Musescore 4 Kontakt not appearing in the dropdown menu of mixer

• Dec 16, 2022 - 23:36

I've just downloaded Musescore 4 and it's stunning. The only thing is that some VSTs don't show up in the dropdown menu of the mixer. For instance, I have many of the spitfire libraries, and the only one that shows up is Appassionata Strings. Similarly, Kontakt doesn't show up at all. Has anyone encountered this? Help would be appreciated, please.


For Win11 22H2 user,
MS4 calls all VST3 file from
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

just copy Kontakt 7.vst3 to the above folder once it doesn't exist

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In reply to by dds

Thank you again. I tried that but it didn’t work. I think it has something to do with the fact that I have two separate folders in the plug-in. One is VST and the other VST3. The VST3 libraries are appearing in the muescore but the VSTs aren’t.

Instead of copying the installed vst3, go to Edit → Preferences → General → Folders and add the folder to look for to the VST list.

If you only have VST2 you are out of luck. Steinberg doesn't allow anyone to develop new applications with VST2 support (only those that once got a VST2 SDK license are allowed to continue using them), and VST2 SDK is also not legally compatible with open source software.

I assume for these reasons, only VST3 plugins are supported.

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