Waves (Audio Units at least) does not work with Audacity. Please see Release Notes 2.0.5
. If you have the Audio Units version of Waves, that would be why 2.0.4 crashed.
2.0.5 does not load Audio Units until you ask for them from the Effect Menu, so 2.0.5 would crash if you tried to use the Waves Audio Units in the Effect Menu.
I suspect Waves VST do not work either. Did you press OK on the "Install VST Effects" dialogue?
Instead of OK, press "Cancel" then Waves VST will not be loaded.
When Audacity starts, open Audacity > Preferences, choose "Effects" on the left, then under "Enable Effects", remove the check mark from "VST". Under "VST Effects", remove both checkmarks (this is not necessary as long as you remove the first checkmark, but you may as well do it). Then you won't be bothered with Waves in Audacity next time you start it.
If you want to risk running Waves VST in Audacity, you can always re-enable the three boxes above, restart Audacity then press OK on "Install VST Effects". If nothing happens, drag the "Install VST Effects" window around to make sure there is no dialogue behind "Install VST Effects" that needs to be OK'ed.
If Audacity still crashes when enabling Waves VST, open Finder, then choose Go > Go to Folder and type:
- Code: Select all
Then attach the latest crash report from Audacity that you'll find there. Please see here for how to attach files: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=64936
If you see the Nyquist warning you won't be able to use most of the optional plug-ins that came with Audacity. That warning almost always appears because you did not install Audacity properly. Please make sure you install thus:
1 Double-click the downloaded DMG to mount it
2 Then to install Audacity, copy the "Audacity" folder from the newly mounted DMG to /Applications or any other location of your choosing
3 Eject the DMG using Finder (bottom left, underneath "Devices"), then to start Audacity, double-click Audacity.app in the folder to which you installed Audacity.