Well, admittedly I only have 3 AU plugins installed, and only because there aren't M1 native VST3 versions available: PG-8X, Virtual Sound Stage 2, and ezplayer. Because they're AU, they will load in native Apple Silicon Studio One, even though they aren't native, themselves.beely wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:09 pm Yeah, I get it. By honestly opening terminal, typing "pluginreset" (which is my alias) and hitting return takes about 5 seconds, and it's done. Trashing the AU cache, without using Terminal in case you know the path off by heart, involves opening up a Finder window on that folder (however you choose to do it), deleting that file, then re-opening your host, and waiting for usually several minutes to revalidate a typical collection of plugins. (On my old Intel Mac, with loads of plugins, it could take something like half an hour to revalidate them all, all the time with the processor burning the machine up.)
I either don't install the AU versions when an installer is nice enough to give me the option (which is pretty rare on Mac ), or I manually delete them from Plug-Ins > Components after installing.