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BigAl
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Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins
      #1089423 - 18/02/14 11:02 AM
I'm having a hell of a time activating my Focusrite Midnight plugins.
When I got the Forte, I went through all the correct processes to register and activate. one day, out of the blue, they deactivated (back into demo mode). The first time I noticed it was when I took my gear to my mate's house.
I then re-activated, which is a pain.
At the weekend, it did it all again, in my house this time. I re-activated, then opened another project and it was back in demo mode.
Anyone else experienced this?

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1089487 - 18/02/14 04:41 PM
No, but they were a little temperamental when I first installed them. Haven't had a problem with de-authorising yet though. Give the chaps at Focusrite a ring, they're very helpful and friendly.

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: Huge Longjohns]
      #1089650 - 19/02/14 01:45 PM
Hugh,
There are a couple of potential "fixes" on their website. I'll try them first before calling them.
Thanks.

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1090588 - 25/02/14 10:42 AM
Haven't the midnight plug ins been superseded by the Scarlett suite?

I know I was using a suite I got with the Pro 14 only to have that suite deleted (along with all my presets) and replaced by a newer suite...

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1090768 - 26/02/14 12:05 PM
No, the Scarlett and Saffire suite are just the freebies that come with your interface. The Midnight is a different kettle of fish altogether, sold as a standalone and modelled from their top end hardware units.

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1091238 - 28/02/14 05:15 PM
Hi BigAl,

Are you using a Mac?

We were experiencing a bug on some Mac systems where the Midnight Suite would lose its license. This has been fixed in the latest version we released in January:

http://uk.focusrite.com/downloads?product=Midnight+Plug-in+Suite

If you do have any further issues please feel free to give us a shout.

Best regards,

Neil Marron
Focusrite


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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1091694 - 03/03/14 08:01 PM
I spoke too soon Big Al. Mine have bloody well de-authorised themselves now, too!

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: Huge Longjohns]
      #1097878 - 14/04/14 12:33 PM
Hugh,

I applied a couple of "fixes" suggested by Focusrite and they appeared fine. I then loaded up a jam I recorded a few weeks ago, selected one of the virtual instrument tracks, and without hitting PLAY, started mucking around with the Hammond Organ, which had one of the Midnight plug-ins on the channel.
The volume started going down & up etc... (symptoms for un-authorised plugin). When clicking on the plug-in on the track, it was in demo mode.
There is clearly an issue, and until Focusrite fix it, I may stop using them, which is a shame.

Alan

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: Neil (Focusrite/Novation)]
      #1097879 - 14/04/14 12:34 PM
Neil,

Just saw your post, so I'll download the latest version and let you know how I get on.

What was the issue?

I use a MacBook Pro 13", dual core, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mavericks.

Alan

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: Neil (Focusrite/Novation)]
      #1098062 - 15/04/14 12:51 PM
Neil,

I downloaded the new 1.5 plugins and opened a few projects. So far so good.

Alan

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1098114 - 15/04/14 06:02 PM
Yes, same here, fingers crossed.

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: Huge Longjohns]
      #1098184 - 16/04/14 09:32 AM
Hugh,

It was obvious that there was a bug somewhere and it's good to see Focusrite resolving it.

Alan

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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1098214 - 16/04/14 01:08 PM
Glad to hear the fix seems to have worked for you both! Let me know if you run into any further issues.

Neil Marron
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Re: Activating Focusrite Midnight Plugins new [Re: BigAl]
      #1098237 - 16/04/14 03:47 PM
Cheers. But don't get me started on my Focusrite VRM box! Still can't get it to work with my 18i20. Every time I plug it in it takes over as the main interface so despite having spent over an hour on the phone with Focusrite folk doing their best, basically I can't use it! Great piece of kit if it worked!

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