Cantabile now includes some considerable improvements to the speed of the plugin scanner .

Depending on what’s in your library of plugins you can typically expect about a 30% improvement but in some cases I’ve seen it run more than twice as fast.

What’s Changed?

For the technically curious, this is what’s been changed:

  1. When scanning shell plugins (ie: Waves), the plugin library is kept loaded across all the shell’s sub-plugins. This saves unloading and reloading the library for each plugin.
  2. Less initialization code. — the scanner no longer calls effOpen as part of the scan.

Let me know — I’d be curious to hear what results others get from these improvements and whether there’s any change in the stability of the plugin scanner.

Available now in build 3213 and later.