Trillium Lane Labs TL|Fauxlder

Final Version 1.2.1r2 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9

March 16, 2004


The TL Fauxlder plug-in is freeware that provides a way for advanced Pro Tools users to improve the usability of their TDM and RTAS plug-in menu’s by organizing them into categories with clear delineators. The TL Fauxlder plug-in itself has no DSP functions and consumes no DSP resources. It is simply designed to be renamed and inserted into the Plug-Ins folder. The TL Fauxlder plug-in does not need to be instantiated on a channel to be used.

Note: All versions of Pro Tools 6.4 and higher (TDM, LE and M-Powered) include plug-in menu organization by category, so TL Fauxlder is not necessary on these systems. For more information, see the bottom of this page.*

TL Fauxlder System Requirements

Pro Tools 5.x Systems

  • Digidesign approved Macintosh system with Mac OS 9.1 or higher
  • Digidesign Pro Tools 5.1 or later

Pro Tools 6.x Systems

  • Digidesign approved Macintosh system with Mac OS X 10.2
  • Digidesign Pro Tools 6.0 -6.3 (TL Fauxlder is not required for Pro Tools 6.4 or later which provides a built-in plug-in organizer)

Note: On Pro Tools TDM systems, TL Fauxlder supports DSP Farm, Mix, HD and HD Accel cards only. Emagic Logic TDM is not supported.


  • Download the correct version for your operating system
  • Each download includes a self-contained installer
  • TL Fauxlder readme.pdf included with installation and use instructions

Download TL Fauxlder

Mac OS X

Mac OS 9

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*From the What's New in Pro Tools 6.4 document:

Pro Tools 6.4 and Higher (TDM, LE, and M-Powered)

Plug-In Menus by Category

In Pro Tools 6.4, plug-ins are automatically organized by category (effect type). Plug-ins that do not fit into a standard category (such as the DigiRack Signal Generator), or third-party plug-ins that have not been defined by their developers, appear in the Other category. Plug-ins can appear in more than one category.

Plug in categories include:

  • EQ
  • Dynamics
  • Pitch Shift
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Modulation
  • Harmonic
  • Noise Reduction
  • Dither
  • Sound Field
  • Hardware
  • Instrument
  • Other
  • Wrapped Plug-Ins

To organize plug-ins by category:

  1. Choose Setups > Preferences.
  2. Click on the Display tab.
  3. Select Organize Plug-In Menus By Category.

Plug-in Favorites (Pro Tools 6.4 and higher)

For faster navigation to commonly used plugins, a plug-in can be designated a favorite. Favorite plug-ins are shown at the top of the plug-in menu, in addition to being shown within their plug-in category.

To designate a plug-in favorite:

  • Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Macintosh) on a plug-in Insert button, and select the plug-in that you want to designate as a favorite.

To remove a plug-in favorite:

  • Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Macintosh) on a plug-in Insert button, and select the favorite plug-in that you want to remove.

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