I’ve been using Cubase since it was delivered on a 3.5" floppy disk and I’ve never seen this before.
Three significantly important (to me) projects fail to open. Cubase crashes (sometimes with a standard Windows crash dialog, sometimes not) during project open. Always when loading the mixer. These are three projects of four, from an EP released earlier this year. I can’t for the life of me figure out what could be significantly different between three out of those four tracks. One opens fine, three don’t.
What’s ‘changed’ since all four projects last opened OK about two months ago?
- Upgraded from 9.0.20 to 9.0.30
- Moved projects from SSD to HDD archive
- Reinstalled Absolute 2 VST collection to a different location **
I can open projects created 10 years ago without any problems.
I can open the three ‘problem’ projects OK on another PC with a ‘clean’ Cubase 9.0.0, albeit with expected warnings due to missing plugins.
** Occasionally I have seen an error pop up relating to missing Halion Sonic SE files. I don’t recall having used Halion Sonic SE in these projects.
I tried deactivating all plugins on the problem machine. Problem remains.
I tried opening the projects with audio interface switched off, using the generic ASIO driver. Problem remains.
Is there anythingelse I could do, to try and identify the cause of the issue? I’d be really grateful for any suggestions. It’s vital I get access back to these projects.
Machine: Scan Systems 3XS i7 FWX299 PowerDAW, Intel Core i7 7800X s2066, 32GB RAM, Universal Audio Quad Card, Windows 10
Interface: Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Thunderbolt
Hardware: Mackie MCU Pro
Software: Cubase 9.0.30, UAD Plugins (latest version), Wave 9.2 Plugins, Slate Plugins (latest versions), Steinberg Absolute 2 collection (latest version), Toontrak Superior Drummer versions 2&3