No signal processing with Exclusive mode?

Hello! Looks like signal processing doesn’t work when I use my output device in exclusive mode. Is it expected behavior?

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Anyone???

I don’t think this is expected behavior. Can you share the Debug info here and explain what you want to do?

I just want to enable VST plugins during a play in exclusive mode.

But it doesn’t work. I can’t hear any effect of the VST plugin. It works only when the Exclusive mode is turned off.

Debug info:

Audirvana Studio 1.7.2.11 (10702)

macOS 12.0 with 16GB physical RAM

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

	Polarity Inversion:
		Globally: OFF
		Per track: ON
	Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
	SoX with Power Of Two upsampling
	SoX filter parameters
		Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5%
		Filter max length = 30000
		Anti-aliasing = 100
		Phase = 66%

AUDIO VOLUME:
	Max allowed volume: 100
	Replay Gain: None
	SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
	Sync list: 0 folders
	iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
	Library database path: /Users/izhavoronkov/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
	Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 62820z	

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
	TIDAL:  Connected as HIFI

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================


CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 5082MB
	Exclusive access: Disabled
	Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device: 
	iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Model UID:iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008
	UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1

Active Sample Rate: 96kHz
Hog Mode is off

Bridge settings:
	Sample rate limitation: none
	Sample rate switching latency: none
	Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
	Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
	Local audio device
	ID 0x67 iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Manufacturer: iFi (by AMR)
	Model Name: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Model UID: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008
	UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1

8 available sample rates up to 384000Hz
	44100
	48000
	88200
	96000
	176400
	192000
	352800
	384000
Audio buffer frame size : 29 to 4096 frames
	Current I/O buffer frame size : 512
Volume Control
	Physical: No
	Virtual: No
MQA capability
	Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
	MQA Renderer device
DSD capability: DSD via PCM 1.0
Device audio channels
	Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
	Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
		Channel 0 mapped to 0
		Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
	Number of channels: 2
	Use as stereo device only: No
	Simple stereo device: Yes

1 output streams:
	Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
		Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
		Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x68 2 channels starting at 1
16 virtual formats:
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 384kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 352.8kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

16 physical formats
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 4
Device #0: ID 0x67 iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output	Manufacturer: iFi (by AMR)	Model UID: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008	UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1	Model Name: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
Device #1: ID 0x5c Внешние наушники	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: Codec Output	UID: BuiltInHeadphoneOutputDevice	Model Name: Apple Inc. Внешние наушники
Device #2: ID 0x50 Динамики MacBook Pro	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: Speaker	UID: BuiltInSpeakerDevice	Model Name: Apple Inc. Динамики MacBook Pro
Device #3: ID 0x2d Multi-Output Device	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: ~:AMS2_StackedOutput:0	UID: ~:AMS2_StackedOutput:0	Model Name: Apple Inc. Multi-Output Device

UPnP devices found : 0

Please remove your email information from your debug

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In recent years I have used various types of processing. Always with exclusive mode on. And this has always worked. This has been with an older version of OSX though, so it could be a bug now.

When you created the Debug info you had no processing active. Perhaps you had selected it but it is not active.

And Exclusive access is also not active.

Can you play a track and post the debug again?
And the screenshots of what you have active.

Have you tried any of the Apple AU processing as a test? does this work. If you put the processing in real time, does it work?

Does it matter how you set the MQA? If you set it to No MQA, does that help? MQA and processing don’t match.

Hey Jacob, My fab filter is working well with exclusive on, note his version of studio

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Fabfilter is the best! :grin:

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Is this a test release? If the 1.7.2.11 is a test then it is better to wait for @Antoine. In general you can say that processing just works with Exclusive mode active.

Must be something like that, I tried to mimic his settings as best I could and it all worked well. He also could update his os to 12.0.1 as well not that I’m at all certain it will make a different result

Fab Filter was worth the purchase price for my issue for sure…thanks again mate!

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Fabfilter is probably a bit overkill for the application. But it just works. And I really like the interface. It is very graphic and at the same time a lot of control options. Besides the proQ3 I have tried the Saturn. Especially nice to test some tape or tube modulation.

I sometimes get some free useful plug-ins from Airwindows. And Waves also has some cool toys.

Debug info with enabled VST and Exclusive mode

Audirvana Studio 1.7.2.11 (10702)

macOS 12.0 with 16GB physical RAM

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

	Polarity Inversion:
		Globally: OFF
		Per track: ON
	Effects plugins ACTIVE in offline mode
		AU plugin #0: Effect - Acon Digital Acon Digital Equalize 2 ()
		AU plugin #1: None
		AU plugin #2: None
		AU plugin #3: None

UPSAMPLING:
	SoX with Power Of Two upsampling
	SoX filter parameters
		Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5%
		Filter max length = 30000
		Anti-aliasing = 100
		Phase = 66%

AUDIO VOLUME:
	Max allowed volume: 100
	Replay Gain: None
	SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
	Sync list: 0 folders
	iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
	Library database path: /Users/izhavoronkov/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
	Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 51232

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
	TIDAL:  Connected as HIFI

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================


CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 5082MB
	Exclusive access: Enabled
	Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device: 
	iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Model UID:iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008
	UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1

Currently playing in Integer Mode:
	Device: 2ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32bits little endian Signed Integer, 8 bytes per frame 352.8kHz

