We recently had a few queries where users weren't able to restart the Trial License activation process after having accidentally cancelled it mid operation within Studio One. We've also had a few cases of this happening within Ableton, which also seems to operate a very strict plug-in blacklisting policy.
If you are trying one of our products for the first time, but don't select the Try option (below) during the Activation process, or accidentally quit, then it will be deactivated and will prevent you from activating a Trial License again.
As such, Studio One will promptly Blacklist the plug-in, to prevent it from interfering or corrupting your workspace (which is the right thing to do). However, this then means that you will be unable to re-trigger the License Activation experience, as Studio One will completely shut down access to the product. Sometimes, even reinstalling the plug-ins won't stop this from happening, as Studio One recognises the product and will continue to ignore it.
However, you can overcome this issue by following the below steps:
1. Open Studio One Preferences and click the Locations icon, and the select the VST Plug-ins tab.
2. At the middle-left side of the window, you’ll see a check box labeled “Scan at Startup”, and you will want to make sure this box is checked.
3. Now click the button labeled Reset Blacklist.
4. Restart Studio One.
Upon re-opening Studio One, the plugin validation process will restart, during which the License Activation Process will re-trigger allowing you to active a Trial License for the product. This currently has a 100% success rate for all queries raised with us, but if your issue does persist, feel free to contact our Support Team.