Start your project with a folder containing, say, 24 audio tracks, 8 VST instruments, 16 FX tracks, 8 group tracks, 16 midi channels and 16 VCA faders (or some other combination of tracks that you think will more then suffice for the upcoming project).
So when you need a new track or channel of any kind, you go into this folder, rename an unused track / channel to something relevant, and drag it out of the folder. The rest of the time you can keep this folder hidden.
So in a sense, you’ve created a new track or channel, without Cubase knowing it, so it won’t be added to any previously made vis configs.
The downside is this is a clunky workaround for what should be a non-issue!
The upside is that i think this method would be a lot quicker (and ultimately less frustrating) then having to individually edit lots of vis configs after creating new tracks. So you lose time having to get your new track from this folder, but you gain time not having to edit your vis configs.
I just tested it and it seems that starting a project with this massive amount of unused tracks doesn’t seem to add more then about 1% to CPU and only slightly increases memory usage compared to an empty project.
And of course you could also choose to disable all audio, midi and instrument tracks in this mother-of-all-clunky-Steinberg-fix-this-stoopid-issue-workaround-folder!!!
The best way I’ve found to handle this is to create a macro key command that will:
a) Hide the selected track
b) update the current visibility configuration.
Then you can remove your new track from the configuration with a single keystroke. If you also have key commands to recall your configurations, it’s a fairly quick/painless procedure to remove the new track from any/all of the configurations.
You can do all sorts of things with the PLE (Project Logical Editor). For example, you could program a preset that will show only tracks that have a particular character or symbol in the name, which is maybe the type of thing the poster above is talking about. e.g. add a ‘*’ to the name of all your drum tracks and then they can be recalled with a PLE preset.