I’m writing to explain how I solved 90% of my issues in Nuendo 6 (Mac Pro) and Cubase 7 (MacBook Air). This was posted before in the Nuendo 6 forum.
In my country, Steinberg support (managed by Yamaha) is nearly to zero: they want to help, but they don’t know a thing about how to solve almost any issue, so I’ve been investing my time (and feeding my desperation) to solve my issues. I’ve opened another threads in this forum, but they are now locked (and without any valuable information from Steinberg but a “it works here”), so this is how I’ve solved the biggest issues with Nuendo 6.0.5 and Cubase 6.0.5
1st. Random crashes, with big and small projects, with different plugins in several situations. Untraceable if you don’t know how to read the crash logs.
2nd. GUI crashes.
3rd. Video service is currently not responsive and issues with Blackmagic Intensity (tested only in Nuendo).
1st. I’ve found that the random crashes were due the infamous 2,x GB RAM limit in 32 bit processes in Mac, so I’ve moved to 64 bits. Moving to 64 bits implies that your old 32 bit plugins may not work as expected. Furthermore, some 64 bit plugins are not tested enough and they are pretty unstable yet. To solve all these issues, I use jBridge for Mac (http://jstuff.wordpress.com/jbridgem/), an amazing piece of software, cheap as chips, that wrap and bridge among your plugins and your DAW. I use to bridge 32 bit AND 64 bit plugins, so if one of them crashes, you can save and reopen the session without DAW crashes.
2nd. There is no solution to some of (not common) GUI crashes. I think that Nuendo/Cubase GUI code need some cleaning.
3rd. There is no solution for the video issue. I don’t even know that Steinberg is aware of it.
I’ve been updating my Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and downloading a demo of Reaper, thinking about to move forward from Nuendo. Steinberg’s workflow and tools are the best in the industry, but I’m thinking that being outside of the “standard path” (Logic+Pro Tools) is giving me more troubles than benefit. Anyway, now, I’m enjoying the current situation and brand new stability as long as it lasts.
I hope this help.