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  • Thu, Aug 30 2018 4:56 PM

    • Leo Baker
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    Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    I tried this on Windows 10 64bit. I install Media Composer 2018.8 as a full nstall or upgrade from 2018.5 I get the following error. When Media Composer is loading on Initilizing plugin AMPIPluginDSX.AVX it hangs with an error message.

    "Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing system. Continue with limited audio capability?"

    I've read this error about the PACE Services on WIndows systems I tried the fix of restarting the service etc but it does not work. System roll back with Acronis restore 20 Media Composer 2018.5 does not show this same error.

    Any additional ideas could this be a bug?

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  • Thu, Aug 30 2018 6:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Hi Leo

    Just so you know....   AVX Plug-ins AVX is a plug-in standard for incorporating various third party effects within the Avid System.  At launch, the system goes through the plug ins located within the Plug in folder to check for comatibility, corruption etc.... 

    The easiest way to identify is this is your issue is to drag the AVX plug in folder to the desktop and launch MC again.  if it works then put the folder back and try it again.  moving the folder has been known to resolve.  If it still happens then one or more of your plug in's might need an update.

    Secondly, there are some plugs that can cause and issue

    Several known plug in's causes the issue. 

    phaser.aaxplugin

    Waves v9

    iZRX6DeclickerAAXHook.aaxplugin

    iZRX6DeclipperAAXHook.aaxplugin

    Vibe Phaser.aaxplugin, dated Jan 14, 2016 Vibe

    Phaser.aaxplugin, dated Jan 14, 2016

    AIRVintageFilter.aaxplugin, dated Feb 19, 2015

    AIRReverb.aaxplugin

    AIRSpringReverb.aaxplugin

    AIRStereoWidth.aaxplugin

    AIRTalkbox.aaxplugin

    AIRVintageFilter.aaxplugin

    Absynth 5 (Native Instruments)

    FM8 (Native Instruments)

    Guitar Rig 5 (Native Instruments)

    iZNeutrino (iZotope)

    iZOzone 7 (iZotope)

    iZVinyl (iZotope)

    Kontakt 5 (Native Instruments)

    LEVELS (Mastering the Mix)

    Massive (Native Instruments)

    Reaktor 6 (Native Instruments)

    REFERENCE (Mastering the Mix)

    Replika (Native Instruments)

    Transient Master (Native Instruments)

    WaveShell 9.7 (Waves)

    WaveShell 9.91 (Waves)

    Let us know what you discover...

    Marianna

     

     

     

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 1:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Good morning Marianna. Thank you for the reply always much appreciated. Where's the location of the folder to be moved? 

     

    I also have protools on the same machine. And using Waves 9.2.0 and Izotope RX6 also with the Air plug ins which came with Media Comoose 12.7.0.

    Thanks, 

    Leo

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 9:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Hi Leo

    I'm sure you're in good hands with Marianna on the case, but I had a very similar problem to you (albeit on a Win 7/64 system) which turned out to be the Pace installer. For some reason, version 3.1.3 that's shipped with Avid wasn't installing itself correctly on my HP workstation.

    My fix was to first uninstall 3.1.3 (Control Panel/ Programs and Features). Then go find the legacy installer version 2.4.7 on the Pace website and install this version instead.

    I read somewhere that Pace 3.1.3 also needs periodic access to the internet to validate itself, whereas version 2.4.7 seems to work fine disconnected from the web.

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 8:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Bruno makes a good point... you might want to try that after 

    C:\Program Files\Avid\AVX_Plug-Ins

    Drag that to the desktop.

    Then try it

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  • Mon, Sep 3 2018 3:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Hello Marianna,

    I removed the AVX and AVX2 folders. I also removed Pro Tools 12.7/Avid/Air Effectsetc from add/remove which have those Air plugins you mentioned. As well as the Waves audio plugins. I am still not able to launch without the error message in Media Composer.

    Thanks for the pointers as well Bruno but that still shows the same error.

    Anything else I could try?

    Thanks,

     

    Leo

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  • Mon, Sep 3 2018 3:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Leo Baker:
    Thanks for the pointers as well Bruno but that still shows the same error.

    So, you've removed the plugins, installed iLok 2.4.7 and you still get this message?

    Just as a matter of interest, have you tried running iLok by clicking it's icon in the Window's startup menu? It should launch a panel which will search for any installed licences. It may take a minute or so to do the search, but won't find anything unless you've bought some plugin licences, but the point of this exercise is to see if the manager has properly installed.

    When I originally had your problem with iLok 3.1.3, trying to run the iLok manager produced an error to say there was a problem with the installation and I should re-install. I tried two more times to install this version with no success. It was only when I installed 2.4.7 that the problem was fixed.

    If you find it hasn't installed properly I would try again - make sure you remove any versions you have (partly) installed with the add/remove programs first.

    B

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  • Mon, Sep 3 2018 5:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Hello Bruno,

    Yes I went to add/remove software and removed the Waves plugins and uninstalled from Waves insatller itself. As well as removing the Avid/Pro Tools AIR, and Pro Tools itself. I found on the ilok website the legacy installer which i think is 2.4.7? I uninstalled ilok and pace and rebooted then used the legacy installer found in the ilok downlaod called \LicenseSupportInstallerWin64\LicenseSupportInstallerWin64_v4.1.2_r41991/Old Installers InterLok Driver Setup Win64.

    So maybe its a clash with ilok somewhere?

    Thanks,

    Leo

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  • Mon, Sep 3 2018 6:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Leo Baker:
    used the legacy installer found in the ilok downlaod called \LicenseSupportInstallerWin64\LicenseSupportInstallerWin64_v4.1.2_r41991/Old Installers InterLok Driver Setup Win64.

    That doesn't sound like the right version as it seems to be v4.1.2.

    I seem to remember I had to search around the internet for the correct version, so I'll dig it out from my computer and upload version 2.4.7 to my Google Drive space.

    I'll email you the link when I'm finished.

    B

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  • Tue, Sep 4 2018 10:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

    Hello Bruno.

    Many thanks, that did not work the ilok. Was up till 1.30am and finally fixed the issue. When I uninstalled Pro Tools, it give the same aftter re-installing Pro Tools then Media Composer. I had to choose full unisntall of Pro Tools with settings etc in the uninstall option. Then after re-install of Pro Tools 12.7 and Media Composer all seems fine now. Really appreciate both yourself and Marianna's help on this one. SO it was my fault not fully uninstalling all of Pro Tools settings included on the remove software.

    Thanks,

    Leo

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  • Thu, Dec 12 2019 3:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Composer 2018.8 Unable to initialize audio effect and mixing

     

    WORKS! after deleting: 

    WaveShell-AAX 9.7.aaxplugin 

    iZRX6DeclickerAAXHook.aaxplugin

    iZRX6DeclipperAAXHook.aaxplugin

     

    thank you 

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