Cubase crashes after saving session

Cubase crashes every time I close a project. This is since the 9-5-21 update. I’m on the latest Mac software. I reinstalled the update just to be sure, but it is consistent that when you close a project to go open another project, Cubase crashes to the desktop. All other functions are normal. Any thoughts will be appreciated.

I experience this issue too along with crashes of Komplete Kontrol. Seems like a bug I’d say.

Keep submitting those Apple (or Windows) reports. At some point, word gets back to Steinberg and they will put out a fix, hopefully.



Share the crash report here using dropbox or similar please. Reinstalling Cubase is not the preferred routine for troubleshooting.

I recently installed the latest version of Cubase Pro - 9.5.21 on an iMacPro running OS X High Sierra 10.13.4 - 10 core 3.0 GHz // 128GB RAM // It’s all vanilla, there were no older versions installed. We use Komplete Kontrol software and hardware along with our DAW and are using Antelope Audio’s Zen Studio as our audio interface.

The issue happens when I :

  1. Open Template (empty)
  2. Remove an instance of Omnisphere
  3. Save Session
  4. Cubase crashes in <30 sec and gives me the following crash report -
Process:               Cubase 9.5 [2088]
Path:                  /Applications/Cubase 9.5.app/Contents/MacOS/Cubase 9.5
Identifier:            com.steinberg.cubase9v5
Version:               9.5.21.3 (9.5.21.3)
Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:        ??? [1]
Responsible:           Cubase 9.5 [2088]
User ID:               501

Date/Time:             2018-04-20 14:55:42.358 -0700
OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.13.4 (17E199)
Report Version:        12
Bridge OS Version:     2.3 (15P3169)
Anonymous UUID:        F51F057D-1504-61F4-85B5-4A696D7F8731


Time Awake Since Boot: 3000 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread:        519  Vst Prefetch Thread 15

Exception Type:        EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes:       KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000001c8bd16b0
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Signal:    Segmentation fault: 11
Termination Reason:    Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xb
Terminating Process:   exc handler [0]

VM Regions Near 0x1c8bd16b0:
    MALLOC_LARGE           00000001c7a30000-00000001c8aad000 [ 16.5M] rw-/rwx SM=PRV  
--> 
    MALLOC_LARGE           00000001c9875000-00000001c9ffd000 [ 7712K] rw-/rwx SM=ZER  

