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. Without saving the instrument track state, save takes around 30 seconds. When removing all the virtual instrument insances, the save takes under a second.
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.
The long save times are definitely related to the "preserve instrument track state". The way Studio One keeps resaving the VI data is just unefficient and unusable in a bigger projects like mine. Unless other fix is given, this is a feature that I can't use in the meanwhile. :hunf:
I tried to untick the setting today when transforming and disabled and removed all the VI instances. The save time was under a second!
What about the project size? With instrument track state preserved 1400 Mb. No VI states preserved, pure audio files 2,5 Mb.
So Presonus should:
1) Optimize the file size with VI track states.
2) Remove the need to save the VI data every single time. This is not needed to do over and over again if there are no changes made to midi data. Only if there are midi edits made, then S1 should include those changes to the save.
3) Make the background saving happen