I have a severe, repeatable problem that existed in Cubase 7.5 and sadly persists in 8.0, with the East West Quantum Leap Play 4.2.2 64 bit VST plug-in (e.g., with EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus, Pianos, or Hollywood Strings Diamone). It is also reproducible across two different computers, one running Windows 8, and the other running Windows 7.
[Added 1/4/15]: The problem is exhibited with other VSTs, e.g., Kontakt 5 running Cinematic Strings 2. See thread below. [End of addition]
When I reload a project, approximately 30% of the virtual instruments load WITH THEIR RIGHT CHANNEL MISSING. This happens with ALL projects, and has been going on since I bought my first copy of Cubase last fall.
My projects are orchestral, and use virtually every instrument in the orchestra. Each time I load a project, I have to manually audition every single instrument. On a given day, about 30% of them (7, typically) are MISSING THE RIGHT CHANNEL. However, the problem also arises when there are only 1 or two VST instruments used, though it has been months since I tried that.
The only solution is to visit each VST in turn, and REPLACE/RELOAD it the identical patches you had before. After each such reload, the VST again has both L+R channels.
Needless to say, this is a real pain in the a… Because of this, I don’t even get the benefits of Cubase 8’s 4X faster instrument load times
BTW: I’m a software engineer, so I can give meaningful feedback over the phone to any tech.
I would be grateful if your techies would talk DIRECTLY to EAST West’s techies. I’d hate to be caught in the middle of “It’s not MY problem.”
Here is the system environment:
Intel Core i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz (6 core/12 Threads); 32.0GB RAM, 1TB x 3 SSD Drives (Samples), 256MB x 1 SSD System Drive, 2TB x 1 7500RPM Hard Drive.
Windows OS 7 Professional (Version 7.1.7601)
RME Babyface Audio w/FireFace driver.
Cubase 8.0, EWQL Platinum Plus, EWQL Hollywood Strings Diamond, QL Pianos, QL Spaces; Cinematic Strings 2.0, Garritan Pipe Organ
To reproduce the problem:
(1) Create a full symphony orchestra, with one MIDI track for each instrument (or string section)
(2) Create a separate Virtual Instrument for each MIDI track using EWQL’s Play_VST_64 engine, version 4.2.2 and the Symphonic Orchestra Platinum patches.
(3) Loop a one-measure “tutti” using all instruments, so you can see all the instruments and their stereo channels in the mixer.
(4) Save this, and close Cubase.
(5) Re-open Cubase and this project file.
(6) Play your tutti loop. If you are me, 30% of the instruments are missing the right channel.
See the screen shots below.