Thread 0:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x00007fff5ec0e20a mach_msg_trap + 10
1   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x00007fff5ec0d724 mach_msg + 60
2   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x00007fff5ec0c240 vm_copy + 100
3   com.apple.CoreGraphics        	0x00007fff36c237d9 copy_byte_ptr + 167
4   com.apple.CoreGraphics        	0x00007fff36c2370b CGDataProviderCreateWithCopyOfData + 12
5   com.apple.CoreGraphics        	0x00007fff36f667a6 RIPLayerCreateImage + 1155
6   com.apple.CoreGraphics        	0x00007fff36ccf842 ripc_DrawLayer + 106
7   com.apple.CoreGraphics        	0x00007fff36d2abe2 CGContextDelegateDrawLayer + 44
8   com.apple.CoreGraphics        	0x00007fff36ca8abc CGContextDrawLayerInRect + 78
9   libgraphics2d.dylib           	0x000000010a5aa1b7 0x10a531000 + 496055
10  libgraphics2d.dylib           	0x000000010a5b448e 0x10a531000 + 537742
11  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108beeedb 0x106e3f000 + 31129307
12  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108beebf5 0x106e3f000 + 31128565
13  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108c00eb5 0x106e3f000 + 31202997
14  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108c03a54 0x106e3f000 + 31214164
15  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x000000010887bfe8 0x106e3f000 + 27512808
16  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b764df 0x106e3f000 + 30635231
17  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
18  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
19  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
20  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
21  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
22  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
23  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
24  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
25  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
26  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b2da43 0x106e3f000 + 30337603
27  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
28  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
29  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
30  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
31  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
32  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
33  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x00000001088ea1f2 0x106e3f000 + 27963890
34  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x00000001088e5f0f 0x106e3f000 + 27946767
35  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
36  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x00000001088e9faa 0x106e3f000 + 27963306
37  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
38  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
39  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
40  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
41  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
42  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
43  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
44  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
45  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
46  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
47  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
48  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
49  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
50  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
51  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
52  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
53  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
54  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
55  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
56  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
57  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
58  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b7656f 0x106e3f000 + 30635375
59  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108b76906 0x106e3f000 + 30636294
60  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108ba1942 0x106e3f000 + 30812482
61  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108ba17e5 0x106e3f000 + 30812133
62  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108ba1576 0x106e3f000 + 30811510
63  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108bd01a8 0x106e3f000 + 31003048
64  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff345faf29 _NSViewDrawRect + 83
65  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e9373c -[NSView _drawRect:clip:] + 1819
66  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e92598 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:topView:] + 4844
67  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e91ec5 -[NSView _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:topView:] + 3097
68  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e90ddb -[NSThemeFrame _recursiveDisplayRectIfNeededIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:topView:] + 327
69  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff345fc4e0 -[NSView _oldDisplayRectIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:] + 2051
70  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e8fe5d -[NSView _displayRectIgnoringOpacity:isVisibleRect:rectIsVisibleRectForView:] + 253
71  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e8c0b4 -[NSView displayIfNeeded] + 1581
72  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e8ba52 -[NSWindow displayIfNeeded] + 321
73  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff3462c60d ___NSWindowGetDisplayCycleObserver_block_invoke.5902 + 308
74  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33e8b55e __37+[NSDisplayCycle currentDisplayCycle]_block_invoke + 695
75  com.apple.QuartzCore          	0x00007fff41ae03c3 CA::Transaction::run_commit_handlers(CATransactionPhase) + 49
76  com.apple.QuartzCore          	0x00007fff41adeea5 CA::Transaction::commit() + 171
77  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff34643a72 __65+[CATransaction(NSCATransaction) NS_setFlushesWithDisplayRefresh]_block_invoke + 283
78  com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x00007fff367cf467 __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_AN_OBSERVER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION__ + 23
79  com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x00007fff367cf38f __CFRunLoopDoObservers + 527
80  com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x00007fff367b1908 __CFRunLoopRun + 1240
81  com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x00007fff367b11a3 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 483
82  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x00007fff35a99d96 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 286
83  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x00007fff35a99a0f ReceiveNextEventCommon + 366
84  com.apple.HIToolbox           	0x00007fff35a99884 _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 64
85  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33d4ca73 _DPSNextEvent + 2085
86  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff344e2e34 -[NSApplication(NSEvent) _nextEventMatchingEventMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 3044
87  com.apple.AppKit              	0x00007fff33d41885 -[NSApplication run] + 764
88  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108bbc68e 0x106e3f000 + 30922382
89  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x00000001089e55ad 0x106e3f000 + 28992941
90  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x00000001086feb40 0x106e3f000 + 25951040
91  com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108703c7b 0x106e3f000 + 25971835
92  libdyld.dylib                 	0x00007fff5eac7015 start + 1

Thread 1:: CRASH THREAD
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x00007fff5ec0e25e semaphore_timedwait_trap + 10
1   com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108724642 0x106e3f000 + 26105410
2   com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000108724f5c 0x106e3f000 + 26107740
3   com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x0000000107ba96ce 0x106e3f000 + 14067406
4   com.steinberg.cubase9v5       	0x000000010872424f 0x106e3f000 + 26104399
5   libsystem_pthread.dylib       	0x00007fff5ede2ae0 _pthread_suspended_body + 229

Any help is appreciated! All plug ins are up to date and this install is less than a week old so I am a little concerned as to why this is happening. Awaiting your response, thank you for your time.

Nav

Here’s another user on Mac OS with crashes since 9.5.21, so I merged the topics.

Hi,

The crash file is not complete. I need the source crash file to be able to work with it.

But this crash seems to by in some plug-in. Which one is it you can find in crashed thread 15.

About the same time as the Cubase update, Native Instruments had an update for Komplete Kontrol and Kontakt 5. Might be worth examining those installations as well. I am doing that now.

Having the exact same issue only since updating to 9.5.2.1

Sorry, the crash snippet is incomplete and I can see, where does it really crash. Share the source *.crash file via Dropbox or similar, please.

From the snippet most probably the crash is in the plug-in.

Thank you for the response (apologies for not uploading the full report) - Here is a more recent crash report that was generated when Cubase crashed while trying to print audio. VST’s - Komplete Kontrol, Kontakt and Omnisphere + Audio tracks.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6cnfk9fpn7ijy9/Cubase%20Crash%20When%20Printing%20Report.rtf?dl=0

Awaiting your response.

P.S. We noticed that sessions that had audio recorded or dragged in (without copying to folder) were the ones crashing while trying to bounce. Some sessions that were just VST’s seemed to print with no issues. This may not be pertinent to this crash report but I’m assuming the information will help nevertheless.

Nav

Hi,

This is totally different crash. But I will have a look closely on it too, tomorrow.

Hi @mumoprod,

What exactly do you mean by “print Audio”? Export Audio Mixdown; Or Render in Place or Freeze?

Export audio mix down

Hi @mumoprod,

Could you provide some more crash files, please?