I’ve done a couple of sound design projects recently: Cubase 8.5, MBP late 2013, OSX Mavericks, 48kHz audio. I’ve noticed a tendency for Cubase to start behaving like it’s buggy, it feels like towards the end of a project.
For instance, today after I exported audio, the audio engine would stop making any sound. I could see the Stereo Out meters working, it was like Cubase lost its voice. Not strictly driver dependent (it happened with Built-In Mac drivers and through a USB audio interface).
And, related (IE also after an export)… if I left Cubase alone for a while, it stopped responding - it beachballed, and I had to force quit/restart. …Then it would sometimes crash on opening - not 100% of the time, for any given project, only sometimes.
But I can start a fresh project at 48kHz, add a load of tracks and plugins, export, play (sounds fine), export, play (sounds fine)…
The work involved a video track, importing from OMF and existing Cubase projects, creating versions of audio tracks (for different v/o versions)… saving to different versions, etc etc. I feel like the project got pushed around quite a lot, I didn’t just write MIDI notes into a template project.
So I guess I’m asking: has anyone experienced problems where they’ve created a project and pushed it around, importing tracks, exporting audio… and got to a point where the project file’s somehow broken, or inconsistent, in a way that causes things like audio engine failure, instability, or crashing when opening the project?
At the moment, it sort of feels like Cubase gets angry as I get close to delivering my work, which is kind of stressful!
Thanks for any help.