Cubase keeps crashing during playback


My Cubase keeps crashing during playback (shuts down no Error code or anything) when I:
a) import a file
b) duplicate a track

I tried to isolate which plugins maybe is the problem but couldn’t really figure it out and I don’t think that this is the problem since it also happens when I bypass all insert effects. This project is quiet big and when I create a new one and import, copy etc. like crazy Cubase stays up, but with this project I can hardly do two edits before it crashes again. I have to work with big projects professionally and can’t spare the time to reload the project every other minute.

My setup:
Windows 10 - Intel Core i7 8700 (3.20 GHz)
64 Bit
16 GB Ram
Cubase 10.0.50 Build 301

Project 48000 kHz
32bit float

Used plugins:
Fab Filter 3.0
Waves VEQ 4
Waves LL3 Multiband
Waves H-Comp
Waves Z-noise
and built in Plugins like Studio EQ etc. by Cubase

I use Voicemeeter but I made sure that all Virtual Asios match the projects samplerate etc. and I switched to the generic low latency driver as well and when I start duplicating more tracks during playback, it happens again. Funny thing is that I can work just fine on my far inferior Laptop Win 8.1, 8 GB Ram etc.) with the same project AND Voicemeeter, so basically the same but far weaker setup.

Attached you can find the last three crash files (only from today, I think from this project but also from another one that keeps crashing)

I hope someone can help me out here.
Cubase 64bit 2020.6.20 (694 KB)
Cubase 64bit 2020.6.20 (685 KB)
Cubase 64bit 2020.6.20 (694 KB)


Please update to the latest Cubase 10.0.60. Also make sure your plug-ins are up to date and iLok/PACE software/driver is up to date, if your Waves are protected by using iLok.

If it’s still crashing, upload the latest (C10.0.60) duo files, please.

Thanks for the reply. I installed the update and checked the plugins. Unfortunately the error persists. Now Cubase even crashes WITHOUT playing anything and with ALL INSERTS bypassed as soon as I import a file… :confused: The new dmp file is attached.
Cubase 64bit 2020.6.20 (686 KB)


Reported to Steinberg CAN-29982.

Could you try in Cubase Safe Start Mode [Disable preferences], please?

I also reported the problem to the support. I will try the Safe Mode as well and keep you posted.

Thanks for your help so far! :slight_smile: