So you just installed Live and your super pumped. You go to create a new track with your favourite plugin and there’s nothing to be found! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to locate your AU/VSTs in Ableton Live.
Hit (Command + Comma ‘,’) to open up the Ableton Live preferences. Or Simply click on Live in the top left hand corner and selected Preferences.
Navigate to the File Folder Tab.
The bottom part of the window will be a section called Plug-in Sources. Make sure Use Audio Units is on and yellow. If you use VSTs, make sure that one is on and yellow as well.
There are 2 locations for AUs folders on a mac, if you like to locate them you can find them here:
Either in the folder for all users:
Or in your home folder: