From what I’ve read here this has definitely been happening for years for many others. When you load up very large sessions back-to-back (which I need to do for my score work – different scenes, etc.), Cubase will usually crash. By way of comparison this has never happened on any other DAW I’ve used on the same computer, sometimes with the same VST plugins.
- Open up a very large session. I don’t have an exact number, but an example of a session that makes this issue happen is one with 11 channels of audio, 8 groups, 8 Auxes, 205 plugins of various kinds spread over the channels and groups and auxes and the master fader, 1 instance of PLAY fully loaded, 2 instances of Kontakt with multiple various programs loaded up in each, 2 Omnisphere with multiple programs, 3 Retrologue, 2 Icarus, 4 Padshop, with lots of MIDI data and audio throughout the entire project. Plenty of RAM is still available and CPU is at about 65% in this particular case.
- Close session and open up a different large session, or open a different large session without closing the previous.
- Cubase will very often crash.
This usually doesn’t happen on small sessions, even those that use the same plugins and VSTi’s as the bigger sessions. It’s truly a very significant workflow destroyer.
EDIT: As stated below, I know that this happens to others on both Windows and Mac, and that it’s been happening for many versions of Cubase.