Dorico bug: Wait for audio engine initialization


It seems, that Dorico crashes often, if I open more projects at the same time and switch quickly…
Unfortunately I always have to restart the computer, because, Dorico doesn’t load and is “Waiting for Audio engine”…

Is this a bug in Dorico 4.3.20?

Hopefully it will be fixed as quick as possible…!!!

Thanks and best regards!

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A reboot is rarely needed. You just need to terminate the VSTAudioEngine process before restarting Dorico.


Hi @lycalp, if you have HALion Sonic 7 installed, please do the workaround from this thread.
If you don’t, please do from the menu Help > Create Diagnostics Report and post the corresponding zip file here. Thanks

Thanks @Janus
Where can I terminate this process? In Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) I can just terminate „Dorico“ itself, but it doesn‘t help. Is this process somewhere else to find?

Hi @lycalp , did you see my last posting about that issue with HALion Sonic 7 and a corresonding workaround?

And the TaskManager is unreliable in showing background processes. Instead please install the free Process Exporer (here). You can kill processes there by highlighting them, right-click and choose Kill from the popup-menu

This worked for me (doing a “force quit” for “VST Audio Engine” in my Mac’s Activity Monitor, then trying to re-open Dorico again. Thanks!