MediaBay (t)error after upgrading to Cubase 6.0.7


After upgrading Cubase 6.0.5 to 6.0.7 - more than 300 preview .wav & mp3 files which have custom tags - are not recognized & found by MediaBay. No matter how many times I rescan etc.

I tried to solve problem by placing a backup ‘mediabay3’ file form 6.0.5 into 6.0.7 installation. Then Cubase 6.0.7 shows all first time you are in MediaBay. But as soon you click on some tagged media file or ‘Rescan’ - they disappear again.

Steinberg support confirmed that the same thing is happening in their test lab when they used my ‘mediabay3’ file. MediaBay tags won’t show.

I can(?) of course manually add tags again, but that is impossible to know which tag and info was added to which file.

Anyone with same or similar MediaBay problem in Cubase 6.0.5 or 6.0.7? I’m wondering if I shall enter this as a bug?

My option is to revert back to Cubase 6.0.5 and not upgrade any more.

Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


This is causing a lot of problems because hundreds of hours has been wasted to populate tags and info regarding more than 300 projects. After Cubase upgrade - they are just gone. Can some Cubase tech recommend or make some fix please? There is no point to upgrade if things stop working…


Can someone confirm & deny that this will (is) fixed in C 6.5 or C 7.0?

Please let me know.

Sorry, the only thing that comes to mind is that the write protection (unless deactivated) will prevent the tag from being permanent. But you probably already know that since you must use this function way more than I.


Yes, I have checked that hundred times. The problem is not there since they are didn’t have that enabled.

I know that all tags are written directly into the WAV & MP3 files. But I’m not sure if the MeduaBay3 file prevent tags to get read from so source files. I have an option and that is to switch to some external media indexing software. But it is much convenient to use everything in one package. I will try to install trial C 6.5 to see if this got solved.