When using eLicenser protected products (plug-ins, VST Instruments) in 3rd party host applications, an error occurs: "eLicenser Control - Error - Application 'Synsopos.app' could not be started"
This can occur with any software product of any software vendor utilizing Steinberg’s eLicenser license management solution when loaded by a notarized host application on macOS 10.14 Mojave and macOS 10.15 Catalina. In this case, a specific entitlement is missing in the hardened runtime of the host application.
Here is a list of host applications that are currently compatible, because the entitlement has been added to the hardened runtime or there is no notarization included at all:
- Bitwig Studio
- Digital Performer
- Fruity Loops
- Logic Pro
- Presonus Studio One
- Pro Tools
We are in close contact with developers like Ableton regarding the implementation and to fix the issue as soon as possible. At the same time, we work on a permanent and independent solution ourselves to reduce dependencies.