C12 Pro Trial Version - Audio Input Channels


I have downloaded Cubase 12.0.10 Pro Trial Version.
I’m running Monterey 12.3.1 on MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2015.

Cubase is not receiving audio from any of my audio interfaces. Both interfaces (RME Fireface UFX+ and Fractal Audio Systems FM3) are running with the last firmware.

If I open a project with Cubase Pro 10.0.60, audio routing works fine, and C10 receives audio in the input channels, so I can record a guitar or vocals, etc.
If I open the same project with C12 Pro Trial, input channels don’t receive audio signal from any device.

I have been checking again and again the configuration of connections and preferences and also the mixconsole, but I cannot record nothing on C12 Pro Trial.

I have started also new projects with C12, using the factory templates, but the result is the same.

I have started empty projects from zero, and the result is the same.

Maybe I am missing something, but maybe it’s a bug.

Please, let me know if there is any configuration that I should be aware, or if it’s a bug of the trial version…


Just want to add that I am a long time user of Cubase.
Waiting for your feedback…


Maybe you need to allow Cubase 12 to use the microphone.


Make sure, the correct ASIO driver is selected in the Studio > Studio Setup > Audio System.

Make sure Cubase has enabled Mic in the System Preferences, please.
Open macOS System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Microphone. Enable Cubase here.

It was the Mic configuration in Preferences!! Thanks for your help guys!! :slightly_smiling_face:

Just let me tell what it happened:
After installing the trial version, I launched C12 for the first time.
During opening process, a pop-up window asked me to allow Cubase to use the Mic. I clicked “Yes”.
The opening process continued, but finally Cubase didn’t started. It was freezed/crashed with the init window:

If Cubase crashes at the first launching, it would be good that Cubase check the mic configuration at the second launching, and pop-up an alert if mic is not enabled in preferences.

Thanks again !!