Grrr.. .I was working on a project, gain staging drums. Got kick track all set, then moved the Waves VU meter I was using to the snare track (EZ Drummer using multi-outs). CW crashed immediately. It didn't hang and go into "not responding mode." It. Just. Crashed. And snapped off/shut down.
I relaunched and notice almost all my Waves plugins were missing, including the one that crashed. I have about 45 Waves plugs, all told. Only a handful appear normal. The rest give me the "MIssing Plugins" pop up window when I open the project. Tried restarting. Tried shutting completely down to the "off" state, and then starting up. No effect.
So... I'm guessing VST scan is apparently not seeing a ton of my Waves plugins. I've tried the repair function via Waves Central. I've tried to reinstall and reactivate everything through Waves Central. Nothing works. They are almost all V10 plugins. Have tried all the various re-scans of VSTs. The folders Wave recommends to scan are all there. I put everything in the default folders. Nothing has worked so far.
Reached out to Waves and haven't heard back in a couple days. I'm no computer tech, but it looks like all the need Waves shells are in the VST3 folder, which is getting scanned? See attached. Any suggested next steps? Unistall/reinstall CW? Will I then have to reinstall EVERYTHING? Plugs, virtual instruments, the works?
Thanks for any help
EDIT: I now see Waves Central is showing my DAW computer as a "Disconnected Device.' This seems to be the problem, but when I tick the radio button on the computer to try and reconnect it to my Waves Central, the "Recover" button is grayed out and unselectable. Probably have to wait for Waves to reset me, or something....
So, called WAVES. Apparently me turning off the wireless adapter (I use CAT5 wire connection to the Net, not wireless) messed up the computer's MAC address. Who knew that would create such havoc? Interestingly, the tech said I couldn't turn off the wireless without having the same problem unless I stored my licenses on an external USB thumb. Sounds weird, but that's what he said.