MacBook pro Mojave 10.14.1 2.9ghz/i9 chip 32gb ram 1TB SSD 15" screen Cubase 10 pro (10.0.30) X32 rack digital board
Anyone seen this or have a fix - I’m tearing my hair out.
The MacBook is blazing fast until: I start Cubase, Dante Virtual Soundcard, and/or Dante Controller - any one or combination thereof. Then the Mac slows to a crawl. I timed it with my phone. Clicked on Cubase 10, nothing happens for 30 seconds and then I get the logo, 3 mins and 10 secs later the program is finally up ( 3:40 total). DVS takes over a minute. After starting/clicking on any of those, the MacBook takes 3-5 seconds to respond mouse clicks on ANY program. I’ve tried the reboots, restarts, etc. Nothing seems to help. And the reboots can take up to 3-5 minutes. I’ve tried with nothing plugged into the mac but a thunderbolt to usb adapter and the Cubase dongle. Same problem.
This is my second go around with a MacBook. I returned one six months ago for this same problem. The kid at best buy was in utter disbelief - said I should have checked that my programs were compatible with a Mac first. Is Cubase NOT compatible with a mac? Seems like plenty of mac users on the forum.
I’m using my original dongle back from Cubase 4 (I think - I’ve been using Cubase a very long time). I thought I saw something about older dongles being slow HOWEVER, I’m switching over from a 6 year old Dell Inspiration that I think the hard drive is going bad on - sometimes takes several boot attempts to get it up at a gig and I need 100% reliability - hence my reason for the new computer at all. All of those programs, and any others, come up within seconds on the old Dell after it’s up and running.
At the moment, the 6 year old Dell blows away the MacBook with any program related to music production. That just can’t be right. I’ve been a PC user for years and thought I would take the plunge and see what all the apple fuss was about. So far I’m underwhelmed although I can’t help but think there is an explainable reason for this.
Thanks for any insight.