The program loads but refuses to include the contents of Program Files / Common Files / VST 3
I have temporarily moved all VST2 plugins out of Program Files / Steinberg / VST Plugins for troubleshooting
I have then deleted all preferences from Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Steinberg/ folder to force the software to rescan.
Still. That now means there are zero third party plugins available to Cubase. I’m 5 hours into it.
Have reinstalled Cubase. Deleted preferences. Moved plugins. Looked at windows Security stuff to see if it was blocking Cubase.
The system was intermittently refusing to load VST3 over the past 2 weeks. Restarting the software would usually clear it. Today though it is fully gone. Full day of mixing down the drain!
Clicking the refresh button you circled the system does not find any new plugins.
Spent some hours last night. If I move 1 plugin at a time and restart Cubase they were loading in. Sometimes on the next reload all VST3 would disappear until I do a refresh in Plugin manager. Still though this is a painstaking testing process.
My Soothe2 and Sonnox plugins once put into the VST 3 folder again refuse to load and also seem to make nothing else load that is in the folder!!! The only way to make them load again is to remove Soothe 2 or any of the ones that stop the show back out again. But these are all important and and legit plugins. Am still moving things back and forth, restarting, new empty project, add an audio track. - see if the newly moves in plugin is there or had the newly added plugin now stopped all VST 3 plugins loading.
Its the strangest problem in Cubase to figure out since the FLS limit with windows 2 -3 yeaars ago
And this evening have started on this again. Moving Sonnox and Soothe plugins back toVST3 folder. Start Nuendo - all VST3 plugins are not loaded.
Restart Windows 10.
Load Nuendo. Now the VST3 plugins I one by one was moving into VST3 folder are working again and also the Sonnox and Soothe plugins show up now.
A shot in the dark here but …
Have you set up the search path in the Plugin manager to point to all necessary folders where you have your plugins?IIt’s easy to miss since nobody pokes around there more than we need to, but look in the VST Plugin Manager and in the lower left there is a cog wheel icon and when you click that there is theVST2 plugin path settings.
This was happening to me after the new install of Cubase 12 as well. I cut all of the files out of the VST3 folder, put them in a temporary folder and then added them all back (folders and/or files) into the original VST3 folder - one at a time - to find the offending plug -in.
For me it was Native Instruments Massive X. Which is completely weird since there was no issue whatsoever with Cubase 11.
Steinberg should really add an alert window to tell us what plug in is causing the VST3 scan to hang. This is a painfully manual way to resolve the problem. Also why did Massive X work fine with Cubase 11 Pro but crash Cubase 12 Pro? Anyway I hope this helps somebody! Cheers -
Im just sitting back waiting for the update, other people are reporting other issues as well. Dont want a quick fix to this issue, then do 3 hours work only to find a separate bug down the line crashes th system. Hopefully wont b to long…It just teething trouble.