Cubase 11 spectralayers 8 PRO with license is locked for editing

When I run SL8 standalone everything works great and i love the program

I use Win10 - Cubase 11 and try to use Spectralayers 8 ( i bought the license) pro as ARA2 plugin all editing its locked only thing that works is “select all” and delete
If i dont select and try to move i get “cant move regions controlled by an external host. Make a sleection first”
The delete tool shows the region fading when i hover but when I actually try to delete it doesnt do anything. other than that everything else does not respond. I cant find anyone else with my problem so I am at a loss.

I checked the licenser latest latest cubase and latest SL

Any advice or fix?

Here is the log:


15:26:14.301 da74 INFO  C:\Program Files\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8\Win64\SpectraLayers.dll -platform windows:nowmpointer 
15:26:14.301 da74 INFO  auto-detected folder: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8\Win64\
15:26:14.301 da74 INFO  early init done
15:26:14.313 da74 INFO  creating app...
15:26:14.450 da74 INFO  loading properties...
15:26:14.485 da74 INFO  session SpectraLayers 2021.11.05-15.26.14.299 started - embedded
15:26:14.485 da74 INFO  SpectraLayers Pro 8.0.10 Build 270 (x64 - Qt 6.1.1 - qtnamespace: SpectraLayers - MSVC 1928)
15:26:14.486 da74 INFO  OS: Windows 10 Version 2009 (Kernel: 10.0.19042) (en_US)
15:26:14.486 da74 INFO  CPU: 24 threads (SSE4.2)
15:26:14.486 da74 INFO  RAM: 48 GB
15:26:14.487 da74 INFO  HDD: 1862 GB (214 GB free)
15:26:14.487 da74 INFO  SCR0: 1920x1200x32@59.95Hz (device pixel ratio: 1) (primary)
15:26:14.488 da74 INFO  SCR1: 1600x900x32@59.978Hz (device pixel ratio: 1)
15:26:14.488 da74 INFO  SCR2: 1680x1050x32@59.954Hz (device pixel ratio: 1)
15:26:14.873 da74 INFO  creating window...
15:26:14.972 da74 INFO  loading plugins...
15:26:17.952 da74 INFO  33 plugins loaded
15:26:17.952 da74 INFO  initializing UI...
15:26:18.059 da74 INFO  layout and graphic objects initialized
15:26:18.066 da74 INFO  setting shortcuts and properties
15:26:18.352 da74 INFO  UI initialized
15:26:18.357 da74 INFO  Ready
15:26:18.374 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:26:18.376 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:26:18.387 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:26:18.696 da74 INFO  creating external project SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:26:18.698 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:26:19.201 da74 INFO  Show (0x1b0b24)
15:26:19.201 da74 INFO  dll directory set to: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\SpectraLayers 8\Win64\
15:26:19.601 da74 INFO  GPU:  NVIDIA Corporation  /  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
15:26:19.601 da74 INFO  OGL:  3.3.0 NVIDIA 472.12  /  3.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler  /  OpenGL  3 . 3  Core
15:26:19.732 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:26:20.355 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:26:22.694 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:26:25.416 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:26:39.897 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:26:45.693 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:30:29.735 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:31:35.253 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:32:04.286 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:32:07.800 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x849f4680, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:35:25.527 da74 INFO  Hide
15:35:31.806 da74 INFO  closing external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:37:09.431 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:37:09.441 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:37:09.645 da74 INFO  creating external project SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:37:09.646 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:37:09.773 da74 INFO  Show (0x4d0abe)
15:37:10.200 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:37:10.414 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:37:31.165 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:37:32.075 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:37:33.275 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:37:33.991 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:37:34.727 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:37:39.744 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:40:21.620 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:40:25.020 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:43:52.771 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:43:53.758 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:44:25.697 da74 WARNING  QWidgetWindow(0x29a1790, name="QEmbeddedClassWindow") must be a top level window.
15:45:01.222 da74 INFO  closing external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:45:01.448 da74 INFO  Hide
15:49:46.770 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:49:46.781 da74 INFO  Host: Cubase
15:49:46.988 da74 INFO  creating external project SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:49:46.989 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:49:47.129 da74 INFO  Show (0x2a0d1a)
15:49:47.560 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:49:47.771 da74 INFO  activating external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)
15:50:05.060 da74 INFO  Hide
15:53:49.510 da74 INFO  closing external project  SamplingFormat(Real, 44100Hz, Audio, 2 channel(s), mapping: 11)

Update the same problem happens in Cubase 10.5
other piece of information -
i have been using spectralayers since version 3 I removed all the old version
but could it be a lingering license prolem?
how can that be tested/verified?

Uninstalled - took everything out of registry that is spectraaleyers related
installed V7 from cube (SL One) it detected the licence and brought up the pro version of 7
Nothing same thing