I’ve experienced a really annoying issue which has happened a lot recently:
1: Creating a project
2: Adding instrument tracks, makin’ music
3: Saving project
4: Closing project
5: Opening project at a later time
6: VST instrument missing from instrument track. The “edit instrument” button is greyed out and I loose a lot of work
Of course when I load the instrument back onto the track it doesn’t remember the settings so I have to find/recreate/retweak the preset I had made/loaded which I probably don’t remember anymore so it’s really a big problem and it’s disturbing my workflow a lot.
It looks like it just happens to some third party instruments, so far it has happened with Sylenth1 and Synthmaster2 but they are the ones that I use the most so I don’t know if will happen to other instruments as well. I have no idea what could be causing the issue and it seems to happen randomly to random tracks in the project.
I use the latest version of Cubase Pro 8, Sylenth and Synthmaster on a Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. I never experienced it before the last Cubase update.