BBCSO Discover. Plugin interface not showing

Do you know why the Spitfire audio plugin interface is not showing in Dorico?
The same happens with BBCSO Core.
I’m on a MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 8 GB of Ram, that why Im trying to use Discover. But the plug in is not loading the instruments and I can’t see the interface.
I’m using Mac OS Monterey 12.4
Thank you for all your help.

My first idea would be to check that those instruments are whitelisted. Go to Preferences > VST Plug-ins and make sure those are not on the list on the right-hand (blocked plug-ins). If they are, use the little arrow < down that list to put them in the left list (allowed plug-ins), restart Dorico and you’re set to go!
FWIW, there is a BBCSO plug-in, but there are no Spitfire audio plug-ins. Their plug-ins have the names of the instruments (when hosted in their new Spitfire audio plug-ins), or you have to open a Kontakt instance and load the Spitfire instrument there (for Percussion Joby Burguess, Solo strings, etc)

@MarcLarcher , in the meantime BBCSO already became VST3, so whitelisting shouldn’t be an issue anymore.
@amauri_montalvo , please choose from Dorico’s main menu Help > Create Diagnostics Report and post the corresponding zip file here. From the contained log files I might be able to see what is wrong. Thanks

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Thank you. Here is the Zip file.
Dorico (656.2 KB)

Hi @amauri_montalvo , thanks for the data.
Interestingly, Dorico detects several plug-ins from Spitfire on your system like e.g. Abbey Road One or Eric Whitacre Choir, but no BBCSO plug-in. It’s also not blacklisted, it appears to be simply not there.
Can you please navigate to /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3 and see if there is a file called BBC Symphony Orchestra.vst3 ? That’s where it is installed on my machine. Or can you find that file somewhere else on your harddisk?

Thank you. It is installed now. I had to reset my library and reinstall but everything is working now.

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