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Installing effects - Steps and Instructions

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Joined: 07/08/2017

Hi, I've noticed that many people have problems getting the effects to work. I've went through the instructions and I've searched hi and low on this forum and every thread about the LADSPA effects and there are some answers, but only for people who know how to look at and edit the original source code and compile it themselves. I understand this is open source software so many of the users know how to do this, but if someone can please reply with a few steps it would be greatly appreciated and I know it would go a long way to helping other new hydrogen users! It looks like most people are able to find the LADSPA files for Windows or Mac, but then we don't know what to do with them. 

I'm currently running Windows 10, and Hydrogen 0.9.7

I tried installing this LADSPA package

It installed easily for Audacity, however trying to install it into Hydrogen has been frustrating. I tried installing it to the following paths and Hydrogen still doesn't recognize any effects.


C:\Program Files (x86)\Hydrogen\lib

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hydrogen\lib\Plug-Ins

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hydrogen\

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hydrogen\Library\Plug-Ins\LADSPA               Per previous thread


Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

Joined: 03/30/2010


The paths/subfolders you're trying to use are Paths are coming from the Audacity documentation. Hydrogen looks in the directories which are mentioned in the LADSPA_PATH environment variable.

I've just added a new search path for Hydrogen 1.0-alpha which might be easier to find: ".hydrogen/data/plugins". You can read more here: . It would be great if you could try out that version and report back if you can find your effects now.