I am experiencing an issue that causes Cubase to freeze when certain plugins are viewed. Some 3rd party plugins will open GUIs that are a black screen and cause Cubase to freeze until I force quit. Audio playback still works, as does midi input but I cannot interact with the program. This was not an issue at first (I was able to create entire songs without freezes) but as of 3 days ago this bug occurs on every project I’ve opened.
System: Windows 10, Ver. 10.018363, 64-Bit
DAW: Cubase 10.5.30
CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
Here are two plugins that have caused the crash when the GUI was opened:
- Scaler 2 (both .dll and .vst)
- Fabfilter Pro L-2 (both .dll and .vst – this one sometimes crashes but not always)
After searching around, I saw some folks had similar issues and found it was graphics related to their Nvidia cards. I updated my card’s drivers and still had the issue. It doesn’t look like my PC has an integrated card to use instead either so I think that’s off the table too.
If anyone has any potential fixes or things to try I’d greatly appreciate it. These two plugins are a big deal in my current workflow. I’ll update this post with other plugins that trigger the crash as I continue to test.