MG2 not showing in Ableton Live 11

I have the paid version of MG2 and it works great with Amplitube 5 and Guitar Rig 6 but when I try to use it in Ableton Live 11 it is not showing in the list of available plugins. I have rescanned the plugins with Ableton a couple times but still cannot find it. I have it installed on a new Macbook Air.

Hi John! If you look in your Components or VST folder (HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/…) can you find any of the MIDI Guitar2.component or MIDI Guitar 2.vst there?

No, I see all the other software but nothing MG2 or Jam Origin in any of the Library folders.

Do you have any other folders you would choose instead of a standard installation? If you are unsure I would opt to reinstall MIDI Guitar and keep track of where the plugins are going! After that rescan Abelton plugins! (When you use Amplitude or guitar rig, do you use these as standalone software apps, and open MIDI Guitar 2 in standalone mode as well?)

Now that you mentioned that it looks like I forgot to copy the plugins, I copied them and they are now there.
Thank you for the help, love the software as I can finally get away from the 13 pin Roland pickup.
Have a great day.

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I’m having the same issue - I have installed the M2G trial and it doesn’t show up as an available plugin in Ableton. I have tried removing it and reinstalling it several times along with verifying that the plugins are in the correct folders.

Hey @twogunrock
Try using MG2 in your VST2 custom folder. Start with that and lets see if the helps? (I am not a PC guy so I can’t say for sure) :thinking:

Hello Rocky, welcome here :slightly_smiling_face:

I don’t use Ableton but I see an inconsistency in your screenshot: MG2 is installed in “C:\Program Files\VstPlugins”, but in Ableton’s preferences, the “C:\Program Files\VstPlugins” folder is assigned to VST3, which is not normal: the VST3 folder should be here: “C:\Program Files\VST3”

MG2 is a VST2 so if you put it in a folder assigned to VST3, it cannot be recognised.

I advise you to reassign in the Ableton preferences the different folders to their default location:

  • VST3 in C:\Programs\Common Files\VST3

  • VST2 do not have a dedicated installation path by default. Unless there is a special reason, they should be installed in one of these locations:

C:\ProgramsCommon FilesVST2
C:\Programs\VST Plugins
C:\Steinberg ProgramsPlugins

MG2 64 bit can be put in any of these folders.

Similarly for 32 bit versions, use the locations in C:\Program Files (x86)\ xxx

EDIT: I have just seen that you have put the VST2 x32 and x64 as well as the VST3 in the same folder, which will create conflicts and errors.

In addition to reassigning the default folders, also move each VST type to its corresponding location and then do a full scan in Ableton again.

This also applies to MG2 standalone and all audio applications using VSTs.

Wonderful helpful replies on this post. I am really thankful for the information that all of you expert users contribute to this forum. When trying something new , at first lots of things can seem difficult but people on here will always try to help. Wonderful software and nearing perfection.