The Media bay / vst preset system in Cubase literally takes 5 minutes to scan every time I open the media bay after opening cubase for the first time, and I’m on SSD’s and dont have that many custom vst presets! I dont understand why it seems to need to rescan every time a project is opened!
Steps to duplicate issue on your own system.
- Open cubase (this happens when you first open cubase so you need to have the program closed)
- Open the media bay
- Click on anything (instruments, loops, presets, etc)
- You will see the hexagon image scanning.
Alternatively you can simply open any plugin after first opening Cubase and try to load a preset. Again you will sit there as it scans, in my case, for 5 min before you can load a preset.
And once its done scanning, the media bay is still clunky and slow when loading presets (takes 2-3 seconds for every icon I click before I get to its options; e.g. click on “vst instruments” -> “groove agent” which then takes 2-3 seconds for me to see presets.
Every other DAW or software program I use does not have this issue (Logic, Digital Performer, Vienna Ensemble Pro). Their media bay equivalents & preset loading systems do not have to rescan every time you open the program, or if they do, they do it a way that does not stop you from working for 5min.