CuBase 7.0.3 crash - Superior Drummer 2 and Melodyne

I have been working on a project, saving new versions from time to time. Cubase will no longer load any version of this project including the old ones that used to open OK.

I can successfully load Cubase and it gives me the standard option. Loading up the old files results in the ‘Loading Channels’ message which goes through a few channels, ending on ‘Out’ and then Windows 7 tells me that the program has stopped.

I can recreate the problem by creating a new, empty project and trying to load Superior Drummer (SD).

Note that SD has been working in this project and others up until this problem started a few days ago.

The project also includes Melodyne and it was after starting to use Melodyne that the problem occurred, but this may be coincidence.

I have uninstalled Melodyne and reinstalled it. I have repaired SD. The problem was resolve yesterday so I worked some more on the project but today the error is back. I raised a support call with Steinberg on 28/4 and Toontrack but have not received a reply yet.

The crash diagnostic suggests the failure is in superiod.dll:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX64
Application Name: Cubase7.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 51430c67
Fault Module Name: Superior Drummer.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 50afe4e7
Exception Offset: 000000000014157c
Exception Code: c0000409
Exception Data: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 289e
Additional Information 2: 289e23b6fcfaca8766acd52402bf7901
Additional Information 3: 1d06
Additional Information 4: 1d06a525e0e23b3e9167da76e5e3bb2e

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Anyone any idea?

How long does it typically take Steinberg to reply to an incident?



Sorry, forgot to include system info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-PC
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3200 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 3305, 25/12/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “6.1.7601.17514”
User Name User-PC\User
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 31.9 GB
Available Physical Memory 28.6 GB
Total Virtual Memory 63.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 60.5 GB
Page File Space 31.9 GB
Page File D:\pagefile.sys

Cubase 7.0.3
SD 2.3.1