Cubase 13 – macOS Sonoma 14.1 compatibility

We are pleased to announce the compatibility of Cubase 13 with macOS Sonoma 14.1. For those who have already updated to macOS Sonoma 14, we highly recommend installing the latest update 14.1.

Please check the compatibility of your other hardware and software products, as they may affect the usability of Cubase 13.

Find out more about the macOS Sonoma product compatibility here:

Please let us know if you encounter any issues.


I’m happy to be able to use Cubase with peace of mind on the latest OS Sonoma.
I’m also glad that you were able to provide us with reassurance so quickly.

We look forward to continued improvements and bug fixes in response to user feedback.

I’m Encountering a major issue that crashes cubase 13 everytime I try to change that channel Eq and equaliser curve from the small window in the channel or mixer section. Attached is crash log file. Issue is not present in Cubase 12 Equaliser curve

In the time I made this post and now cubase has completely bricked and have no option but to use 12 after paying for an upgrade. Awesome. More crash logs :frowning:
Cubase 13-2023-11-10-172727.ips (151.1 KB)
Cubase 13-2023-11-10-172832.ips (153.5 KB)

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Two questions.

When will you release the test/demo version of CB13? I would like to try this myself before upgrading.

Does this mean that you will stop supporting Cubase 12?

That’s very good news! But I have many open projects still in 12 pro and that’s why I didn’t update yet. Can you please inform if the 12 pro is already compatible with Sonoma?
Many thanks!

I’m on a Sonoma with a new Mac Studio Ultra.
I’m not able to save my loaded plugin’s presets via the Cubase Preset save feature, which is something I lean on A LOT. Is this just an issue in Sonoma or have others encountered this on earlier MacOS’s as well under Cubase 13??

It will not allow me to create a preset subfolder either.

Do you think it may be some sort of new security permission issue or something??

Please advise…

Images are below:
No Preset Save 1

This could indeed be a disk permission issue. The presets are saved to YOUR_HOME_FOLDER/Library/Audio/Presets/. Check that you have write access to this and its subfolders.

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I gave Cubase Full Disk Access in the Security panel, but sadly it changed nothing… I still can’t save plugin presets conveniently in my DAW dropdown menu. :frowning:

Can this be registered with Cubase as a MAJOR BUG?

Cubase 13 doesn’t have Full Disk Access here, and saving and loading presets works just fine. I just saved a bunch of them in SoundToys Filterfreak in a project about an hour ago using both Cubase’s preset menu and the internal SoundToys one.

Hi @linenoise , this is the wrong way to fix this on your side. Please revert the Disk Full Access for Cubase, that is not needed and may pose a security risk.
To actually fix this you need to go to that preset folder in the and then select Get Info from the File menu and in there you need to fix the issue by changing the Sharing & Permission settings you find at the bottom of the Info window.
The first entry must be your user name on the Name column and Read & Write in the Privilege column. It may already be the case that this setting is already set, but now comes the important part, click on the Lock icon in the bottom right and enter your credentials and afterwards click on the popup button with the three points in it below the table and choose Apply to enclosed items.... This should fix the issue.

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Howdy. I’m having difficulty getting Cubase 13 Pro up and running. When I launch it, it immediately goes into safe mode. Whether I choose to “deactivate all third party plug-ins” or not, and whether or not I choose to “disable program preferences” or “delete program preferences”, I get the same result:

The program will briefly initialize, then prompt me for an audio driver. I choose the UR28M interface I own. After hitting “OK”, the program immediately gives me a message stating “This application runs natively on Apple silicon and supports native VST 3 plug-ins only. Support for VST 2 plug-ins is available in Rosetta mode.” Then it freezes before I can even hit “OK”. I’ve tried reinstalling - no luck.

Thanks for any help.

@Arne_Scheffler Excellent! That fixed it. Thanks so much!


At first I thought my tracks were empty but after fudging around, I found I had gotten zoomed out to the asteroid belt.