NOTE: The following happened back in September 2015. Just thought I’d put it up for comment…
I’ve been using Cubase over the past 3-odd years, starting with Version 7, then upgrading to 7.5 and now to Pro 8.
Since starting to use Pro 8, I’ve installed maintenance updates 8.0.10 and 8.0.20 without any issues.
However, after I installed 8.0.30, I immediately ran into problems.
I’m mixing live band recordings (using imported WAV files), and this is what happened…
- While editing a vocal track (which was solo-ed) it suddenly stopped playing back (the transport was running, but no audio). When I un-solo-ed, all other tracks were playing back, but not the one I was working on. Another vocal track, going through the same Group output, played back fine (at this point, but later, it stopped playback, too).
Thinking that Cubase may have “glitched”, I quit and re-launched it. Everything went back to normal for a short time, but then the same thing happened. I then re-booted my PC (running Windows 7, 64-bit, i7 processor, 16Gb RAM), but the same sequence of events occurred.
Later, when this inexplicable problem happened again, I tried by-passing an “insert” plugin on the vocal Group and audio passed, but stopped again when I re-engaged the plugin. I thought that the plugin may have become corrupted, so I “dismounted” it. As I was doing this I heard a quiet “pop” and the stereo output meters suddenly “maxed out” (though the transport was stopped). Luckily, there was no sound at all (to accompany what appeared to be a super-loud signal on the meters). I tried playing back the project in this state, but no audio (from any tracks) could be heard. I had a single plugin on the Stereo Output (insert), so I tried bypassing that… the meters gradually dropped and I could hear audio. Engaging this plugin max-ed the meters again, but no audio on playback!
After attempting to get my project to “work” several times (without success), I thought that the whole project may have become corrupted, so I started completely from scratch with a new project using the same raw files as before (very frustrating and time consuming!). Over a day and a half of Cubase working fine (using all the same plugins and settings), the problems described above returned!
As you can imagine, this was seriously curtailing my work flow (I’m a Bachelor of Music student, in the final Semester of my course, trying to complete assignments), and, as I had no problems prior to this last maintenance update (even with the same project), I can only assume that the upgrade is causing my headaches.
Anyone experience this (or something similar)? And, how can this be addressed?