Something I have submitted a ticket for, called phone support for, but I cannot get the problem fixed.
Cubase 9.5.2 Won’t offline export my audio mix-down, or even freeze instrument tracks. It just freezes/hangs, and requires me to completely reboot my computer because it completely locks up.
I tried various things, like updating Cubase to 9.5.2, disabling all plugins and VST instruments that where not to be frozen. Even only with the 1 enabled VSTi (Doesn’t matter which VSTi) and all VST plugins bypassed (turned off) it won’t even freeze that one particular VSTi track. I tried various methods like update display enabled, various power schemes (high performance, Cubase power theme).
I ran across my BIOS, to disable any hardware power saving features, Hyperthreading, speedstep tech, etc.
I also tried calling phone support, got a friendly guy on the phone who told me to install the update (which I now also did), didn’t solve the problem.
When I freeze a track, it might get to 28% at one time, and at another time at 68% it just stops. I tried waiting for another half hour after my computer freezes up, to see if it was doing something and that the GUI had just frozen, but that is not the case.
My computer seems barely bothered by the export process which I find weird especially at higher sample rates, and it isn’t throttling at all like it usually would under heavy processor loads like exporting a mix-down, at time when I am able to open up the task manager (which is mostly impossible) whilst it crashes it shows my processors idling at 27%, whilst no mix is being exported and Cubase is busy crashing or hanging up on me. It just seems unable to export.
Cubase used to be able to take any 44.1Khz project (compiled solely of midi VSTi instruments) and scale if effortlessly to 96Khz during offline audio mix-down to WAV, didn’t matter how powerful your machine was, and it might have taken up to a couple of hours exporting a big and long project at high sample rates. But it was able to do it, very stable and steady, with updated displays, and proper progress bar % indication, without the GUI freezing up on you.
I still haven’t found a solution. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I I use a HP XW6600 Workstation
- Intel Xeon CPU E5440 @2.83Ghz 2.83Ghz (2 quad Processors, with 8 cores total)
- 4Gb Ram
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
- Samsung EVO 120GB Operating System and Programs Disk
- Samsung EVO 1TB Music production / Sample disk
Windows Version: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Amount of RAM in GB: 4
Audio Hardware and Driver Version: M-Audio Delta 1010 - Driver Version 6.0.8
Heres a simple overview of whats going wrong (even at the most basic level of trying to freeze an instrument whilst everything else is disabled).
It’s the same story for when I try to freeze a complete channel with all inserts (having other VST’s enabled too as they affect the side-chain of the to be frozen channel).
And it’s the same story for exporting an entire offline audio mix-down.
Please have a look at the attachments and their file naming to see whats happening. I cannot open my task-manager either to see what’s going on. I now have to reboot my system again.
This has been going on for days now, and it’s very frustrating to say the least.