I just installed the Dorico Pro v4.3.0 update to my v4.2 install and now there are NO VSTs which appear in the VST drop-down list under Play (and they worked before this last update). I am running Windows 10. I’ve done all the usual investigations:
In Preferences/Plug-ins, all of the VSTs are present in the unblocked list
I’ve tried resetting the plugin cache, resetting to factory defaults, etc. - no joy
I’ve reinstalled the program with no help
The Vst2xPlugin Blacklist/Infos … files look correct
Do you have multiple displays connected to your computer? If you have more than one display, is Dorico on your primary display, or on a secondary display? If Dorico is on a secondary display, if you move it to the primary display, does that allow the menu to open as expected?
Daniel, you nailed it. The drop down is populated when Dorico is on the primary display but not on the secondary display. I run all my main windows (Dorico, Nuendo, etc.) on the secondary display: large screen is so much nicer than laptop screen. Is there a fix?
Daniel, a bit more information. It seems to be the display scaling that is causing the issue. I have high-resolution monitors, both primary and secondary. For my old eyes to read text, I scale the primary display 175%, the secondary 125%.
If I run the secondary display at 100%, the VST drop down is populated. Changing nothing but the scaling, back to 125%, the drop down remains populated. [I haven’t been able to reproduce this: the drop down doesn’t populate on the secondary display.]
This scaling/display issue propagates into the VST windows (Kontakt, Halion, etc.) which are invoked when choosing a VST: they are too big on either display.
And BTW, I am running a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with 8 GB of dedicated RAM.
Thanks for letting me know your further findings. I will need to discuss this with my colleague Andrew. He’s currently taking a well-deserved week off after all his hard work on Dorico 4.3, so please be patient.
It sounds like you have a workaround for now, which is to use 125% scaling?