I think transforming VI tracks to audio is absolutely brilliant feature in Studio One, but after I transformed my orchestra cue into audio the save times increased into something ridiculous. I measured that every save takes around 12 minutes 49 seconds. There must be a lot of data kept when I have the option to return to virtual instruments, but still - I think these kind of downtimes are too much.
My orchestra template has little bit over 110 tracks. I had Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 instances strings and percussion in my main daw, and brass / woodwinds on my slave pc. I have a Studio One project folder on a seperate 3Tb 7200 RPM hard drive. OS and Studio One are installed on a SSD.
Once I started building the template, the save times slowly started to get longer and longer. However when I worked in midi, save times were still quite reasonable, although without backround saving, a bit annoying - around 0:30 - 1 minute.
When I finished the song, I shift-selected all the tracks to transform to audio. I tried what happens if I transform an empty midi track, but Studio One didn't do nothing (meaning not rendering any empty files), so I went ahead and selected all tracks and Studio One only rendered the midi tracks that had data in them. Of course there isn't data on all 110+ tracks, but I would guess I had around 40 tracks of rendered audio by the end of the process.
My settings in the transform instrument track were: all selected except render inserts. I had audio tail of max length 8 sec.
After this process the save times went off the roof. I checked the file sizes today and before the project file was around 163Mb, after transforming project file it is 1.4 Gb. Is this normal?
Currently I don't have any plugins activated and CPU load is really low. Project is running stable but the save times are a big problem. Any ideas what to do here?
Main DAW; i7 990X 6-core 3,46Ghz, 24Gb of DDR3 Ram, RME HDSP 9652, Windows 10, Latest version of Studio One, Vienna Ensemble Pro 6, additional PC slave (i7 6700K 4Ghz, 64 Gb RAM).