Sudden issue with recording audio in Cubase not working

Hi there,

I’ve been using several input devices (Neve M88, Motu Ultralite, Soundcraft MTK 12) to get audio into cubase for many years. Suddenly nothing works! I’m using Cubase 12 on an M1 mac. I’ve been working on this setup for awhile with no issues, and suddenly I can’t get any of my boxes to record audio into Cubase. It seems to be recording files, but the files are silent. Everything in Audio Connections and Studio Setup is correct, and my track input it set correctly as well. I’ve re-set the preferences for Cubase, hoping that it was a glitch or a setting but that did nothing. Hoping someone here might have another thing to try. Thanks :slight_smile:

I just confirmed there is no built-in audio input as well. This seems to be a serious bug with Cubase, as there are several posts on YouTube that claim to fix it with a terminal command. I’m not sure I want to try this just yet. But again, I can’t record audio in Cubase with either my Neve M88, Motu Ultralite, Soundcraft MTK 12, or built-in audio. I am running the latest Cubase 12, and Mac OS 12.6. Please advise.

Here are those YouTube links, for reference:


Make sure Cubase has enabled Mic in the System Preferences, please.
Open macOS System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Microphone. Enable Cubase here.