I use a few Waves plugins for DAW audio work, but I don’t use them in Dorico, and I doubt I ever will.
There’s a documented problem where Dorico will scan these plugins and, when a licence can’t be found, it will pop up dialogs behind the Dorico splash screen and prevent startup from continuing. I’ve also found on my machine that finding and dismissing these dialogs can sometimes cause a blue screen (not sure whether it’s a Dorico issue or a Waves issue).
I move my Waves plugins between machines using the online licence cloud, so one solution is to just licence the Waves plugins on whatever machine I’m using Dorico on (I also use the USB e-licenser for Dorico). But that’s an extra step to forget and/or get wrong, and it would all be unnecessary if I just had a way of telling Dorico not to bother with those plugins which I’ll never use. My DAW (Reaper) won’t try to load the plugins unless they’re actually used in the project, and it would be awesome if Dorico would do the same.
I understand there’s a blacklist file, but I think it’s auto-generated if a plugin causes a crash, or something, and I haven’t been able to find any information on how to manually add a plugin to the blacklist. Would appreciate any help if anyone’s found a way.