How To Install Garageband Plugins On Mac

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Are you looking to enhance your Garageband experience with plugins? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Plugins are a great way to add more features and sound to your Garageband projects. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to install plugins on Mac for use in Garageband.

First, it’s important to understand what plugins are and why they can be beneficial. Put simply, plugins are pieces of software that can be used with other software applications (like Garageband) to add extra features and sounds. Plugins can help you create better-sounding music by adding new instruments, effects, and more.

Now that you understand what plugins are, let’s look at how to install them on Mac for use in Garageband. To get started, you’ll need to locate the plugin file you want to install. Generally, this will be a . VST or .AU file type. Once you have located the plugin file, it’s time to install it on your Mac computer.

The first step is moving the plugin into Audacity’s “Plug-Ins” folder which can be found at ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins. This is one of several possible locations on a Mac computer where plugins can be installed. You may also find them in locations such as ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST or /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST directory on your mac computer.

Once the plugin is installed in one of these locations, open up Garageband and open a software instrument track. Select “Track Settings” from the top menu bar and then choose “Plug-Ins and EQ” from the drop-down menu that appears. From there click “Edit > None > Audio Unit Extensions > Plugin name”. This should allow you access to the newly installed plugin within Garageband!

When installing audio units plug-ins they appear as individual components in Library folders on your Mac computer: Go > Go To Folder and enter “/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components” into the Go To Folder field then click Go; alternatively, check the Library folder in your Home folder too!

installing plugins on Mac for use in Garageband doesn’t have to be overly complicated once you know where to find them and how best to install them! With just a few steps outlined above – locating the correct plugin files; placing them into Audacity’s “Plug-Ins” folder; accessing them via Garageband – anyone should be able to take full advantage of all that extra sound potential available through plugins!

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Adding Plugins to GarageBand iOS

Adding plugins to GarageBand iOS is a simple process that only takes a few steps. First, you’ll need to download the desired plugin from the App Store. Once the plugin is downloaded, open GarageBand and open a software instrument track. Then, select the “Track Settings” option and choose “Plug-Ins and EQ”. Click “Edit” and then select “None”. Lastly, choose “Audio Unit Extensions” and select your desired plugin. After making these selections, your plugin will be added to GarageBand iOS!

Installing Audio Plugins on Mac

To install audio plugins on a Mac, first, open the Finder and go to the Go menu. Then select “Go to Folder” and enter “/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components” into the field. Hit Go, and you’ll be taken to a folder where you can install your audio plugins. You can also check the Library folder in your Home folder for additional plugin installation locations.


In conclusion, Garageband plugins are a great way to add extra sounds, effects, and instruments to your music. They can be downloaded from the App Store and installed directly into the track settings in Garageband. Plugins come in the form of Audio Unit Extensions and are installed either in the Finder’s Library folders or in the Home folder’s Library. Once installed, they can be used to enhance and customize your music for a truly unique sound experience. With Garageband plugins, musicians of all levels can easily create professional-quality audio without spending a bundle on complicated software.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.