thanks DL and Svenne,
same PC, same Steinberg UR824 interface, i literally went to bed and woke up and restarted my PC and last 2 versions of my session that i saved were like this. Ver 20 and 21 have no VST Instruments left in the rack…the missing ports are because the vst synths are missing but the tracks are still there in my session with nothing to point to anymore
With the earlier Ver 19 of my session that does load, i find it was before i added my Moog Sub Phatty as an External Instrument. it seems once i did this, and Cubase panicked about this mono-stereo conflict thing, and i saved Ver 20 and Ver 21 to disk it has somehow corrupted my entire session from that point onwards. so the mixer is scrambled it seems and so Cubase just decides its “too hard” to try loading ?
Cubase saves the I/O’s in the session. i can remove the Sub Phatty “External Instrument” from the session but when i reload Ver 21 that is corrupt, it puts the Sub Phatty as an External Instrument (in Mono) back in there.
So theres no way to remove the problem before loading the session, and once i load the session to remove it, i have already lost my entire rack of VST Instruments because of the problem? i feel like ive fallen into a black hole followed by a TimeWarp and screaming to get out, ive lost 3 days now trying to load this damn thing.
Session V19 cubase file is 25, 971 k. Session V21 is 26, 971k. so this corrupt session V21 is slightly bigger, which is a positive sign. The song sure didnt get any longer. so im guessing my VST Instruments info is still in there. If it was all missing the file would be smaller. but i cant load it
DLearyUS if i Dropbox you the session file V21 can you try loading it in 7.5 and see if the VST Instruments come up in the rack? even if they are missing, they may still show up listed there hopefully…maybe this problem has been fixed in 7.5?
many thanks for your help,