This article shows where to find the internal plug-ins that come with Cubase and Nuendo.
Please note that the information on internal plug-ins locations is provided for troubleshooting purposes only. The internal plug-in folders are part of the program folder of Cubase/Nuendo and must not be changed - which also means that they are not the right place for installing additional VST plug-ins. Detailed information on locations of additional VST plug-ins can be found here:
VST plug-in locations on Windows...
VST plug-in locations on Mac OS X and macOS...
|VST2||C:\Program Files\Steinberg\your Cubase or Nuendo version\VstPlugins|
|VST3||C:\Program Files\Steinberg\your Cubase or Nuendo version\VST3|
32-bit installations of Cubase/Nuendo on 64-bit versions of Windows:
|VST2||C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\your Cubase or Nuendo version\VstPlugins|
|VST3||C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\your Cubase or Nuendo version\VST3|
Mac OS X and macOS
|VST2||Applications/your Cubase or Nuendo version/Contents/VstPlugins|
|VST3||Applications/your Cubase or Nuendo version/Contents/VST3|
The Contents folder is included in the Cubase/Nuendo application package. Here is how to access it:
- Go to 'Applications' on your system disk.
- Ctrl-click or right-click on your Cubase or Nuendo version.
- Select 'Show Package contents' from the contextual menu that pops up.
- A new windows opens showing the Contents folder of your Cubase or Nuendo version.