Whitelisting VST instruments

You must whitelist any VST 2 instruments you want to use in Dorico Pro. After you have whitelisted plug-ins once, they are available in any project.

A default vst2whitelist.txt file is included with your Dorico Pro installation, which lists VST 2.x plug-ins that Steinberg has qualified for use with Dorico Pro.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-, (comma) to open Preferences.
  2. Click Play in the page list.
  3. In the VST Plug-ins subsection, click Edit VST2 Whitelist to open the vst2whitelist.txt file in a text editor.
  4. Enter the names of the VST plug-ins you want to whitelist.
    • Each plug-in must have its own line in the text file.

    • Do not include the plug-in file extension (.dll on Windows and .vst on macOS).

  5. Save and close the text file.
  6. Click Close to close the Preferences dialog.
  7. Quit Dorico Pro.


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