This has happened to me several times now on different projects, and it’s become kind of scary.
I’ll be editing along in the Key Editor, penciling in notes and such, usually with a mix of Instrument and MIDI tracks going on. All seems well, until at some point I’ll close the editor, sometimes change the solo/mute status of a few tracks, then try to play the project again. Silence. The meters for the tracks bounce, just no sound at all emerges. If I save the project, even close Cubase, after re-loading the project there’s still no sound at all. In the mixer the stereo out shows no meter movement at all, though the individual tracks’ meters move fine. Clicking the virtual keyboard in a VST or in the Key Editor, again the meters bounce but no sound.
The only way I’ve found to cure this is to go to the most recent .bak file and start over from there. The sound returns and everything seems normal again–until the next time it happens. I’ve taken to having to save the project using different names so when the sound dies again I don’t lose as much work.
Has anyone seen this happen? Is there a way to prevent it, or to recover the lost sound when it does?
Thanks in advance.