Almost. Last night I opened a project and walked away, then came back 15 minutes later only to find Cubase was stuck loading a mixer channel. So I forced it to shut down and tried again; the same thing happened. The 3rd time turned out to be a charm, fortunately. I rendered the vst instrument track that it seemed to be getting stuck on and it has opened successfully ever since - although it does take a minute or two. Previous to all this there had never been a problem.
Have any of you ever experienced this problem? Any solutions?
It’s a bit frightening to think that at some point Cubase might arbitrarily decide that it can no longer open a project.