Why Does Cubase Ruin My Creativity Every Time?

So I feel like doing some music for the first time in a couple of weeks, boot up Cubase and it has decided to scan EVERY SINGLE PLUGIN again. :smiling_imp:
I have a lot.
I am still waiting…

And before anyone mentions time changes, it is irrelevant, it doesn’t happen in any other DAW I have used, and Steinberg have had years to correct the issue.

This is a common thing with Cubase, random, pointless things happening at inconvenient times that just kill my will to make music.

In Live, I can get started faster and get ideas down much faster, but the mixing/ sound is not as good, so I prefer Cuabse overall, but it is so frustrating when Cubase freezes, blue screens (Yes in 2014!) and generally throws a spanner in the works.

Steinberg are so completely oblivious to how annoying it is when they don’t fix simple issues of workflow.

Sort simple things out before adding more bells and whistles.

But I know this will never happen, as they are either negligent, or purposely making there product half finished so that everyone buys the next update in the hope it will be fixed…

I am in the process of going through all my Cubase 7/7.5 projects and bouncing out all audio and midi so that I can remake them in a different DAW, and when I am done, I am going to sell Cubase, I have wasted too much of my life with this shitty program.

My plugins have finally finished scanning, rant over…

I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for sharing!

Why does it scan all of your plugins all the time??

This has never happened to me, not once… and i have dozens( i open a project 80+ tracks sometimes… takes 30 or so seconds total).

Maybe im not understanding. Maybe set up issue?

Well if you haven’t used your DAW for a couple of weeks then it will be the day light time change which if you have been on this forum or been a long time user of cubase then you would know to turn off your auto time change to summer time which stops cubase from scanning your plugin’s

It doesn’t scan my plugins every time either, but when it does on occasion, I’m ok with that.

Doesn’t hurt to refresh the list once in a while.

I have a lot too, but it only takes 15 seconds or so - certainly not enough to ruin my creativity at all.

One of the largest culprits that will ruin creativity is negative attitude and complaining about stupid things like ‘someone left the seat up’, or ‘the man is out to get me’, or Cubase scanned my plugs…

No offense meant man. Take back a bit and chill.

Life is a challenge. Recording your emotions via music can also be. Just play for 30 seconds while the plugins load.

The issues you are having are not likely due to Cubase at all, but the setup you brought it into. Just like your last girlfriend. Or mine, to be honest…

Chill bro. :slight_smile:

Aloha n,
Good move.
And Good Luck!
{’-’}

I feel the same! i will wait for the next update and i will sell my cubase if it is not stable in day 9 april.

I just go and make a drink or have a quick vape for a few minutes and contemplate the earth going around the sun… and not me :wink:

Cubase re-scans the entire plug-in folder after the clocks change. If you only start it up every six months, it will do it every time. If you use it every day it will only happen twice a year, at entirely predictable times.

you shouldn’t have to not set things its obviously tied to protection otherwise it would have been fixed by now . I just wonder how stable and how much more cpu efficient it would be without all those hidden dongle calls

:slight_smile:

There IS God. And I’m not Him.

Clearly, you need help with your setup. Try a clean install of Cubase 64-bit on a fresh installed OS.

I have exactly 481 VST2 plugins and 92 VST3 plugins installed. It took exactly 3 minutes 4 seconds to re-scan everything today.

About blue screens: hardware, drivers or memory issues (out of memory within the 32bit limits) causes blue screens, not Cubase itself. I had blue screens while using the Virus TI hardware via USB with Cubase 32bit. The issue was the memory limit of the 32bit version of Cubase (as with all 32bit programs). I switched to 64bit and I haven’t had a problem since.
If you think Ableton is better for your needs then go ahead, good luck!

