yes, I do tend to suffer a lot with display issues on various computers (I'm back to using my HP laptop due to multiple new CPU/motherboard burnouts - isn't life grand) but it wouldn't explain why I get a blacked out GUI on the VST2 plugins by Waves, but not the VST3 ones. I rarely bother with them now anyway as I'm usually busy testing out MeldaProductions ones, amongst others and iZotope RX6
Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio Build 418 (64bit)
AMD Ryzen Core 3.0 GHz,
2TB SSD etc, 40GB RAM,
Windows 10 Professional
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (1st Gen, USB2).