Frequently, when working on a project, one of my instrument tracks will just stop playing audio. It’s been doing this since version 7, I think. But it seems to be much worse in version 9.5. This is one of the reasons I would never use Cubase professionally, though I still prefer it for composing and arranging at home.
Can you imagine getting a call from the producer, days later, when he suddenly realizes something’s missing. Some obscure part like a tambourine in the chorus. It’s easy not to notice something missing.
I know that people have reported this issue for years. I’ve just kind of been tolerating it. The fix is easy enough: Save track preset, create new track from that preset, drag midi part to new track, match levels and sends, voila. For years.
What isn’t easy though is having a project with 200 tracks and having to constantly worry that one of them hasn’t suddenly gone silent.
So with Cubase 10 approaching, I’m starting to think this may be the time to draw the line. Either fix this issue, or I become a Reaper user which, I might add, is becoming increasingly appealing.