Active Sample Rate: 352.8kHz
Hog Mode is on

Bridge settings:
	Sample rate limitation: none
	Sample rate switching latency: none
	Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
	Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
	Local audio device
	ID 0x67 iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Manufacturer: iFi (by AMR)
	Model Name: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Model UID: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008
	UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1

8 available sample rates up to 384000Hz
	44100
	48000
	88200
	96000
	176400
	192000
	352800
	384000
Audio buffer frame size : 29 to 4096 frames
	Current I/O buffer frame size : 512
Volume Control
	Physical: No
	Virtual: No
MQA capability
	Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
	MQA Renderer device
DSD capability: DSD via PCM 1.0
Device audio channels
	Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
	Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
		Channel 0 mapped to 0
		Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
	Number of channels: 2
	Use as stereo device only: No
	Simple stereo device: Yes

1 output streams:
	Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
		Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
		Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x68 2 channels starting at 1
16 virtual formats:
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 384kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 352.8kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

16 physical formats
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 4
Device #0: ID 0x67 iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output	Manufacturer: iFi (by AMR)	Model UID: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008	UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1	Model Name: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
Device #1: ID 0x5c Внешние наушники	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: Codec Output	UID: BuiltInHeadphoneOutputDevice	Model Name: Apple Inc. Внешние наушники
Device #2: ID 0x50 Динамики MacBook Pro	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: Speaker	UID: BuiltInSpeakerDevice	Model Name: Apple Inc. Динамики MacBook Pro
Device #3: ID 0x2d Multi-Output Device	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: ~:AMS2_StackedOutput:0	UID: ~:AMS2_StackedOutput:0	Model Name: Apple Inc. Multi-Output Device

UPnP devices found : 0

Same settings but with Realtime control (not for DSD playback) ON

Audirvana Studio 1.7.2.11 (10702)

macOS 12.0 with 16GB physical RAM

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

	Polarity Inversion:
		Globally: OFF
		Per track: ON
	Effects plugins ACTIVE in realtime mode
		AU plugin #0: Effect - Acon Digital Acon Digital Equalize 2 ()
		AU plugin #1: None
		AU plugin #2: None
		AU plugin #3: None

UPSAMPLING:
	SoX with Power Of Two upsampling
	SoX filter parameters
		Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5%
		Filter max length = 30000
		Anti-aliasing = 100
		Phase = 66%

AUDIO VOLUME:
	Max allowed volume: 100
	Replay Gain: None
	SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
	Sync list: 0 folders
	iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
	Library database path: /Users/izhavoronkov/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
	Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 51232

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
	TIDAL:  Connected as HIFI

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================


CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 5082MB
	Exclusive access: Enabled
	Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device: 
	iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Model UID:iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008
	UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1

Currently playing in Integer Mode:
	Device: 2ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32bits little endian Signed Integer, 8 bytes per frame 352.8kHz

Active Sample Rate: 352.8kHz
Hog Mode is on

Bridge settings:
	Sample rate limitation: none
	Sample rate switching latency: none
	Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
	Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
	Local audio device
	ID 0x67 iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Manufacturer: iFi (by AMR)
	Model Name: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
	Model UID: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008
	UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1

8 available sample rates up to 384000Hz
	44100
	48000
	88200
	96000
	176400
	192000
	352800
	384000
Audio buffer frame size : 29 to 4096 frames
	Current I/O buffer frame size : 512
Volume Control
	Physical: No
	Virtual: No
MQA capability
	Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
	MQA Renderer device
DSD capability: DSD via PCM 1.0
Device audio channels
	Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
	Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
		Channel 0 mapped to 0
		Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
	Number of channels: 2
	Use as stereo device only: No
	Simple stereo device: Yes

1 output streams:
	Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
		Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
		Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x68 2 channels starting at 1
16 virtual formats:
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 384kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 352.8kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

16 physical formats
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 384kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 352.8kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
	2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 4
Device #0: ID 0x67 iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output	Manufacturer: iFi (by AMR)	Model UID: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:20B1:3008	UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:iFi (by AMR):iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio:00000000:1	Model Name: iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Output
Device #1: ID 0x5c Внешние наушники	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: Codec Output	UID: BuiltInHeadphoneOutputDevice	Model Name: Apple Inc. Внешние наушники
Device #2: ID 0x50 Динамики MacBook Pro	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: Speaker	UID: BuiltInSpeakerDevice	Model Name: Apple Inc. Динамики MacBook Pro
Device #3: ID 0x2d Multi-Output Device	Manufacturer: Apple Inc.	Model UID: ~:AMS2_StackedOutput:0	UID: ~:AMS2_StackedOutput:0	Model Name: Apple Inc. Multi-Output Device

UPnP devices found : 0

With the last option, I hear some glitches!! I have the same version with stable public release and with the latest version legacy Audirvana application. No issue when I use the same VST plugins with SoundSource or any other player or with disabled Exclusive mode. Also, I have tried CraveEQ with the same result.

Hello @squadgazzz,

I’ve tried it on Big Sur and it worked with Exclusive mode enabled, I will try on Monterey as soon as possible and will come back to you:

Yeah, I can control it. But I don’t hear any sound difference with any EQ preset and Exclusive mode ON.

If you change the Gain for example you do not hear any difference?

I’ve just tried to completely remove all Audirvana stuff, clean all the caches, reboot and reinstall it again. And looks like it finally worked for me. The only issue I still have is the glitches when ‘Realtime control’ of VST enabled and SoX upsampling set to ‘Power of two’ mode. No issue with ‘x2 only’ or when the ‘Realtime control’ is deactivated.