This is not a memory leak, at least not in the case of my freezing, or not according to my system’s ability to log and/or monitor current resources. I have 32GB memory, I do use an nvidia 1080ti GPU, and none of the 5-6 crashes Ive seen in cubase 10.5 pro (win) in the last week or so have had anything to do with memory usage.
30 year network/systems admin here. I build render farms for professional artists, I build custom gaming and multimedia rigs, I support live and streaming productions and shows at professional S&E venues, and I support problems like these.
There are 2 MAJOR issues with Cubase 10.5 right now, at least, and they seem platform-independent.
You can verify this yourself by scanning over many of the threads on these forums, searching around online, or by reproducing these issues yourself on your same hardware.
I see the SAME crashing on Mac, I see the SAME crashing on Windows 10, I see the SAME CPU spikes and audio dropouts on Mac or Win, and I see NO actual solution to any of this other than “just wait for a patch.” I have an ongoing support ticket with Cubase/Yamaha and they are… giving me very little real info, dragging out my case for weeks, and asking me to continue helping them troubleshoot. I would never have bought this pro license recently if I had seen this… but I did not read these forums before making my purchase.
This needs to be addressed with a quickness. The issue seems to have been introduced in 10.5.12, or at least that is what the data seems to suggest. If I have to wait until Cubase 11, or 2021, etc, just to get a stable, FUNCTIONAL DAW, after the DECADES Ive spent evangelizing, training others on cubase, and working with it myself, I may… take ableton a little more seriously, as annoying as that sounds.