Michael Carnes, from Exponential Audio, has done some incredible sleuthing to suss out a mysterious, seemingly random problem some users have been experiencing with his products in the latest Logic Pro X 10.3.3 update.
It seems that under certain very specific circumstances, users have been reporting that some Exponential Audio plug-ins have disappeared from Logic Pro. The Plug-in Manager doesn't show them at all, and the auval scanner never even opens them. Yet they still appear in other AU hosts. After careful deduction, the following conclusions (and remedy) were drawn by Michael.
So, if you are using any of the Exponential Audio reverbs or delays and have experienced them mysteriously disappearing; read on:
• I’ve only seen it with Logic Pro X 10.3.3
• I’ve only seen it on MacOS High Sierra.
• My High Sierra systems all use the APFS file system. I don't know if this shows up on systems with rotating drives.
• The problem seems to occur when a plugin is installed when another version of the plug was not on the system. In other words, a virgin system.
• After installation, the plugin does not appear on the list of available plugins.
• The plugin does not appear in Plugin Manager as a failed scan.
• The plugin is visible in the Finder.
• Deleting the au cache file has no effect on the visibility of the plugin.
• A rescan will not find the plugin.
A reboot of the system appears to fix the problem.
If any of you have experienced this problem, this remedy should work for you.
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