If I have the scanboot set to 0 as was recommended, the menu is empty. I just reset it to 1 (frozenboot to 1) and it now loads quickly. Still not as fast as the many instances I have created using Nebula Setups, they load in less than a second. I even have them set up to load with a default preset (brilliant app, I tell ya!!)
There are definite times that I must go to full library access with Nebula Though I have many 'custom' Nebs for my go too's ... I also have many presets that I need to re-listen with [the many hidden gems] Often times they will then get a 'custom' setup of their own.
As an aside ... I've had it happen often that a new purchase just didn't seem to work for a particular project, or I just bought it to support the Dev's [knowing that it was a classic piece made it a no brainer].
But as I've dug through the preset archives, I find a match that just fits for a specific project.
Even though I have a stock collection of 'first call' libraries ... the time comes to explore new/different sonic textures/character. It is also a time to study/learn a different tool. Even if I don't end up using it, I try to let a mental snapshot set in. This helps me in my planning strategy phase when a new project arrives.
Zab's 'Nebula Setups' is indeed THE most important utility for anyone working seriously with Nebula. As the libraries grow, it becomes even MORE essential.
This could be a whole separate topic thread ... that is, HOW/WHAT to 'you' build your custom library with?
I started with separate setups for just an EQ, or the console, or dynamics. I ended up putting ALL 'tape' presets into one setup.
I've been considering doing a 'theme' type setup ... like placing AlexB's N*VE collection [console, eq, dynamics] all in a single Setup. Just weighting the pros/cons. I do like to mix things up [because we can], but I also respect the traditional mode of matching units, like a full bore A*I or S*L collection.
Even though I mainly do mastering ... I get so many projects that a pure 'digital' recording ... for certain styles, this is absolutely fine ... but there are plenty that just come to life and dimension when given doses of console, preamps, tape, what have you ... before I even get to shaping or correction.
Anyway ... back to topic ... I need to try these optional settings .... particularly if I'm going to have a static database for a time.
After reading this thread, I'm still not certain exactly what settings to change ... so, for the 'slow learner' in the class:
If we want to put NebulaReverb into the fastest to INIT with the full library ... what settings should be added and changed?
THEN ... when we DO need to refresh [due to a new library installed], what settings need to revert.