Same here, slower when went from 7.0 to 7.0.1 or 7.0.2. I was able to track a few things down as to why things are slow on my system. I did start with a clean preferences. That made closing all C7 versions faster, as well as closing the device setup and preferences much faster. I have quite a few vst connections ins/outs. And of course the more you run the slower the system loads. I run typically at least 16ins and 32 outs. The biggest cause I have was found to be the number of vstplugins present in the vstplugins folder. If I just moved half of the plugins out of the folder, the load time was at least twice as fast. 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 must be looking at the plugins folder when loading, because with 7.0 the number of plugins present did not have effect on the load time. When I say alot of plugins, I mean over a thousand, yea I’m a plugin junkie, gear junkie, pedal junkie, etc. I have a bad habit of taking advantage of the year end plugin sales and free vsts. I tried to narrow the slowdown to particular plugins, but no, it’s total number of plugins in the folder. So for me I am slimming down my plugins list to increase load times at least a little. But it sure would be nice to have it load as fast as 7.0.0 did.
A bit OT but for me even the Key Editor is opening more slowly, which I put down to overall resource requirements being higher but also due to the early development status of the program and I think over time it will be improved.
Blue screens are down to driver/hardware issues not Cubase. You need to do a process of elimination on the PC to see what is causing the issue.
I am going to buck the trend here and say that C7 (all versions) loads faster than 6.5. The only thing that slows down load times is when it discovers new plugins that I have installed. The next time it loads it is back up to speed. Having said that, I am scrupulous about removing plugins that I don’t use, no 32 bit plugins, and anything I consider to be unstable in Cubase.
Any dodgy (or large) plugins I load into Vienna Ensemble Pro which seems to be far better at coping with plugins than Cubase.
It is not diver related if that was the case then 6.5 would crash all the time. I have a rock solid system with 6.5 Steinberg told me it was a driver problem and blamed my audio card. Anyway I did what they wanted and updated everything that I had not already done the only update I needed was win7 update. I am still having no joy with 7.02 projects from 6.5 will not load correctly my old Nuendo 4 projects will not load correctly my UAD1 card will not work with 7.02 it runs fine in 6.5 We are all beta testers for 7 at the mo that’s how I see it. 7 is not stable at all. I have gone back to 6.5 until they sort it out. If they get the bugs sorted it’s going to be a great program as I like a lot of the new features some a very handy indeed.
I have all win 7 updates all my plugins are up to date I am running Cubase in 32bit and I have the last update they did for my UAD1 card. I have just taken 7 off gone back to 7.01 and my UAD1 is working so what is going on between versions?? It’s anyone guess. I have also noticed that 7.01 is much more stable than 7.02 I get loads of crashing in 7.02 I only get a crash when I close 7.01 I get the blue screen of death which I have never had for years.