I’m a long time Cubase and Steinberg user. And I don’t mean since version 6 or something, I go all the way back to version 1.0.
I’ve had many problems with Cubase Pro 8 and 8.5 on Mac OSX, and after over 8 months, and loads of error reports, projects and data sent to Steinberg, nothing they’ve suggested has fixed the problems, in other words, they couldn’t fix them.
I have even updated to El Capitan which I prefer not to do because it caused issues with other software I use, However the problems are even worse with El Capitan.
Some of the problems I’ve been having:
- The dreaded, unsolved “video engine not responding” error
- Processor spikes when using very few plug ins even with Asio Guard active and a high buffer, spikes cause sudden huge latency until audio engine is reset.
- crashes on Cubase quit and long delay on file open when program is first launched (around a minute after launching the program when selecting File>Open
- sudden muting of all audio, no meters working, but other software can play audio fine.
- when selecting ‘offline processing’ the application crashes in certain projects
- general program performance issues, even with no 3rd party plug ins running and no other software running on my Mac
I’ve eliminated 32 bit plug ins and re created the preferences, run on a new fresh user account etc.
i am now re creating old templates as there has been mention of that causing issues with Cubase 8.5
These are unlikely to be driver or hardware related issues as I use RME interfaces with a Mac Pro
At this point the software is barely usable in a professional situation as mine, what would you do?
I have none of these problems in the trial of Nuendo 7, but Steinberg says the engines are the same, so they can’t explain it. I think this is because Cubase 8.5 (and probably 9) is riddled with bugs that they can’t be bothered to solve. What would you do? I spent a lot of money on this and now I am screwed here.
I am NOT interested in spending more to beta test C 9, I have already spent a year doing that with 8.