Today I´ve had a long session working on this.
I found my original Cubase 6 discs. Uninstalled Cubase 8.
Installed cubase 6. I open my session. Same session I´ve been having trouble with.
It opens but before I get to try the Midi recording to see if the issue was cured, cubase crashes when trying to switch to the sound interface I use from the default generic drivers.
I restart the machine and have another go. This time I switch interfaces before I load the big template.
Now Cubase hangs when loading a specific instrument in the template. Heavyocity Damage.
I give it time cause it´s stuck on loading. Realise after a while it´s not going anywhere.
I did this a number of times. Same crash on loading that instance every time.
I uninstall Cubase 6 and download Cubase 7 from the Steinberg site.
I get the exact same behaviour. Never got it to open the session.
Finally I´m thinking, okay let´s go back to Cubase 8. Although it did have the midi timing issue which now seems secondary, at least it worked when opening this exact session yesterday.
I uninstall cubase 7 and Reinstall Cubase 8. Same knuf thing happens. It´s stuck on the VE-Pro instance containing the Heavyocity Damage Drums.
It´s very strange cause I´ve never had any weird behaviour from this library/instrument before.
Nor has it been updated or changed during my reformat.
I´ve midi learned it some things that I now control from my Peavey 1600 controller, but that´s it.
So here I am now even struggling to open the sessions I opened fine yesterday.
Strange? For some time there I now could´nt even open Cubase at all. It crashed on startup.
I read about 2 of the Steinberg synths causing problems.
Uninstalled these and now it opens up but still won´t load my session.
Thinking again about the Kontakt message I´ve seen lately
“a sample has disappeared, make sure all external drives are connected”. Can this be connected to this?
I did expand my hard drives with 1 additional 1GB SSD disc with this install.
Can it be the motherboard is not providing enough power to take care of them all?
It´s 5 discs. SSD System 500GB, 2 SSD 1TB sample discs, 1 SSD 500GB sample disc & a regular 1TB audio disc.
If I´ve had dropouts from one of the discs and then saved my VE-pro meta-frame with potentially this sample missing.
Is it possible it´s now loading the metaframe without these missing samples every time?
I mean, since it was disappeared when I saved it.
Don´t know. Maybe someone with great knowledge of VE-pro´s structure can share some insight.
I tried manipulating the metaframe, hiding the samples of the Damage Drums etc so that it loads them again.
Changed it´s name etc. But the Cubase session is saved containing all VE-pro information embedded.
I cannot delete this instrument in VE-pro and open the session without cubase reverting my changes back to “how it was when saved” on every load.
Does anyone know if it´s possible to open a Cubase file with embedded VE-Pro info without it actually loading any VE-Pro instances? If I could get into the template and delete the suspected troublemakers and save as a new version it would be great.
Some serious frustration going on here now. With deadlines coming up also it´s getting serious.
If anyone has any ideas/suggestions they are very welcome.
Also, if anyone knows a great tech that does team viewer sessions please let me know.
Waiting for Steinberg techs to reply. It´s been a week now. Hopeful some Steinberg techs also will chime in here.