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The Nebula tip of the month (#45 - March 2014)

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The Nebula tip of the month (#45 - March 2014)

Postby enriquesilveti » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:31 pm

How to rebuild and freeze Nebula database

Tip applicable to:
Product(s): Nebula3 FREE, Nebula2, Nebula3, Nebula3 Pro, Nebula3 Server.
OS(s): Windows, OSX.
Plug-in format(s): VST, AU.
Plug-in architecture (s): 32 bits, 64 bits.


1. Check that you don't have two plug-in support installation folders or VST plug-in folder.
2. Move all your .N2P and .N2V files from Programs and Vectors folders to a backup folder, less INIT files. INIT files are you personal key.
3. Go plug-in support installation folder* > Temp folder and delete all .XML files that are inside.
4. Go plug-in support installation folder* > Setups folder and delete ~scanboot.xml file.
5. Run Nebula and go MAST and setup SCAN BOOT parameter in 1 (1 means YES). Click on SAVE.
6. Close Nebula and your audio host.
7. Move back all your .N2P and .N2V files from backup folder to Programs and Vectors folders.
8. Run again Nebula. Nebula browser will rebuild temp and scanboot files.
9. Go MAST and setup LOADER PR in 3. Click on SAVE.
10. Close Nebula and your audio host.
11. Browse your VST plug-in folder**. Go to Acustica folder.
12. Open your MAST page files .XML(s)*** files in a text edit app and add a new tag called Frozen Boot Scan
<FROZENBOOT> 1 </FROZENBOOT>
Save your .XML(s) files.
13. Run your audio host and Nebula. Now Nebula will boot without scan libraries.

* PC path
Extra plug-in support installation folder: C:\NebulaTempRepository (not fixed)
** Mac path
Extra plug-in support installation folder: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Presets/AcusticaAudio/Nebula3/ (fixed)

** PC path
VST plug-in folder: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugins or Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VstPlugins (not fixed)
* Mac path
VST plug-in folder: OSX HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Acustica (fixed)

*** MAST page files .XML(s) are the Master file(s) that are in the same folder with your .VST/.DLL plugin file.

NOTE: after install a new library or single emulation preset your should change value of Frozen Boot Scan tag to 0 in order to make Nebula able to add your new library or emulation preset(s) into Nebula database.
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