So has anyone found a resolution for this?
Although I have Jupiter 8 and Analog Factory plugins, I've been afraid to install them on my Macbooks. Since I am on laptops, I normally do not travel with dongles, but I would like to use these at home.
I agree that these plug-ins should fail "gracefully" if the dongle is not present, especially if the project is not using any of the synths.
Has anyone tried disabling the synths via the AU validation utility? Would this be enough to avoid the crashing as a workaround?