> Installing a directx or vst/vsti plugin usually involves copying or > unzipping a .dll file to a folder where your audio apps can find it. Not quite - only VST's work that way. DXi's have to be installed by an appropriate program because they need registry entries made in order to be recognised. > is a good idea to have one central location where you keep all your > plugins, that way they can be shared by all your audio applications. I > use c:\program files\steinberd\vstplugins, even though I don't have > cubase installed, as many apps look there by default. Yep - but what you can also do is use subdirectories under there if you want to keep things seperate - a simple example being keeping instruments and effects in two seperate directories. > You will need to tell fruity to look in your directory of choice, I > think it is labelled as "extra plugin search directory" or something > similar under one of the options dialogs. That's only for VSTs. As I said, DX's are only recognised if properly installed ;) > Gwydion: i'm not deliberately picking holes in your posts today, honest! And I'm not picking holes in yours out of spite, either - LOL. Between us we'll get all the answers right!