The Plug-in Browser lets you insert effects, instruments and ReWire devices into your projects. The following plug-in types are supported:Plug-ins are displayed according to their organization in the selected Plug-in Layout. Custom plug-in layouts let you organize plug-ins any way you want: alphabetically, by vendor name, by effect type, etc.Effects can be added to tracks, buses and clips. Instruments can be added to audio tracks, Instrument tracks and the Synth Rack.Figure 1016. Plug-in Browser.A. Show Plug-in Browser B. Plug-in Layout menu button C. Dock/undock D. Docking options E. Expand/collapse F. Plug-in Type buttons G. Search filter H. Plug-in list
Show Plug-in Browser . Show the Plug-in Browser.
Audio. Show available DX and VST audio effect plug-ins.
MIDI. Show available MFX MIDI effect plug-ins.
Synth. Show available DXi and VSTi soft synths.
ReWire. Show available ReWire devices.
Plug-in Layout menu. The Plug-in Layout menu lets you specify how plug-ins are organized. The menu contains the following commands:
Manage Layouts. Opens Cakewalk Plug-in Manager, which lets you create, delete, and edit plug-in layouts. For more information about Cakewalk Plug-in Manager, see the Cakewalk Plug-in Manager online Help.
Sort by Category. The default layout, which organizes plug-ins into category subfolders such as EQ, Dynamics, Reverb, etc. If a plug-in has more than one category, it will be listed in each category subfolder. For information about assigning and creating categories, see To assign a plug-in to an existing category and To create a new custom plug-in category.
Sort by Manufacturer. Sort plug-ins alphabetically by manufacturer name.
Sort by Type. Sort plug-ins by their native format (VST3, VST2, and DirectX) and manufacturer.
Scan VST Folders. Scan to detect if any VST plug-ins have been added or removed.
<list of layouts>. The Plug-in Layout menu lists all layouts stored by Cakewalk Plug-in Manager. Select a layout to change the plug-in list.
Search filter. The search filter allows you to only show plug-in names that includes a specific text string.
Plug-in list. The Plug-Ins list is populated from the currently-selected layout from the Plug-in Layout menu and the plug-in type selected from the Plug-in Type menu.
Tip - Searching Documentation
Tip: To search for a specific topic, type your search query in the Search Cakewalk.com field at the top right of this page.
When the search results appear, click which product's documentation you would like to search to filter the search results further.
Note - Using Offline Help
Note: If you prefer to always use offline Help, go to Edit > Preferences > File > Advanced in your Cakewalk software and select Always Use Offline Help.
If you are not connected to the internet, your Cakewalk software will default to showing offline help until an internet connection becomes available.