Freezing or Rendering In-place instantly crashes Cubase (even before the modal dialog appears for Freeze).
Steps to Reproduce:
I have a project file that exhibits the problem 100% consistently and repeatedly. I will happily make it available to Steinberg upon request, but it’s large and many plugins are required.
The problem happens when a Freeze or RIP is attempted on any track in the project, regardless of VSTi or type of insert plugins present.
Cause: A single Disabled track was the cause. Not any plugin on the track, per se, but the state of it being disabled.
Solution: Enabling the disabled track restored the ability to freeze within the project, once again.
The workaround is to not use the Disable Track feature.
Further testing idea:
Test to see if disabling other tracks causes the issue, or if it’s specific to something about this specific track.
Update: Yes, it does. Disabling a different track with different types of plugins caused the issue again. So it does not seem plugin or track specific.