Cubase 8.0.35 still unexpectedly quits

New version still unexpectedly quits when the app loses focus between opening projects.


Do you have clear repro? Could you specify your system, please?


Sure, it’s a:

Mac Mini (late 2014)
2.6 Ghz Intel I5
16gb RAM

OSX El Capitan 10.11.2
Cubase Artist 8.0.35

It unexpectedly quits when I switch to the Numbers spreadsheet I’m tracking my projects on, switch back to Cubase, and open a new project. I’ve just ran the LCC and it’s updated a few things, so that might have solved it, I’ll see.


is it always reproducible?

It’s been fairly consistent - normally on the second or third project I work on. There are a couple of not officially supported NI plugs (Battery 3 and Kontakt Player 2) that I need to remove and then run through a few cycles of working on different projects to see if that sorts it, it might take me a couple of days to properly test it.

I have just updated my Cubase to 8.0.35
I have never been able to get past the splash screen since downloading the original version, it as it always crashes on launch
Always assumed it was Mac 10.11 incompatible, but this latest update doesn’t fix it…help

Process: Cubase LE AI Elements 8 [1393]
Path: /Applications/Cubase LE AI Elements LE AI Elements 8
Identifier: com.steinberg.cubasesoft8
Version: (
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? [1]
Responsible: Cubase LE AI Elements 8 [1393]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2015-12-24 11:20:28.427 +0000
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11.2 (15C50)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: E19ED1E3-7F66-A01F-04BF-1F072DA067F5

Time Awake Since Boot: 4200 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000125daca38

VM Regions Near 0x125daca38:
Process Corpse Info 0000000123f3f000-000000012413f000 [ 2048K] rw-/rwx SM=COW
MALLOC_LARGE_REUSABLE 000000012649e000-00000001267f7000 [ 3428K] rw-/rwx SM=PRV

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff89686c9f search_method_list(method_list_t const*, objc_selector*) + 4
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff89686c7c getMethodNoSuper_nolock(objc_class*, objc_selector*) + 85
2 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff89687d78 lookUpImpOrForward + 291
3 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff89682591 objc_msgSend + 209
4 0x00007fff9a06b690 -[NSWindow isKeyWindow] + 152
5 0x00007fff9a0d633b -[NSView _displayRectIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:] + 2781
6 0x00007fff9a090971 -[NSView displayIfNeeded] + 1950


I’m sorry, this part of the crash log doesn’t help. There is not even Cubase or any plug-in displayed.

Please, make sure, your plug-is are up-to-date.

Thanks Martin,

I have now tracked down the problem to a dodgy plugin, once deleted all is running fine now.


Hi Colin,

Good to know, Thank you for the information. It would be great to contact the plug-in developer and inform him, if possible.

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you - after updating to the latest version of Waves, updating the LCC and removing some VST2 plugs improved things marginally - I’ve now bought a copy of Office 365 and tracking the projects in that instead of Numbers which seems to have improved things considerably, it still crashes occasionally but so far, touch wood, it’s a lot more stable, it’s odd that it seems like Apple’s spreadsheet app was the main problem, which was kind of what I suspected.