Hi lukasbrooklyn, thank you for joining in on this.
The .vstpresets are contained within the My Documents > VST3 Presets
When ever you save a setting of any VST (ie, instruments and or effects) they will be saved as individual folders with the Preset’s Company (root folder) > the VST’s Name (folder) > xxx.vstpreset [If you have WAVES stuff, the system will have one Waves folder and within contain a whole heap of effects both Stereo and Mono folders…]
Honestly, it was a huge mess when i started trying to consolidate.
I tried initially to put them into a single folder but later realised that if you save an effect or instrument as a default, Cubase will name it as Default.vstpreset; so in that sense we cant have 2 files of the same name “Default.vstpreset” within the same folder level. Ok… next, i gave up that idea… left Cubase to do its thing; leaving the folder and naming structure as it is.
i went hunting next for the Track Templates… man… thats another nightmare… if you save an Instrument Track, it reflects within the Mediabay as Instrument Track. However if you save an Instrument Track with additional MIDI Tracks, its reflected in the Mediabay as Instrument Track Multi. Fine… i can go with that but these save into the Users > AppData Folder which is on the system drive and as mentioned, its not a good sign because these templates will be growing and soon the C Drive will be clogged… The worst was to discover that the cache and graphic files for Track Icons are also stored among these folders.
The actual problem i have is not pertaining to space but actually backing up and cloning. I made a huge error hacking the registry over the sluggish Control Room Meters hence upon restoration then i discovered that must of the previous day’s work was gone…
hope you guys will have a suggestion to customise location right from the start.