A guide to installing and using your VST instrument and sample pack


Yet another curve ball thrown by Apple...

As we all know, Catalina threw up many issues with a lot of 3rd party developers. Some managed to get a fix for it and some reluctantly had to end all Mac support. At Beat Machine we have found ways to get the VSTs working under Catalina and even Big Sur. Many customers are happily using them by initially testing out their system with the FREE Chaser VST which includes the instructions to make the VSTs visible. It only seems to be Logic X's security which is causing the grief but by following the installation sheet, Logic users are happily producing with our VSTs. Head on over to the 'Useful Downloads' page for the free VST.
Once you have tested your DAW with the free VST, you can contact us with the VST(s) that you require. We will invoice you via email and send you your download link within 24 hours. It's usually done immediately when we receive your email.
Contact us with any quiries.

Video Help...

A customer kindly created this  video to help other Mac users to install their VSTs...

Installing VSTs for
El Capitan and Logic

For all of those Logic users having problems getting the VSTs to be seen in Logic.

VSTs & Pro Tools

This great video shows you how to get VST instruments installed into Pro Tools.

Using the VST instruments in Ableton...

A customer has sent me instructions on getting the Beat Machine VST instruments working within Ableton. This is what he said…

'If you're using this with Ableton (or possibly any other DAW) on macOS Catalina, here are the steps I made to get it working.

1. Add the AU Component to "/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/"

2. Restart macOS

3. Open Ableton and Rescan Plug-Ins

4. Drop plug-in into a MIDI channel

5. You'll get a dialog complaining about developer verification, click Cancel

6. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy

7. Click Allow Anyway

8. Repeat step 4

9. Click Open.

In my case restarting Ableton wasn't enough, I had to restart macOS or I couldn't find the plug-in in Ableton.'


Drum Sample Packs

All of Beat Machine's drum sample packs are in the universal WAV format. There are some FREE VST samplers on the 'Useful Downloads' page so you can get integrating them into your productions straight away. You can also load them into your hardware samplers.

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