So after months of super solid work on my 13" fully spec’ed out M1 Macbook 11.0.10 (Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91)) with a plethora of third party plugins, from Acustica Audio to Waves and Plugin Alliance…not a single crash, switching between big 200+ Track Projects day in and out, all plugins up to date …i thought i could just update cubase to 11.0.20 without any problems and i was wrong.
I have to admit, having a super reliable Cubase Maschine almost felt boring in a sense. I bragged to my colleagues about Cubase being super stable after almost a year of 10.5.x literally making me lose my mind. Losing money on big projects, because i wasn’t able to deliver. So i went the safe option, never updated after 11.0.10 and i was super happy.
And now i got reminded of how it feels like when projects don’t load anymore. Cubase crashes with vastly different Crash Report Logs. I tried to load 5 Songs I’m currently working on for an EP and all 5 Songs that loaded PERFECTLY on 11.0.10, multiple times do not load anymore and System Activity on MacOS shows Cubase (doesn’t respond) with almost 60gb’s of usage, after trying to open any project.
I could post about how frustrated i am that I’m having problems and seek for help to get 11.0.20 to run fine just like i did 11.0.10 and by doing that i put myself in the position of being bombarded with messages like “did you update your plugins?”, “are you sure you are not using any cracks?”, “have you tried updating your OS”, “do you use a Firewall”, “have you tried restarting your mac?”…and i don’t mind people trying to help, BUT:
there is only one professional solution for a situation like that: restoring my 11.0.10 with yesterday’s Time Machine Backup and get back to work.
I’m not sure if i need any Bugfixes or features in the *.20 update, but i surely don’t need to find the answer for the occurring question why the same exact projects just don’t load with a newer version anymore.
Feel free to share your experiences. I feel quite confident with my current installation of 11.0.10 and that was taken away with just a click and i hate that!