It is not linked to the plugin dll and certainly not the install path. However there are some caveats with VST2 plugins. see below. Plugins are assigned a 128 bit UUID when scanned which is used for all operations including loading plugins as well as automation. For VST2 plugins the UUID is derived from the manufacturer assigned plugin ID as well as the plugin name (because ID's are not guaranteed to be unique). This is the legacy method used only for VST2. VST3 plugins already have uniqu
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