I have noticed that twice a year, without user request, Cubase reinitializes all plugins at startup. I’ve found it odd and often wondered if it could be due to some kind of file corruption or application error; it just seems “glitchy” for this to occur.
When it happened again this week, I did a bit of research and I think I found the answer: Some users claim that the reinitialization occurs after every daylight savings time change.
Looking back, that does appear to correlate with the timing of my plugin rescans. While that’s pretty funny, I also don’t want to waste ~30 minutes every six months needlessly rescanning plugins. I can see how Cubase might use system time in decisions to review plugin status, but I don’t think it makes sense that Cubase by default rescans all plugins just because the system time changes.
So, if system time changes indeed trigger full Cubase plugin reinitialization, I think this should be considered a bug. Thoughts?