I'm on macOS 10.12.6 Sierra and Cubase 9.0.40.
Cubase freezes when I arm then unarm Instrument tracks with 2 or more FX sends.
This also occurs with MIDI tracks linked to Instrument tracks with 2 or more FX sends.
I usually wind up force-quitting and loading Cubase again and till now worked around it by only having one FX send until I reach the mix stage. Current project won't allow that.
Didn't use to happen with El Capitan. I upgraded for the sake of Kontakt 6 and miss rock solid performance.
A. Upgrade Cubase to 9.5
B. Upgrade macOS to High Sierra
C. Forget it and get a new computer (I will miss the SD card reader and dongleless USB)
D. Try some other fix I haven't tried (look at my crash reproduction conditions)
I'm concerned about performance issues upon upgrading. I update all my other software regularly but am extra conservative with DAWs.
Any insight or potential fix would be appreciated. I've looked up the forums but wasn't able to find a similar issue.
Crash reproduction conditions, system info below. Crash report attached.
I reproduced the freeze:
- *in Safe mode
*With empty VST and VST3 folders
*In a fresh project with nothing but one Groove Agent track bussed to Roomworks and Reverence
*Any other loaded instrument - doesn't have to be Groove Agent
*Any other FX - doesn't have to be Roomworks and Reverence
*Even when there is no audio passing through the main output
*With Built-In Audio
*With a Focusrite Clarett 8Pre and Sound Devices MixPre 6
*With 256 and 2048 buffer sizes, haven't tried the others
*With all MIDI controllers unplugged
*Even after e-Licenser maintenance
MacBook Pro Retina 15 Mid-2014
Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz (4 Cores)
16 Gb RAM 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
500 Gb Apple SSD; Ext. 1TB Samsung SSD
Crash report attached.