your help please with a seemingly simple problem.
I’ve used templates for years. Admittedly they have been pretty simple and fairly small but have saved me time.
I know I have had template issues in the past were I have tried to import a template from an earlier version of Cubase to a newer version, so I don’t do that anymore.
Recently, I have upgraded to Cubase 10.5 Pro and decided to write and develop a Full Production Template from scratch. The idea being that I can make smaller, more specific templates from the Full Production Template as and when I need to, thereby building a number of dedicated templates to speed up my workflow.
My Full Production Template consists of around 15 Kontakt 5 VST instruments, 10 FX (Cubase and 3rd Party), Group buses, Stems, Audio channels (already routed to my audio interface), MIDI channels already routed and set up. Then I have a Ruler, Arranger and chord tracks. There’s nothing really technical. Incidentally, the VSTis and the FX are all disabled in the Full Production Template and I enable them as and when I want to use them.
The curious thing is… my template project can take anytime from 25 seconds to load and around 8-9 minutes or just hangs (and shows the last item its finished or was stuck on). In this instance I have to resort to Task Manager to End Process and start again. Subsequently, it usually loads quickly with no issues. I’ve logged my session start times and there’s no pattern to it! It seems random!
What is consistent though is the time from double-clicking the Cubase shortcut to displaying the Cubase menu is around 15 seconds (19/20 times 1 time it just hung).
This whole template workflow is stifling my creativity!
Clearly, there’s something wrong but I can’t for the life of my figure it out! Hence the post.
I have watched many videos on templates and I’m confident I’m following the correct procedure. It is pretty straight forward.
Am I missing a template technique for large number of VSTis? The VSTis and FX are disabled in the saved template. Are they really disabled though?
Thanks for reading
I forgot to mention, the save times can be horrendous too.