Ok, I don’t know if there has been a fix for this as of yet, but I’ve searched online about this issue, and I’ve spoken to Steinberg a while back about this issue.
My sequencer started to freeze on me when I started to sequence midi parts for a film trailer I’m scoring to. Now, I am running more midi tracks, and midi channels than I normally would for smaller projects, but I’m running a PC with more than good enough specs for film scoring.
My specs: Cubase 5.5.3-64bit, Win Vista-64bit, 8gig ram, Intel Core Quad 2.83ghz, Tascam 1800 audio i/o, separate 7200rpm 8mb cache hd(s) for audio, samples, and OS.
I use my Korg TR61 synth as my midi control via USB Midi to my PC DAW. It only seemed to freeze on me whenever I would repeat a fast sequence of notes, like an ostinato you would normally hear in hollywood string parts.
Cubase will either: freeze and keep playing the last 2 notes I was playing in a loop, with everything being unresponsive, until I got to Task Manager and “End Process” Cubase; or it will freeze for about 5 seconds playing the last 2 notes and then wake up like nothing happened.
I had a similar issue with this before a while back, but thought this may have been addressed by Steinberg. And the problem is, it’s not something you can just “immediately” replicate as an example on the spot. Who knows when it will happen. Anyone with an answer would be very appreciative.