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What do I need to do to prevent consistent crashing/open session without plugins enabled?

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asked Oct 27, 2016 in Studio One 3 by ryanbeck (120 points)
Hello. I am running a 2011 MacBook Pro 2.7 ghz i7 with a Focusrite liquid Saffire and Studio One 3 (Faderport and a studio live as well, just how it worked out).

Recently Studio One will not allow me to open any of my songs. Restarting it fixed it once, but it has been becoming more frequent.

How can I diagnose this issue? Everything's legit.

Is there an option to disable plugins upon start up?

Thank you.

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answered Apr 11, 2017 by PreSonuSupt4 (220,440 points)

If you can't launch at all because of some bad plugins...

You can move your plugins to a temp desktop folder so that Studio One doesn't scan any, to launch to be able to get into the Preferences > Advanced > Services settings to then maybe disable entire specific single plugin formats to troubleshoot as you go about putting some of them back to try to find the offending plugin.

The following folders are the default installation folders for plug-ins on Mac:

Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ (AU)
Macintosh HD:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/ (VST)

Certain plug-ins may install themselves to the <user> folder. This folder is hidden by default, here's how to access hidden folders.

Macintosh HD:/Users/[Your Username]/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ (AU)
Macintosh HD:/Users/[Your Username]/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/ (VST)


Note:  It's a little easier on Windows where you can just temp rename your plugin folders.  Doing that on OSX is not recommended.