May i suggest an acoustic Daw instead of a Digital one , they are less trouble some and power free :wink:

+1
I use 64 bit Cubase and have a similar number of plugins. I disable all my 32 bit vst duplications and only run 32 bit plugins that work in JBridge. Most of the problems I had in the past were 32 bit plugs. When I was running Cubase 6 in 32 bit I had no end of issues with crashes related to running out of memory. A thing of the past now thank goodness.

nonlocal you did not say what system you are using and whether you are running a 32 or a 64 bit version of Cubase?

The plug-in rescan and things of this nature are pretty small things to be complaining about. Granted if we removed the dongle from the equation it would certainly speed up the process, and this has already been proven, but unfortunately that isn’t ever going to happen. Every DAW has it’s quirks, but regardless of the problem, the mix will be there for you to tweak once the wait is over. As far as “killing” creativity, the DAW has no bearing on the guitar in your hands, or the piano in front of you. No reason to stop writing due to a slight wait for a plug-in rescan. In many cases I already have CB running minimized long before I start a session, and while it sounds like you already have your mind made up, every DAW has it’s own set of issues. Sounds like some hardware specific issues in the OP’s case due to all the blue screening and the like. Back when we had nothing but analogue you would be firing up the entire studio and here we are whining about a software program taking a bit more time to boot up… Just sort of funny… There will never be nothing to complain about. :slight_smile:

so that I can remake them in a different DAW, and when I am done, I am going to sell Cubase, I have wasted too much of my life with this flower program.


You mean, imposing your own absolute horribly devastating situation on another fellow human being?

That sounds like a reasonable thing to do… good book morals at its best!

Let me suggest a sarcastic alternative for you:
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Maybe, for your creativities sake, you should use a simpler program as a goto for your basic idea sketchpad. Then bring it into Cubase 7.5 for fine tuning.
But also think this. As this type of post appears only once every year or so (and may also attract the odd “+1 me too, I’ve had it since 1863 and so did grandpa.”) maybe the way your rig is set up might need a good looking at even if it is top notch and custom built. Even custom builds have had their problems (even some of mine). Solutions are surprisingly close sometimes. Infuriating too, though.

Have you ever posted anything in the Issues section of the forum?
Selling Cubase? Hm. :unamused: See you next year. :mrgreen:

You mean, imposing your own absolute horribly devastating situation on another fellow human being?

:mrgreen: A guys got to make a profit and cheer himself up somehow.

Yeah, it’s not just the scanning plugins taking forever though…

It’s opening older projects to find the windows all over the place and the mixer settings all wrong

It’s having to constantly reassign inputs outputs and especially external plugin settings because no presets

It’s putting up with “workarounds” instead of an elegant solution provided by the programmer

it’s the focus on new features and vstis instead of fixing basic simple stuff, like no bounce in place

It’s the MIXER being introduced and slowing down workflow by making single clicks into double clicks and pause-open

It’s lots of little things that add up to slow me down and wear down my patience, and I have a lot, I was using Cubase in 1996!

But it’s over now, I can’t take any more, I have seen through Steinbergs game after all these years, they will never get it right because then no one will upgrade.

good luck to you if it’s working well for you though, but I think you are viewing things through rose tinted glasses.
7.5 is slower than 5.5 and 6.5

Yeah, it’s not just the scanning plugins taking forever though…

It’s opening older projects to find the windows all over the place and the mixer settings all wrong

It’s having to constantly reassign inputs outputs and especially external plugin settings because no presets

It’s putting up with “workarounds” instead of an elegant solution provided by the programmer

it’s the focus on new features and vstis instead of fixing basic simple stuff, like no bounce in place

It’s the MIXER being introduced and slowing down workflow by making single clicks into double clicks and pause-open

It’s lots of little things that add up to slow me down and wear down my patience, and I have a lot, I was using Cubase in 1996!

But it’s over now, I can’t take any more, I have seen through Steinbergs game after all these years, they will never get it right because then no one will upgrade.

good luck to you if it’s working well for you though, but I think you are viewing things through rose tinted glasses.
7.5 is slower than 5.5 and 6.5