Everything worked fine until, one day, Cubase crashed while I was editing. The computer (Windows 10) then produced a blue screen that said there was an error and it would have to restart. After that, whenever I began editing, after about a minute, Cubase would crash. First the sound would start breaking up. Then all signals would disappear from the mixer and then the crash. Prior to this, I was experiencing playback issues from time to time and put it down to my computer not performing well. But, I was wrong…
I spent a whole day trying different things mentioned in forums, but nothing seemed to work. But, on one of forums someone mentioned that ‘a blue error screen’ on Windows indicates a hardware fault.
I use a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I tried updating the driver for it but still Cubase was crashing. I have three USB ports on my computer and I had always used the same one for the Focusrite. So, I tried connecting it to a different USB port and then I downloaded (from the website) and installed the drivers again. And, Bingo was his name-o!
Bingo song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hWcv6fGe9w
So, after all that faffing around, I’m guessing that a problem developed with the USB port I was using.
I hope this helps and saves others from wasting ‘valuable time’.
Back to editing…