I’ve been using cubase for a long time now, and have never found an efficient way to achive a proper clean up of a project to reduce file size and preven niggliong crashes when a project gets too complex.
I have a project that has been worked on in several sessions for several weeks and is now about 35 megabytes big and crashes frequently. This is due to general disorganisation - many tracks are muted and there are some VSTi’s that are orphaned (i.e. they have no midi data being sent to them any more) I work generally with midi channels routed to vst instruments and the occasional instrument track (but only occasional as they still don’t support multiple outputs) and a few audio tracks for good measure. I make use of complex routing in the mixer with several group tracks and fx busses.
Is there a good way of cleaning up a project so that I can continue to work on it? - ideally I’d like to export only the important tracks and have them keep their routing through their groups and fx? I’ve tried deleting the elements that aren’t in the track any more, but it doesn’t meaningfully reduce the file size and the project is still a crashy mess. I’ve tried exporting tracks, but this seems to be designed for audio, not midi + vsti - and the limitation of the instrument track (no multi out) means that it is pretty much useless (that and you can’t seem to route an extra midi track through an instrument track!)
how do you guys do this? - am I missing something really obvious?
I don’t want to bounce or export as audio as I’d like to keep finessing the track.
any ideas would be amazing!