How do I scan my SONiVOX plugins inside of MPC Essentials?

I bought the MPD 218 and am using the MPC software that came with it. I downloaded and installed the Sonivox files but it's not showing up on the browser of my MPC software. How does this work?
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  • Hi Dwight,

    Thanks for posting. 

    Are you using Windows or Mac? 

    Regardless of the operating system you're using, setting up your VSTs in the included MPC Essentials software is really quick and easy. Follow these steps below:

    Adjusting the MPC Essentials Plugin Sources
    Note for Windows users only: If you have difficulty locating a plugin in your VST folder within the MPC Essentials software, be sure the MPC Essentials program is reading plugins from the correct location where your plugin is installed. To do this:


    1. Mac:
      Select MPC > Preferences...
      or use the keyboard shortcut - [Command + comma]

      Select Edit > Preferences...
      or use the keyboard shortcut - [Control + comma]


    2. Choose the Plugins tab.

      akai mpk2 mpcessentials preferences 

    3. Add a check to the box at the beginning of one of the rows under the heading VST Folders, then click on the browse box akai mpk2 mpcessentials browse box at the end of that row to browse to your plugin installation location.

      akai mpk2 mpcessentials check

    4. Click on the drop-down menu to browse and then select the correct location of your plugin.  Press Open.

      akai mpk2 mpcessentials browse

    5. Click on Scan New, allow the MPC Essentials software to scan all plugins in the selected location and then press OK.

    Default Plugin Installation LocationsSonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums Default Installation Locations: Windows:
    32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\SONiVOX\VstPlugins\
    64-bit: C:\Program Files\vstplugins

    (AU): Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > Components
    (VST): Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > VST

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions. 
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