Crash on Startup Cubase Pro 8.03 / 8.5 OSX 10.11.3

Hi all,

I upgraded my Cubase Pro to 8.5 after a late upgrade to El Capitan. Using a 2010 Mac Pro, Cubase Pro 8.5 will crash at some point during or after the initial VST Plug-In Scan. When I remove all VSTs from the Plug-In folder, Cubase will still crash when scanning internal VST components. Tried removing VST Connect SE and Pro bundles from the app package and preference folders, removed HAL folders, tried trashing prefs, got no folder tool x installed, tried reinstalling Cubase and all the safe start options. repaired permissions with onyx and cleanmymac. I even removed my soft e-licenser, reinstalled ecc and unplugged ilok and other USB devices.

Cubase 8.5 work also did not work right after a fresh reinstall with nothing but the RME drivers installed. I did roll back my system with Time Machine since I figured that whatever causes the problem wasn’t related to my old installation but rather to a hardware incompatibility of some sort… right?

I do have a PCI-Express SSD drive for WIndows use which is not supported under OS X that I could try removing if it’s a possible culprit. I also have an aftermarket NVIDIA Gforce 770 GTX installed, crash occurs with both Nvidia and Apple drivers.

Cubase 8.5 will open fine on my Bootcamp partition and it’s definitely not a memory issue.

Crash report below, edited to fit the character limits :slight_smile:

Thanks for any help.

Process: Cubase 8.5 [1338]
Path: /Applications/Cubase 8.5.app/Contents/MacOS/Cubase 8.5
Identifier: com.steinberg.cubase8v5
Version: 8.5.0.69 (8.5.0.69)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? [1]
Responsible: Cubase 8.5 [1338]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2016-01-24 17:25:08.001 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11.3 (15D21)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID:


Time Awake Since Boot: 4000 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000121ef0e40
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

VM Regions Near 0x121ef0e40:
Process Corpse Info 0000000121b80000-0000000121d80000 [ 2048K] rw-/rwx SM=COW
–>
JS JIT generated code 0000504f3de00000-0000504f3de01000 [ 4K] —/rwx SM=NUL

Application Specific Information:
/Applications/Cubase 8.5.app/Contents/VSTPlugIns/Modulation/chopper.vst/Contents/MacOS/chopper

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff8e80fa9e search_method_list(method_list_t const*, objc_selector*) + 0
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff8e80fa7f getMethodNoSuper_nolock(objc_class*, objc_selector*) + 85
2 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff8e810d76 lookUpImpOrForward + 413
3 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff8e80a591 objc_msgSend + 209
4 com.apple.Foundation 0x00007fff864f9f99 bytesInEncoding + 334
5 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff83b3a889 -[__NSCFString UTF8String] + 137
6 com.steinberg.Chopper 0x00000001153b55b8 0x1153b4000 + 5560
7 com.steinberg.Chopper 0x00000001153b569a 0x1153b4000 + 5786
8 com.steinberg.Chopper 0x00000001153b5f3c 0x1153b4000 + 7996
9 dyld 0x00007fff6d1a1f8b ImageLoaderMachO::doModInitFunctions(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 265
10 dyld 0x00007fff6d1a2104 ImageLoaderMachO::doInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 40
11 dyld 0x00007fff6d19e73d ImageLoader::recursiveInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&, ImageLoader::UninitedUpwards&) + 305
12 dyld 0x00007fff6d19e5c3 ImageLoader::processInitializers(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&, ImageLoader::UninitedUpwards&) + 127
13 dyld 0x00007fff6d19e833 ImageLoader::runInitializers(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 75
14 dyld 0x00007fff6d193eb0 dyld::runInitializers(ImageLoader*) + 89
15 dyld 0x00007fff6d19b188 dlopen + 555
16 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff8524d79c dlopen + 59
17 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff83b98119 _CFBundleDlfcnLoadBundle + 153
18 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff83b978e8 _CFBundleLoadExecutableAndReturnError + 520
19 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011753171a 0x117508000 + 169754
20 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x00000001175315b5 0x117508000 + 169397
21 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x0000000117514cd4 0x117508000 + 52436
22 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011753b4e2 0x117508000 + 210146
23 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x0000000117515029 0x117508000 + 53289
24 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011750e8bb 0x117508000 + 26811
25 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x0000000117517435 0x117508000 + 62517
26 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x0000000117516b2b 0x117508000 + 60203
27 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011751ac7c 0x117508000 + 76924
28 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011751a0a2 0x117508000 + 73890
29 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011751a136 0x117508000 + 74038
30 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011751986d 0x117508000 + 71789
31 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x000000011751929a 0x117508000 + 70298
32 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x000000010880bd51 0x107031000 + 25013585
33 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x000000010880bf7d 0x107031000 + 25014141
34 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x0000000107f3ea1a 0x107031000 + 15784474
35 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x0000000108795ccc 0x107031000 + 24530124
36 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x000000010893ff56 0x107031000 + 26275670
37 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x000000010894006e 0x107031000 + 26275950
38 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x000000010879640c 0x107031000 + 24531980
39 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x000000010879ba7b 0x107031000 + 24554107
40 com.steinberg.cubase8v5 0x0000000107032674 0x107031000 + 5748

Thread 1:
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff91dc06de __workq_kernreturn + 10
1 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff8515d729 _pthread_wqthread + 1283
2 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff8515b365 start_wqthread + 13

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
rax: 0x0000000000000000 rbx: 0x00007f8fb248e168 rcx: 0x0000000000000015 rdx: 0x0000000000000000
rdi: 0x0000000121ef0e40 rsi: 0x00007fff83f62b81 rbp: 0x00007fff58bc4260 rsp: 0x00007fff58bc4238
r8: 0x00007fff742bdf90 r9: 0x0000000000000018 r10: 0x00007fff8e832450 r11: 0x00007fff739cfad8
r12: 0x00007fff83f62b81 r13: 0x00007fff739cfad8 r14: 0x00007fff83f62b81 r15: 0x00007f8fb248e210
rip: 0x00007fff8e80fa9e rfl: 0x0000000000010283 cr2: 0x0000000121ef0e40

Logical CPU: 2
Error Code: 0x00000004
Trap Number: 14


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Hi,

Are all internal plug-ins up-to-date, please?

Have you tried this
https://www.steinberg.net/nc/en/support/knowledgebase_new/show_details/kb_show/safe-start-mode-resetting-the-cubase-preferences.html

Hi Martin,

yes - both the VSTs in the /Steinberg/Components app support folder and the ones wrapped inside the .pkg - also tried removing them.

Telogic - yep, tried it. when I reset the prefs (or manually delete the folder) it just starts scanning the VSTs from scratch.

Sometimes Cubase actually seems to finish scanning and move on to the next thing on its startup agenda. At this point Cubase will lock up at the splash screen - without crashing (not using significant CPU). Had to force quit out of that - on the next startup it then goes back to crashing earler. if it happens again I’ll post that specific crash report.

literally spent three or four afternoons trying to figure this one out, rolling back is not an option since I actually review software and need to make sure it works on current systems (oh, the irony!).

Same problem here.