I seem to have a knack for posting problems that no-one else has experienced…but here goes anyway!
In Cubase 5 I sometimes want to insert 2 or 3 bars into a project. So I cut the tracks, move the later ones to the right, say two bars, then glue them back together. When I open the score editor, each track displays all the VST expression words that have been used since the beginning of the project all on top of each other at every cut point. Not only VST expression words, but any other text I might have included at any point on the track. In a big project like the current one (full symphony orchestra, playing time 30 minutes), selecting these “blobs” of text to delete them causes my computer to seize up for a matter of minutes - and this is a computer with 16 gigs of RAM that normally has no trouble playing 30 or so tracks connected to the EWQLSO VST library without bouncing anything down to audio. If I don’t delete them, the computer has to read literally hundreds of VST messages all at the same time and quite understandably chokes.
Does anyone know why this happens… and how to stop it happening?