Here’s what I did that finally solved this problem after 2 full days of suffering and searching for answers.
- I uninstalled the DP software reverse-incrementally, starting with 5.13 in UNINSTALL mode, then DP 5.1 and finally the original DP 5 Installer on the CD.
- I repeated the same process AGAIN, but this time selected “MyHardDrive” rather than the “Applications Folder” as the target install directory, again selecting UNINSTALL rather than Easy Install
- I Manually deleted all remaining Plug-Ins that came with DP from username/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/MAS/
- I manually moved my remaining [dot-bundle] .bundle files (other MAS plugins that didn’t come with DP) from my user directory to my hard-drive directory. Originally, some were at UserName/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/MAS/ and I moved all those files to HardDriveName/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/MAS/
- I manually deleted the folder called MAS from username/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/
- I manually I deleted all files from both the user and hard-drive versions of Library/Preferences/ that had “motu” in their names, all “.plist” files
- I manually Deleted a folder called “Digital Performer™” from UserName/Library/Preferences/
- I manually Deleted HardDrive/Library/Audio/presets/Digital Performer/
- I manually Deleted the Auth-DigitalPerformer 5.0 file from my hard-drive via the Terminal (it’s an invisible file)
- I manually deleted any/all extra/unnecessary MOTU apps/utilities from my Applications Folder… I had some out-dated FireWire Audio shit and some Un-Needed PCI shit.
- I re-booted from MAC OSX CD and REPAIRED PERMISSIONS (which incidentally were all good)
- After rebooting, I re-installed MOTU DP5, which does not run on my Leopard machine as version 5.0 (Unexpectedly Quits Etc)
- Installed the MOTU 5.1 Update
- Installed the MOTU 5.13 Update
- My Equalizer Plugins are back.
- Repaired Permissions (and the plugins are still back) DP is back to normal, at least for now.
Let me know if this solution doesn’t work for you. I deleted so much shit manually that I may have left something out. 48 Hours of this kind of hell will do that to a guy.