There are so many different possibilities of what plugins/machines that it must drive the development team crazy… I think I’ve stumbled through a couple of answer/causes that the team may or may not find useful:
Some of my plugins are subscription based. I’ve found that if they have a problem connecting to a license server, they often appear to hang Dorico without showing any kind of error. Dorico just sits there unresponsive. The network problem seems to be related to the proxy they have set up in a building I work in, so its pretty easy for me to reproduce. I can try to load a project 15 times and Dorico will never run, but switch to a cellular hotspot and it runs with no issues. Switch back to the original normal network while the project is up - it still runs perfect, can upload, down etc. - until I do something that would load in a different sample or VST and the project hangs… Switch to hotspot - that instrument loads fine. VST’s are EWQL and Slate Digital.
Its not TOTALLY that simple. Sometimes after an (apparently) VST induced crash the project won’t load ANY samples, even if I’ve rebooted. The cure seems to be to load a different default project with Halion or something first, and then open the crashed project.
Thanks again for the hard work!