Cubase 12 Pro continually crashing

To start I have never had an issue with cubase before, always rock solid and very reliable until now. Upgraded to Cubase 12 Pro and started working on sessions from 11, at first everything was ok then things started going wrong. List as follows.

Adding new audio tracks - crashed
Adding new instrument tracks - crashed
editing audio and midi parts - crashed
Loading new soft synths, spectronsonics Omnisphere, keyscape, Superior Drummer - crash

Should I just reinstall? or is there something I am missing here.

Mac Pro (Dustbin) OSX Monteray 32gb ram glyph audio drives, Scarlett 18i8 with Octopre dynamic ADAT.


Hi and welcome to the forum,

Could you please attach the *.crash/ips file?

Mac: macOS Console utility > User Reports folder or Crash Reports in macOS 10.15 (or ~user/Library/Logs/Diagnostic Reports).

Following this thread.
Cubase crashes on launch.
Rosetta is enabled
How can I start cubase 12 with all my 3d party plugins? Cubase 12 opens when I deactivate 3d party plugins, but I need to use those plugins.
Macbook pro M1 Max
OS 12.2.1
RME Fireface 400

Translated Report (Full Report Below)

Process: Cubase 12 [2056]
Path: /Applications/Cubase 12
Identifier: com.steinberg.cubase12
Version: (
Code Type: X86-64 (Translated)
Parent Process: launchd [1]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2022-04-03 12:48:38.7015 -0400
OS Version: macOS 12.2.1 (21D62)
Report Version: 12
Anonymous UUID: 38D4DC2A-A268-01CA-CED4-95C82799D0B8

Time Awake Since Boot: 8900 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSImageCacheException’, reason: ‘Cannot lock focus on image <NSImage 0x600003179680 Size={0, 0} RepProvider=(null)>, because it is size zero.’
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException
Cubase 12-2022-04-03-124841.ips (34.5 KB)