I saw somewhere but now can't find it (or maybe I dreamed it??) a post with the instructions on how to edit the Windows 10 registry in order to stop Sound Forge Audio Studio 14 from scanning for plugins every time it is opened.
Does the VST startup search stop SF from fully launching, If so, it takes some detective work to ID the offender that causes the 'hang' behavior
I am not aware of a specific registry tweak, nor am I familiar with the AS (Audio Studio) versions. However the VST startup search can be disabled in the SF Pro's "Internal" menu, which is normally hidden. Change FALSE to TRUE in the "Skip startup VST grovel" entry. Be aware that new VSTs will no longer be loaded or available if this setting is changed..
I do not know if the setting exists or where to change it in AS.
wrote on 10/21/2020, 9:57 AM
I've never even tried it in AS, so I don't know if there is the capability.
I've realized how insignificant this issue really is. AS scans the VSTs with no problem it just takes a few seconds longer to start up and as I don't plan to add any new VSTs I thought it would be nice to be able to disable scanning for VSTs until needed. Surprising how impatient I can be! :) Thanks for your help!