SoundGrid Studio on Mac autostarting

Even though the “Launch Application On Startup” is clearly not checked, SoundGrid Studio consistently launches at login on all my Macs. Is there an easy way to prevent this?


Hi @ericbardes

Previous versions of SoundGrid studio had been assigned to the startup items list when installed,
as opposed to the new version, in which this option is set from within the application itself.

It might still be assigned there and affecting the new SoundGrid Studio.

You can try these steps to remove it from the list:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Go to Users & Groups.
  3. Choose your nickname on the left.
  4. Choose Login items tab.
  5. Check SoundGrid Studio.
  6. Press the “–” sign below.
  7. You’re done.

SoundGrid Studio is not under System Preferences.

The V11 installer creates a file at


Because the installer runs as root, the file is owned by root and doesn’t revert it back to the installing user account. By using sudo and changing to my login user, I was able to edit the file by hand and change the following plist key from true to false.


Hi @ericbardes,

Nice! I appreciate sharing the workaround you have found, however…

I must advise that this is not an official solution provided by Waves Support and I cannot guarantee it will work or not have any other affect on the software.
The setting Uri pointed to does work and there is no need for this workaround in general.

It is always best practice to contact Waves Tech support by phone or email with any issue where software doesn’t behave as it expected, like in this case. They can troubleshoot and offer official solutions.

Thank you

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