Frequently Asked Questions

At the moment, Sixth Sample plugins are available in 64-bit VST3 and AU formats. In addition, Deelay and Clips are available as 32-bit versions as well for Windows. Free trials are available so you can test that the plugin works as expected before making your purchase.

Steinberg (the creator of the VST format) discontinued the maintenance of the VST2 in 2013, and five years later, made their official development kit unavailable for good. Today almost every DAW supports VST3, which is why I’ve decided to move on to today’s standard. AAX versions, on the other hand, might be available in the future. Even though Pro Tools is a relatively common DAW, Avid’s developer program is a little bit of a hassle, and I have decided not to mess with it before there is a slightly higher demand. 

  1. Download the installer from the “My Account” page
  2. Run the installer
  3. Scan for the plugin in your DAW
  4. Have fun!


No activation or typing of licensing keys is needed. I don’t want to punish honest people like you with annoying copy protection procedures. Not to mention dongles…

Usually, this is due to a problem in the scanning. Each DAW has its process for scanning new plugins, and I encourage you to do a quick Google search on how to do it and what to do if the plugin is still missing. Furthermore, check that your DAW supports VST3 or AU plugins. If you have done the steps above and the plugin is still missing or not being recognized, let me know, and I would be happy to look into it for you. 🙂

For SSF v1.0.2, Deelay v1.0.3, Clips v1.0.2, and F(l)atter v1.0.2 I had to change the manufacturer code inside the plugin. This unfortunately means, that the plugin will have to be rescanned inside your DAW, which might detect the new version as a completely new plugin. Another unfortunate consequence is that old projects that have previous versions of the plugin might not be able to open the new version for the same reason. This was my own error and thus take full responsibility. If I can help you in any way to get the new version working, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Unfortunately, I do not, as Sixth Sample plugins are free of any form of copy protection. I do, however, help you the best I can to be confident with your purchase, and free trials are available for pre-purchase evaluation. Furthermore, as a customer, you get free updates and access to the SS Club for life. If you are unhappy with your purchase, I still encourage you to contact me to discuss possible solutions.

The 6th Club is my way to thank you for supporting my passion. You automatically become part of the club by purchasing any Sixth Sample plugin from this website. The 6th Club is an ever-growing library of music production content made by me exclusively for all Sixth Sample customers. Everything is “pay what you want” and can be downloaded entirely free of charge!

Didn’t find an answer? I’d be more than happy to help you personally! Contact me here.