Does anybody have info on this error message: “Score error 9” ?
Large file (midi tracks only, with only 1 VST [Ivory]). All editing done in Score Editor. File contains numerous time signature and tempo changes (all via Tempo Track). No problems at all, while working on this file for months, till today, when this happened:
A passage of 7 bars contained these time sigs: 7/16, 8/16, 5/16, 3/8, and then two and half bars of 4/4. I was ready to re-notate the meters that take place within those last bars of 4/4, and - moving the Score Editor cursor to each bar in turn - used the tempo track to try to change them to 9/16, 4/8, 6/16, 3/8, and 9/16.
The first change - to 9/16 - went fine, but when I tried to enter 4/8 for the next bar, I received a “Score error 9” message.
I returned to the Score Editor, and saw that my Score Editor cursor had disappeared! However, the new “4/8” time signature WAS there, after all, and so I hit the Play button. . . and up popped a “Runtime error” message, and Cubase froze completely.
I rebooted the computer, opened the same file, but the Score Editor wouldn’t open, instead giving the “Score error 9” message.
I opened a completely different file, and saw that the Score Editor cursor had disappeared there, too. However, I was able to re-instate it via Preferences/Score/Editing/Show Position Cursor.
I subsequently opened a .bak of the damaged file that had preceded the “Score error 9” problem, and tried to enter the same time signatures as before, but the same thing happened. For some reason, Cubase now gets very upset when I try to enter a time signature with bottom number as “8” when previous and subsequent bars have “16” as the time signature’s bottom number. I had had absolutely no difficulties doing this (and even more obtuse time signature and tempo changes) in the past (ie, over many months!).
I’m using Cubase 7.5, on a PC desktop, Windows 7 Pro, quad-core CPU, 32 GB ram. No plug-ins (other than Ivory VST) open. Operating at 48,000/20-bit. MOTU 2408 mk3 audio interface.
I’ll let you know if this kind of problem recurs in new files. . .
Thanks, in advance, for your help.