Cubase Pro 12 Issues

I recently upgraded Cubase Pro 11 to Cubase Pro 12. The installation wasn’t too painful once I got pass the licensing issues. Although the application is GREAT! I will have to stay with Cubase Pro 11 for the time being. I’m currently working on some critical projects and I don’t have the time to devote getting the new version up and running.

One thing I did notice is the increase in CPU usage. Enough to cause audio dropouts.

With that being said; when the update comes out I’ll give it another shot.


Same problem. Installation went fine, but current projects run into CPU usage issues (audio stops for a second quite frequently). Hopefully, Steinberg will address the CPU spike issues in the next release. Until then, I will have to keep using version 11.

1 Like

Same here! especially kontakt instruments seem to create spikes even with just one instance added.


My experience has been exactly the opposite especially in a project with an abundance of NI Instruments.

I am seriously considering augmenting my workflow because there is so much more that can be done on the same computer.

Make sure you update Kontakt though. They dropped their update just before 12.

Several users have reported the same issues with dropouts. Especially when switching between instruments. For me this occurs when the ASIO-Guard is set to Low or Normal. When setting AG to High, I do not get the dropouts. This did not happen in CB11. I started a thread about this a few days ago.

1 Like

I found my problem. I was recently informed that Windows 10 Professional for Workstations (1909) is soon to retire. So now I had to upgrade Windows 10 Professional for Workstations (1909) to Windows 10 Professional for Workstations (21H1). Unfortunately, my computer would not automatically performed the update, so I had to do a complete rebuild of my computer. Fortunately, Dell has a great app (Dell OS Recovery Tool) that made the process as painless as possible. After getting everything back up and running I noticed performance issues. Suddenly, it hit me that everything on the computer went back to the default settings. So I did some searching around and came across

After doing this my system is back to normal! I’m now loving Cubase Pro 12.