EDIT: I've just looked at the Wavelab LE web page, where there is mention of some nine or ten plug-in VSTs being included with the basic program, so you should have them installed; the ZOOM decoder should be installed in the same directory as those other VSTs. I note they are said to be VST3, which is the latest version of the plug-in protocol, and the ZOOM is almost certainly VST2; however, that should not make any significant difference to your ability to use it in Wavelab.
Thanks for the info on Reaper. yes, there is a VST3 directory in both the 64 bit, and 32 bit program files group. As I said in the original message, I put the plugin in both folders per the instructions. They give the Plugin as a .dll, and that confused me a bit, but I put the file where they wanted it anyway. I then told the software, through the Options tab, to look for new VST's. It does do that when you open it, and it never pulls the plugin into the system.
Also, yes, there are a number of plugins that come with WaveLap LE, and the folder is called VST3. Even though their example shows that the system they took the snap shots of has two folders, VST, and VST3, my system only has the one.
I don't feel comfortable with the way some software in laid out, or operated. I tend to think logically. Maybe the logic would work out better with a greater education into the editing process. That would tend to define the logic in how I would expect the software to work.
I am familiar with Audacity, and even Sony has a very nice DAW that starts out as Freeware, and has an upgrade to a pro version. It was one of the more complicated, and refined programs I installed. I actually didn't understand why a loaded audio file would not play until I swiped my mouse along the time line to make the file appear. It only appeared where I swiped my mouse, nowhere else. I was puzzled by that. In any case, it had a lot to it, and looked very good. I may find the documentation that goes with it and see if it makes more sense to me. I'm not afraid to pay for good software, I just don't want to put my money into mistakes. I have a lot of licened mistakes in other technologies already. Thanks for the reply. Joe