I own a Mac Pro (Late 2013) and run Cubase pro 8.0.40 in 64 bit. I’m having a major issue exporting audio mixdown. My project just wont export. The software is by no means perfect but this was not happening!!! This issue started after I installed a trial version of Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 but something must’ve gone wrong during the installation because it wasn’t working properly. So I reinstalled VEPro 6 and boom it works but when I tried exporting an MP3 version of my project the estimated time remaining went from 30 minutes to 5 hours to I will never export. My computer was lagging to the point that it looked like it was frozen while it was trying to export. This particular project is 4 minutes long and my VST’s where taking 10gb of RAM.
Things that I’ve tried (these where done in this order):
----- Exporting in different audio formats
----- Exporting different projects
----- Exporting a selected track
----- Talking to Steinberg Support
----- Reinstalling Cubase pro 8
----- Erasing my computer main SSD hard drive and reinstalling everything
----- Recorded 10 seconds of me playing on a new project and that was able to export
Things that occur while it was trying to export:
-----It took minutes for the cursor to respond (move and click)
-----Hitting “Cancel” didn’t work either until maybe a couple of minutes and thats if I’m lucky now it just wont even cancel.
-----When I open the Force Quit window it didn’t show Cubase as “not responding” so the software is working but on what?
----- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
----- OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan
----- 32 GB of RAM
----- 250 GB SSD as main hardrive
----- 2 external SSD’s for Samples connected via Thunderbolt
----- Cubase Pro 8.0.40 64 bit
----- duet 2 by Apogge interface
Im still learning Cubase so there might be some setting that I may have had wrong. Other than crashes and the CPU peak witch I believe they are normal if you don’t have the appropriate hardware to handle the load. At the same time I don’t think that this things should be happening with my current system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.