In the other thread, the topic is MMCSS limitation and is a whole separate topic to FLS count.
However, that part of my reply was misleading and a potential can of worms, I edited out that line.
As for the FLS limitation, Cubase 10 improves only marginally (3 on my main DAW, haven’t checked anywhere else yet).
There are a few more tasks that will further improve this, but the only real solution is VST plugins to be also dynamically linked.
The Devs dont care. Except when customers lie on them to fix this. I contacted UA support and the response was - ‘your only the 3rd user to report this ever and because the development effort is not trivial they didnt believe it would be looked at any time soon’ (paraphrasing). Meanwhile they keep churning out plugin after plugin that are statically linked.
It will take all Cubase users to take the time to lodge support requests with each plugin vendor. Even then I’m not hopeful!
I’m getting 7-10 more FLS slots in Cubase 10 compared with Cubase 9.5. Then by taking out a bunch of the Components that I don’t use, I got 12 more slots. So that’s something. And if I need to, I’ll jbridge some stuff.
Still would be nice to never have to worry about it.
If all goes well, the release will be the 19H1 release. We haven’t published a date for that, but the name gives you a clue that it should be in the first half of 2019.
I’m pretty excited about this. It took a while to get this implemented, but I’m happy to see that Vista-era limitation effectively go away. Some folks think only a few people ran up against this, but the more I look, the more posts I find on various forums.