Hi alexis -
Absolutely. The issue is that on large projects, which use a large number of different plugins, Cubase eventually hits a ‘cap’ and no other new plugins can be added. This has 2 effects -
1 - No additional new plugins can be added to a project
2 - Project recall may delete / remove plugins over the ‘cap’, meaning that accurate session recall is compromised. I have had projects load that sound dramatically different than how I had saved them because a number of plugins are now missing, and cannot be re-added.
To clarify, #1 generally only applies to plugins that have not been used in the session previously (for example, if I had used FabFilter Pro-C elsewhere in the project, I will be able to use another instance of it - but not a new plugin I haven’t used elsewhere).
According to fabio, this is due to the number of seperate dll’s being used by Cubase. One way to ‘increase’ the number of plugins you’re able to use is by moving some of the non-essential dll’s out of the Cubase folder. I’ve done so - but it appears Cubase 9 is actually even worse than 8 because it has additional features (such as the Sampler Track). As a result, I’m still stuck using Cubase 8.
This only seems to affect users on Windows - but is a very serious issue. It has lost me literally upwards of tens of hours. I have had entire projects load sounding dramatically different than how I had left them. We’ve waited over 2 years for some movement on a fix but still nothing has been resolved.
I’m trying my best to be understanding. I know that it appears Steinberg cannot resolve this problem on their own and that they have to work with Microsoft on a fix. But how long must we wait? I can’t even use the latest version of Cubase - which I have paid for!! - because of this bug.
Hope that clarifies.