Which Types of Plugins Work with My DAW?

While browsing Reverb SYNC for awesome new plugins, you may notice that there are often multiple file formats you can choose to download. Depending on which digital audio workstation (DAW) you use, the plugin may or may not be compatible with your system. Some are formatted specifically for PC like Direct X, while others, such as Audio Units, work only on Macs. This chart breaks down plugin compatibility by each DAW’s most recent release. For older versions of any particular DAW, we recommend referring to the manufacturer’s website. For a comprehensive guide to recording software, check out our support article.

DAW Operating Systems Supported Plugin Formats
Ableton Live PC, Mac AU, VST
Acoustic Mixcraft PC VST
Adobe Audition PC, Mac AU, VST
Apple Logic Pro X Mac AU
Apple Garageband Mac AU
AudioDesk/MOTU Digital Performer PC, Mac MAS, AU
Avid Pro Tools PC, Mac AAX, RTAS (PT 10 and earlier)
Cakewalk Sonar PC VST, DX
Cockos Reaper PC, Mac AU, VST, DX
Digital Performer 9 PC, Mac MAS, AU, VST
Image-Line FL Studio PC VST, DX
PreSonus Studio One PC, Mac AU, VST
Propellerhead Reason PC, Mac RE
Steinberg Cubase PC, Mac VST
Steinberg Nuendo PC, Mac VST, DX


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