Mac

  • Click on "Mac HD" and click on "Library." In "Library," find the "Application Support" folder and click on it.

  • Navigate to the "Digidesign" folder. In the "Digidesign" folder, click on the "Plug-ins" folder. Usually when you install a new plug-in, Pro Tools automatically installs it in this folder.

  • Find the plug-in you wish to install. Drag the plug-in icon and drop it into the opened "Plug-in" folder. This will start the installation process. When the plug-in is installed, click "OK."

Install Plug-ins on Windows

  • Go to the "Start" menu and click on "Computer." Double click on the "C:" drive.

  • Double click on "Program Files." In the "Common Files" folder, find the "Digidesign" folder. Inside the "Digidesign" folder, click on the "Plug-ins" folder.

  • Find the plug-in you wish to install and drag it and drop it into the opened "Plug-ins" folder. This will start the installation process. Click "OK" when the installation process is finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure the plug-in you are trying to install is compatible with your version of Pro Tools.

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