Playback stops when inserting certain plugins

I upgraded from 6.5 to 7.5 recently, and I’ve noticed that playback stops when I add or remove plugins to/from the insert chain.

Plugins like the Cubase Compressor, De-esser, Expander + many more from the Dynamics menu, IZotope’s Nectar 2, NI’s Supercharger, cause playback to stop. There might be more but I didn’t get to test all of them.

Plugins like FabFilter’s Pro C, Cubase’s delays, ValhallaRoom, can be inserted or removed without disrupting playback.

Does anyone know what’s going on and how I can fix it?

Does it actually stop, or does it just lose the sound for a second and then carry on playing?


DG, it stops altogether and I have to hit Spacebar again to resume where I left off.

It doesn’t feel like a dropout to me, more like some invisible setting somewhere but I can’t find anything in Preferences.

I don’t think I encountered this in 6.5. Still love Cubase though :slight_smile: