I’ve just moved from Cubase 6.5 (+ various VSTis including HAL Symphony, HALion 4 and HALionOne) under win7 32bit to Cubase 7 under win7 64bit. HalionOne has vanished, I seem to have several flavors of Sonic, and the various installers have put content files all over the place, in fact anywhere but my sample library.
Is there a document that explains the difference between VST Sound, VST3, .vstsound .vstpreset .fxp and .hsb files and explains where they are stored? I understand that HALionOne is obsolete now but is there a way of accessing the sounds? Sonic lists some of the patches (eg Tack piano) but then is unable to find them, asking me to ‘check the installation’. Ha bloody ha. If there was a utility that did that it would be very useful!
More positively, is there a way of setting up substitute VSTs so if I load an old project that expects HALionOne the system knows to use HALSonic instead?
Thanks in advance for any info