In order to use the Garritan Libraries in Ableton Live, verify that the proper ARIA Player Components are installed in the Audio Units or VST Plug-In folders that Ableton uses.


Garritan ARIA player should automatically install itself to Ableton's default system Audio Unit / VST folders. To verify that the Plug-In was installed to the appropriate location, launch Live and open the program's preferences:


Mac: Live Menu > Preferences
Windows: Options Menu > Preferences


In the Preferences Window, click the Plug-Ins category on the left. Verify that "Use Audio Units" and/or "Use VST 2 Plug-In / Use VST 3 Plug-In (either System or Custom Folder*)" are turned On.




*If you are using a Custom VST Folder, verify that the ARIA Player VST DLL file has been copied to this folder. If it is not present here, you can copy it from the following locations:

  • Mac: Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > VST
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Garritan\ARIA Player\VST


Be sure to click Rescan under Plug-In Sources in Live's Plug-Ins Preferences to refresh the Plug-In list.


If the ARIA Player doesn't appear in your Ableton Plug-Ins after clicking Rescan, you might need to copy the Garritan ARIA Player to the correct folder. Ableton's default Plug-In directories can be found below:



  • Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/(AU .component file extension)
  • Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/(VST 2 .vst file extension)
  • Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/(VST 3 .vst3 file extension)


  • VST 3
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3
  • VST 2 (manual installation paths only, usually selected during installation)
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2
    • C:\Program Files\VST Plugins
    • C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Plugins


Once these files are in place and scanned, the ARIA Player will be available for use as a Plug-In within Live.