Nebula seems to take a while to load initially. Is this because it's looking at the library of programs before it starts (scanning for new programs maybe)?
If so, it might be useful to have a manual scan rather than have it take an age each time it loads.
It seems odd though as I've only got the standard library plus about 10 third party libs.
We already address a solution in version 655 that is under beta test now. Also +3/+30 loading time from 654 is working and no one beta tester report any issue yet. We will release a new tip of the month related with this features due I need a little file tweak before enjoy this N4 feature that all customer are getting for free (Giancarlo is still in SantaGian mode)
Enrique Silveti. Acustica Audio customer and technical support.
not from Nebula , but I can confirm that with the latest 668 (and maybe earlier versions), you have to add a 'FROZENBOOT' tag to the XML file in your VST / plugin directory.
So, add a line like this: <FROZENBOOT> 1 </FROZENBOOT>
somewhere in the middle of that file and you're set. It won't (re)scan during loading. No other parameters to tweak.
If you add new libraries, remember to set FROZENBOOT to 0 and load up nebula so it scans the new stuff. After that you can switch it back to 1 to get the fast loading again.
I've bought Henry's 'all-you-can-eat' pack (basically everything he ever made?) and it's a whopping 25gb of libraries. I put them in a dedicated folder and 'made' a special 'henry nebula' and 'henry nebula reverb' plugin, with frozenboot set to 1. They load up almost instantly, even with a freshly booted computer. Very handy, since I won't be adding new henry-libraries anything soom to that repository :S.
Also, if you set <SCANBOOT> 0 </SCANBOOT> then heavy nebula projects seem to load *much* faster.
There is no way of browsing your library with that set though - it just loads the program that the instance in your project was saved with. But a good tip if you've got a session with shedloads of instances.
SCANBOOT can also be set to 0 or 1 in the Nebula GUI on the MAST page.