Application Failed to Initialize Message in a Waves Host Application

Last updated on: 12/21/2016 10:03:09 AM

If you encounter an “Application failed to initialize” message in a Waves host application, follow the instructions described in this article.

Windows – All Applications
1. Windows 7 Users: Make sure that Windows Security Update KB3033929 is installed. Learn More.
2. Make sure you are logged into an administrator account and that the Windows user-name does not contain any non-English letters.

 

SoundGrid Studio

By default, the SoundGrid Studio application is set to “Load from last session.” On launch it will try to load the CurrentSGStudio.emo file.

If SoundGrid Studio tries to load a corrupt file, it will fail to initialize.

 

Refresh the loaded session

  1. Quit all applications.
  2. Go to
    Windows: C:\Users\Public\Waves Audio\eMotion\Sessions
    Mac: Macintosh HD > Users > Shared > Waves > eMotion > Sessions

    Delete the following files:

    • CurrentSGStudio.emo
    • CurrentSGStudio.emo-journal
  3. Launch SoundGrid Studio and see whether the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, proceed to the section titled "Re-install SoundGrid Driver" below.



 

MultiRack Native & MultiRack SoundGrid

By default, MultiRack is set to load an empty session. On launch it will try to load:


  • MultiRack NativeUntitled_native.mrdb
  • MultiRack SoundGridUntitled_sg.mrdb

If MultiRack tries to load a corrupt file, it will fail to initialize.

Refresh the loaded session

  1. Quit all applications.
  2. Windows:
    • Press [Win key]+R, type %appdata% and hit Enter.
    • Go to Waves Audio.
    • Delete the relevant [.mrdb] file.
    • If an [.mrdb-journal] file exists, delete it.


    Mac:

    • In Finder, click on the Go menu, hold down the [Alt/Option] key, and click on Library.
    • Go to Application Support > Waves and delete the relevant [.mrdb] files.
    • Delete the relevant [.mrdb] file.
    • If an [.mrdb-journal] file exists, delete it.
  3. Launch MultiRack and see whether the issue is resolved.

If you’ve set MultiRack to “Load last session on application launch” (in Preferences), move the session file to a different location on your computer and launch MultiRack.


 

If the issue persists, proceed to the section titled "Re-install SoundGrid Driver" below.



eMotion LV1

By default, LV1 “Mixer Startup” is set to “Previous Session.” On launch it will try to load the CurrentLV1.emo file.


If eMotion LV1 tries to load a corrupt file, it will fail to initialize.


Refresh the loaded session

  1. Quit all applications.
  2. Go to
    Windows: C:\Users\Public\Waves Audio\eMotion\Sessions
    Mac: Macintosh HD > Users > Shared > Waves > eMotion > Sessions

    And delete the following files:

    • CurrentLV1.dat
    • CurrentLV1.dat-journal
  3. Launch eMotion LV1 and see whether the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, refer to the "Re-install SoundGrid Driver" section below.



MultiRack for DiGiCo

  1. Quit to Windows (Alt+F4).
  2. Go to D:\Waves and drag Waves Preferences to the desktop.
  3. Go to D:\SDx and drag Startup.mrdb to the desktop.
  4. Launch the SD software. MultiRack will launch automatically.

If the issue persists, re-install Waves for DiGiCo.

Re-install SoundGrid Driver

Windows

  1. Quit all host applications.
  2. Press the [Win key], type Programs and Features and hit Enter.
  3. Uninstall the Waves SoundGrid Driver.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Waves\SoundGrid\Utilities and run the Waves SoundGrid Driver Setup.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the installation process.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Launch your Waves host application and see whether the issue persists.

Mac

  1. Quit all host applications.
  2. Go to Applications > Waves > SoundGrid > Utilities.
  3. Run the Waves SoundGrid Driver Uninstaller.
  4. When prompted, click Yes and finish the uninstallation process.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Go to Applications > Waves > SoundGrid > Utilities.
  7. Run the SoundGridDriver.pkg file and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Launch your Waves host application and see if the issue persists.

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