How do I install/open .component files for plug-ins on a Mac?

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Music Afficionado
Member Since: Aug 12, 2008

I downloaded a few plug-ins from KVR and they created .dmg files. If I open that, it just shows a ".component" file but if I click on that, it wont open? Am I missing something? Do I just need to place this file in a folder or do I need to d/l a program that will open it? Google search says that Snow Leapord supports it but its not working for me. I am on a brand new iMAc with Intels running Snow Leapord. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Since: Nov 27, 2007

Dec 14, 2010 10:57 pm

Yeah man you need to put that file in a plug ins file.

lets see if i remember this right. Go to Finder,
Go to library, then Audio, and then you'll find VST, i think if you shove your files in there your DAW will see them. you may have to restart the comp.

Music Afficionado
Since: Aug 12, 2008

Dec 15, 2010 11:41 am

Thank you. I believe the majority of these are Audio Units - will your advice still apply? Also, am I right in assuming I just place the .component file in the folder, not the .dmg file?
As you can probably tell I'm a PC guy during the day and only use Macs in the studio. Appreciate the help as always.

Since: Apr 26, 2006

Dec 15, 2010 08:04 pm

I think you are on the right track I don't think it will find it if were to place the .dmg file there. But usually it will run an install and place it there for you. If not give it a try manually.

Music Afficionado
Since: Aug 12, 2008

Dec 16, 2010 09:34 am

Placing the .component file in the MAS folder (Inside the Plug-Ins Folder) worked like a charm. Thanks for the replies.

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