Several of my UAD 2 plugins pop up as expired when I try to load them in Ardour 6.6. Same thing in Mixbus 6 and 7. I’ve reinstalled everything from UAD, to a complete system reinstall. Same results. These are plugins I have purchased and that work fine in other DAWs. Running a 2018 Mac MINI 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7 6 core with OS-X 10.14.6. Latest updates. All other UAD 2 plugs work fine.
Are you using the VST or Audio Unit (AU) versions?
There’s been some prior report that AU work, but VST have issues, but I do not know the details.
I’ve been using AU’s but I’ll try the VST’s and see what happens. That’s interesting, I wonder if its an authorisation bug from UA? Seems unlikely as they work in Digital Performer 10 and a couple other DAW’s.
What does “pop up as expired” mean?
Interesting. We have only seen this for VST2 plugins (but not AU).
It is a GUI resize issue. The bottom part (preset-bar) and off-screen-bitmaps take up the whole GUI. You’re only supposed to see the “top” part of your screenshot(but at the bottom).
Compare this to a properly sized UI:
It may or may not be something we can fix (without breaking other plugins). The likely cause of this is sizing all subviews to identical sizes (this was needed to fix Reason Rack Plug resizing correctly)
So please help me understand why this is happening if thats possible in simple terms LOL. From my end I’m seeing the window I posted above when I try to open certain UA plugins. The confusing part for me to understand is why that same plugin from Plugin Alliance loads and works just fine? For instance, two that I’m particularly fond of, the Ampeg B-15, and the Shadow Hills compressor. Both a no go from UA, but runs fine from PA. They are all 4 AU based from my understanding. Also, why would it “break” other plugs to get these working? All 4 of these plugins and others from UA that wont open in Ardour and MixBus, run fine in every other DAW I’ve tried them in. Needless to say I really don’t want to buy the Plugin Alliance version just so I can use it in Ardour or MixBus no matter how much I like those two DAW’s.