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When will Studio One 3 work with McDSP, SofTube, & Kush plugins on Win10 without win 8 compatibility Mode engaged?

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asked Apr 20, 2016 in Studio One 3 by camarimusic (1,100 points)
recategorized Apr 20, 2016 by -Luis-
Up to version 3.02 Studio One professional worked flawlessly with my plugins on WIndows 10.  After the upgrade to 3.1 I noticed my Kush Audio Clariphonic MKII failed to work.  I noticed my McDSP Vocal Processor failed to work.  I bought the SofTube 1973 plugin and it will not load either unless I load Studio One 3 in Windows 8 compatibility mode.  This would not be a problem except certain plugins take longer to load in this mode.  

We were assured that Windows 10 was compatible with Studio One 3 however, when you change the code and make my legitimately purchased plugins incompatible with our DAW that becomes a problem.  It's more problematic because the plugins all work flawlessly in version 3.02. So the problem was not WIndows 10.  It started with the update Studio One made to 3.1

I thought by version 3.2 this would be addressed.  Sadly that's not the case.  I own the new Studio 192 and I love the effortless integration, however, I just want my plugins and DAW to work properly in native Win 10 as I was assured they would.

I would strongly dissuade anyone from utilizing Win 10 with Studio One 3.2 if you intend on using certain plugins as mentioned before.  Stick to Win 7 and Presonus please fix this. Please!!!!!!

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answered Apr 24, 2016 by ghasenbeck (355,450 points)
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These plugins are all iLok dependent and as such are subject to the iLok Manager and its compatibility with Windows 10. PreSonus did put out an announcement addressing this issue:

In recent months iLok has released 2 major updates to the iLok Manager and many of our customers have since, no longer had an issue with the iLok Plugin / Windows 10 Compatibility issues that were first seen with the public launch of Windows 10. This is not a PreSonus software issue, but rather a compatibility issue with iLok Plugins and Windows 10.