This is an issue I have had for a long time. Cubase sometimes crashes when opening/closing certain projects…but not always. For example, I open a template, work perfectly fine for a day, save, come back the next day and it crashes when trying to open the project. Now, the thing is…it doesn’t always crash, so after a few try’s normally I can open the project. Some files crash 9/10 times, some files never crash, while on the same template. Sometimes renaming the file works and I can open it again.
Things I tried:
- Updated from 8.5 to Cubase 9 + trashed prefs
- Updated all drivers (RME audio interface, Play, Kontakt, every Play Instrument)
- Reinstalled Zebra
- Reinstalled & updated QLSpaces
- Updated Video Card Drivers
- Updated Quicktime
(basically updated every driver/plugin that could be updated).
Checked that there are no 32 bit plugins causing havoc, have deleted or hidden them from any Cubase folders.
I have also tried to remove certain elements from the project, one for one. Nothing made any difference until I removed all Hollywood String tracks. That seemed to make a difference since the project saved without HS opened ten times in a row and the project with HS opening 1 times out of 10.
A full HS template opens perfectly fine though, and other projects with lots of HS also load & work great.
It’s feel like a random issue, but it seems project related. So I’m aware of some project files that crash more often than others, who never crash.
I am on a disabled tracks template, so no VEP. Build a new one from scratch in C9.
Opened a support ticket a few weeks ago, but haven’t heard back. I also sent the crashfiles to support.