I'm an audio producer although I have also worked as a C/C++ programmer so I'm reasonably technical!
I bought a Mac Mini about a year ago and it recently developed a fault and had to be replaced so I'm currently in the process of setting up a new Mac Mini running Catalina (10.15.3).
One of the audio programs I use is Presonus Studio One. A big part of how it's used is via third-party plug-ins which come in a variety of formats - AU, VST2, VST3, etc. The plug-ins are installed in different ways - some via a "control centre" app, some by an installer, others by drag-and-drop to the appropriate folder.
I've run into a problem with one VST3 plug-in. I dropped the plug-in into the folder (/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3). Then I ran Studio One which does a plug-in scan at startup. An error message popped up (can't remember exactly what it was) saying that the software was from an unidentified developer and couldn't be run. Ever since then, the plug-in won't load. I suspect the plug-in has been "blacklisted".
I've tried the following in order to fix the problem but so far nothing's worked:
- Re-installing the plug-in with an installer
- Disabling GateKeeper with: spctl --master-disable
- Resetting GateKeeper with: spctl --reset-default
Other plug-ins are loading fine.
Now I'm stuck. Any suggestions as to what I should try next?