Don’t understand the response. I was wondering if it might be an issue for some going straight to the latest version, 8.2 with all the cubase additions from N7. What has your install location got to do with your issue?
No, I installed N8.0.1 first from the download assistant and then the N8.2 update.
The point about the install location is that if I had Nuendo installed in some weird \bla\di\bla location I could understand the update not finding my settings, but it is installed in the standard Steinberg location so there is no reason why the update would not be able to locate my settings, other than sloppy programming of course.
Yes, that is a good tip, but it does not help with Device Setup, External Effects, External Instruments, Control Room, Preferences and plugin paths (outside of Steinberg’s own default paths) - all have to be re-installed/setup.
All of the missing settings are available in the previously installed version of Nuendo on the same machine, so I can not understand why they are not automatically transferred to the new version during an update installation.
Perhaps someone from Steinberg would be kind enough to explain why this is not being done. I’ve asked before but got no explanation.
I’ve spent eight hours today just re-setting N8 with all of my settings from N7 just to be able to open and run the project I was working on last night. That is ludicrous. And it happens with every update.
Updating to a new version of any software should be a piece-of-cake, not a complete nightmare as every Nuendo update seems to be.
There has been a definite improvement. As an experiment, I added all 240 Tango tracks in Device Setup in N7 and N8.2. I then created a new, empty project in both (I had to add one track so that the FLS checker plugin could be loaded - SEE BELOW). In N7 there were 10 slots remaining and in N8.2 there were 28 remaining. I believe that these figures were helped by removing anything I don’t need from the C:\Components folder (ADR, 3Dconnectorski, vstconnect,euconadapter, DolbyAtmos and Reconform).
Note: Arturia’s Analog Lab 3 plugin apparently uses 43 slots - so goodbye to that one!
So things are looking better and hopefully Steinberg will be able to make some more progress on this in the fullness of time.
I am going to try to retain the 240 Tango tracks and keep an eye on the plugins I use, with fingers crossed.
This issue is not present on Apple Macs, but I just can’t see myself switching from PC at this stage of the game - too many as yet unknown complications will present themselves I’m sure.
‘twelvetwelve’ on this forum has developed a very useful, and free, FLS slot checker plugin. Insert the plugin on any track and it will report how many slots are still available to a project. This has given me much more information on what is actually happening. It shows how many slots each plugin takes. The inbuilt Steinberg plugins do not appear to use any slots (so I will be trying to use them as much as possible). UAD, Arturia and Izotope plugins use between 2 and 5 slots in the main, but only on the first iteration of each plugin - further uses of the same plugin on other tracks do not require more slots. Obviously, using six different UAD plugins would use a lot of slots.