Install VST3 only


Is it possible to configure so that Wave plugins are installed as VST3 only?

I haven’t found any such option or way of installation.


That’s a feature Central is missing, but I do wish they would add it in myself.

It’s only really the “shells” that are format specific. There’s only one version of the actual plugin code and it’s stored in the Application/Programs folder.

It’s possible to delete the extra shells manually and the plugins would still work. If you mess it up you can just use Central to “Repair” what you broke.


Ok, thanks for the reply.
I’ll have a look at that.


Hi @Hackej

Simon is right, I just want to add one more step, you should remove the shell files from the plugins folders as well.


C:\Program Files\VSTplugins.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins
and so on.

in addition, depending on your DAW, you always can remove some folders from the plugin manager inside the DAW, and then it will not scan or show the plugins inside the DAW.

Hope this will help.
Have a great day :slight_smile:

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“Simon Is right”… Dude I wish you’d tell my ex that!! :upside_down_face:

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