Allowing/Blocking VST plug-ins

You can allow individual VST 2 instrument plug-ins that you want to use in Dorico Elements and block plug-in you want to prevent Dorico Elements from using. Allowed plug-ins are subsequently available in any project.

Dorico Elements automatically blocks plug-ins that crash and plug-ins that Steinberg has not already qualified for use with Dorico Elements. Only Kontakt and NotePerformer are allowed by default.

Procedure

  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-, to open Preferences.
  2. Click VST Plug-ins in the category list.
  3. In the Allowed VST 2 Plug-ins subsection, allow plug-ins in any of the following ways:
    • To allow individual blocked plug-ins, select them in the Blocked Plug-ins list and click Allow selected plug-ins in the action bar.

    • To allow all blocked plug-ins, click Allow All in the Blocked Plug-ins list action bar.

    • To allow a plug-in not included in the Blocked Plug-ins list, click Add plug-in name in the Allowed Plug-ins list action bar and enter the name of the plug-in in the new entry.

  4. Block plug-ins in any of the following ways:
    • To block individual allowed plug-ins, select them in the Allowed Plug-ins list and click Block selected plug-ins in the action bar.

    • To block all allowed plug-ins, click Block All in the Allowed Plug-ins list action bar.

  5. Click Apply, then Close.
  6. Quit Dorico Elements.

Result

When Dorico Elements next opens, your allowed VST plug-in entries are available for use in the program.