Waves AUs not scanned on macOS High Sierra (Renoise 3.1.1, 32bit)


My Waves AU plugins are not found when Renoise is scanning for them. I solved this problem on El Capitain by simply installing an older version of the waves plugins. Now, however, it seems that High Sierra no longer supports those versions of the plugins, for when I install them, neither the VSTs or the AUs are scanned, nor are the AAXs when I try to scan them in Pro Tools.

What to do? I see three possible courses of action:

  1. Change the AUs to VSTs. I’m very willing to do this, however, I know of no way of migrating the settings of the plugin instances in my projects.

  2. Find a way allow Renoise to find the newest versions of the AUs (this of course would be the most preferable).

  3. Find a way to force the old plugin versions of the Waves plugins to work on High Sierra (least preferable).

Can anyone help me?


  • JouluPam

PS. I’m using the 32bit version of Renoise due to some projects with plugins that I only have 32bit versions of. However, the problem persists on the 64bit app.