Every time I try opening either it gets stuck on trying to connect with the VST engine (Timeout). I’m on El Capitan on Mac BTW, I’ve tried deleting the VSTEngine folder in the library folder, as advised in other threads, yet it had no effect.
Could anyone help me? (EDIT: I already tried out reinstalling everything, both automatically and manually, deleting every single installation folder and file related to Dorico or Steinberg to no result)
UPDATE: I found the solution in another thread in Cubase forums. First of all, I’d like to publicly both apologize and thank the Dorico team that have not failed to, at least, pay close attention to my issue, even if they didn’t find the solutions, it was not their fault. Turns out this was the issue: A plug-in was constantly trying to be authorized (Melodyne, in my case, which was caused by an issue). This caused VSTAudioEngine 2 to enter a loop of trying to scan that particular vst3 plugin, which “refused” to be scanned, this was of course followed by a freeze of both VSTAE2 and Dorico following it. How did I know what plugin was causing the issue? I started VSTAE2 on standalone mode, with Dorico closed, and on the progress bar I noticed it got stuck at “scanning VST3 plug-ins…”, so I proceeded to move in and out of the folder (Library>Audio>Plug-ins>VST3) various plugins to check which was specifically causing the issue. Found out, removed it (you could just move it to another folder or fix the authorisation issue), restarted Dorico and everything runs smooth as butter!
I hope this thread serves to help anyone with the same issue in the future