VSTs Loads Slowly after Upgrade to 9


I’ve been using Cubase Pro 8.5 for a while. I recently upgraded to 9 (just found out I qualified for the grace period).

I am using East West Hollywood Orchestra and I have it loaded on SSDs. When I would open the project in 8.5 the VSTs would load in about 45 seconds. I then opened the same project in 9 and it is taking nearly five minutes to load the VSTs into the project.

Any ideas why this might happen and how I can fix it?

Thank you.


Do you have the latest Cubase 9 update installed, please?