Cubase 12.0.70 crashes on "Show Plug-ins That Support 64-bit Processing"

This continues to be a bug from versions 9.5.x through 10.0.5.

First reported here: Cubase 9.5.30 crashes on "Show Plug-ins That Support 64-bit Processing" - Cubase - Steinberg Forums

  1. Have iZotope products installed.
  2. In VST Plug-in Manager, click the filter dropdown triangle and select “Show Plug-ins That Support 64-bit Processing.”
  3. Cubase will start scanning plugins for 64-bit processing compatibility.
  4. When scanning iZotope products, Cubase will report a “serious error” and crash.

Today, Cubase 10 was crashing on scanning iZotope Neutron 2.

I recognize that the usual response is “notify iZotope / the plugin developer.” However, Cubase should be stable and not crash during a plugin scanning process. This is a request that the developers introduce an error handling routine that prevents Cubase from crashing during this scan, regardless of issues with particular plugins.

I’m getting this issue now while I am trying to get C10 setup after install. I am also experiencing the issue with constant crashing when adding vst3 plugins (eg SSL native)

This issue continues unresolved in Cubase 12.0.70 when scanning a variety of 3rd-party plugins for 64-bit processing.

I have never personally observed a successful completion of the “Show Plug-ins That Support 64-bit Processing” scan. As far back as the feature was included in Cubase, it always causes Cubase to crash when scanning some 3rd-party plugins.

Cubase should be resilient enough to handle plugin errors during this scan and prevent itself from crashing.