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Safe Mode For Opening and Debugging Projects

+28 votes
asked Sep 25, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by Funkybot (21,080 points)
I want to have the option of holding Ctrl or Cmd (on Mac) while opening a project to open the project in a "Safe Mode" where the user gets a list of plugins used in the project, and can chose which to load and which to remove.  

I bring this up because something about the last Kontakt update (or some reorganization of directories on my sample library drive) was causing one particular S1 project to hang up while loading. My old DAW had a mode that would have allowed me to easily load the project without Kontakt so the issue could be fixed.

So I see something like this happening:

1. User launches Studio One and goes to the start page

2. User holds Ctrl or Cmd while clicking opening a song/project

3. A window pops up showing a list of all plugins used in the song

4. User selects which plugins to load, and which to remove

5. The song/project loads with the corresponding plugins

This way if a plugin is causing a project to fail to load, it will be easier than the current process (outlined here: of disabling VST2 and VST3 plugin support. This method would be faster as the user would only need to close and reopen the project.

4 Answers

+4 votes
answered Sep 27, 2016 by mattcaprio (148,150 points)
selected Dec 11, 2016 by ghasenbeck
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answered Oct 21, 2016 by MarkyGoldstein (6,780 points)

I have multiple songs which I can't open sad

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answered Jun 3, 2020 by nofrets (160 points)
Not a solution--though I wish I had one. Just installed a VST that came up fine. Saved the song and with my S1(4.6.x) set to open to last song, now S1 crashes every time.

I REALLY wish I could force S1 to open w/o opening the last song. Maybe I can but I'll have to keep digging. Still, a standard Safe Mode would be ideal here. Sure hope I don't have to do a full reinstall....
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answered Nov 5, 2020 by brconflict (1,810 points)

AT the very least, it would be useful to have a user-readable log as to which plugin Studio One thinks may have caused a crash, nevermind why or how to resolve it. Then allow a way to disable that single plugin from a load.