I just got a new Mac, manufactured 2019 — macOS Catalina. I’ve long been using Audacity for audio production. When I installed the program on this Mac, I also installed plug-ins by Melda Productions, version 14 of their VST package. The plug-ins were imported into the plug-ins folder and enabled on the software, except when I open them, they show up blank. There is no interface except the bottom play bar and options menu, and the buttons “Close” and “Apply”. Everything else is blank. Why is this happening? I am worried that it has to do with the bitrate, that perhaps it is a 64-bit-only program now, when Audacity still runs in 32-bit. If so are there any alternative VST packages you recommend? What do you think is happening?
The desperation method is keep a Mac on an earlier OS. That’s how I did it to retain some of my older valuable programs. I don’t let it touch the internet. That’s what usually causes security problems. It’s possible to juggle networking so you can share work between Macs without exposure.
This is all so ironic The reason I had to get a new laptop in the first place was that my Mac crashed when I finally let it update due to lack of space.
The converter program is incompatible with OS Catalina. I may see if I can restore the computer to an earlier OS, but I’m worried it will further complicate things. Moreover I’m thinking of perhaps just waiting.