Cubase crash loading VSTs

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  1. stevebarden

    stevebarden New Member

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    After 30+ years running my DAWs on PCs I've moved over to Mac. Due to some memory issues with my current machine I decided to utilize my MacBook Pro even if it's only temporary. And since Cubase runs on both platforms this seemed like a reasonable interim solution.

    I am getting constant crashes loading my project in Cubase 9.5 (latest update). The crash report indicates loading VSTs is the problem. I have instances of Kontakt in the project itself as well as VEPro instances to my slave computer. I can't begin to know how to diagnose this problem. The crash report below doesn't really help identify the culprit.

    I did manage to start the project in "safe mode" by disabling the user preferences. I'm not really clear what is in the user preferences that would be an issue. Any clues or suggestions would be appreciated.


    Thread 188 Crashed:: Vst Prefetch Thread 5

    0 Kontakt 5.Synth.vst 0x000000016e93f4d0 SyncedThreadingJobManager::LeaveProcess() + 176

    1 Kontakt 5.Synth.vst 0x000000016e69178a BEngine::FinishThreadSyncing() + 26

    2 Kontakt 5.Synth.vst 0x000000016e68bd9e BInstrument::ProcessAudio(NI::AB::AudioBlockArray&) + 2302

    3 Kontakt 5.Synth.vst 0x000000016f2c5822 NI::AB::InterfaceBase::ProcessAudio() + 882

    4 Kontakt 5.Synth.vst 0x000000016ea05013 NI::AB::InterfaceVSTHeadless::ProcessReplacing(float**, float**, int) + 1795

    5 com.steinberg.VSTPlugManager 0x0000000113e1d1d3 0x113dcf000 + 319955

    6 com.steinberg.cubase9v5 0x000000010725df4d 0x106302000 + 16105293

    7 com.steinberg.cubase9v5 0x00000001072a0d6e 0x106302000 + 16379246

    8 com.steinberg.cubase9v5 0x00000001077a10eb 0x106302000 + 21623019

    9 com.steinberg.cubase9v5 0x00000001077eab11 0x106302000 + 21924625

    10 com.steinberg.cubase9v5 0x000000010778a2ad 0x106302000 + 21529261

    11 com.steinberg.cubase9v5 0x00000001081d4e27 0x106302000 + 32321063

    12 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff7b04eae0 _pthread_suspended_body + 229
     
  2. stixman

    stixman Active Member

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    I would try trashing your preference xml save it first.
     
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  3. R. Soul

    R. Soul Senior Member

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    Heh... I thought that avatar looked familiar. I literally ordered your book over the weekend. Looking forward to reading it.:)
     
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  4. windyweekend

    windyweekend Active Member

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    Giving me flashbacks to a crash I had a couple of years ago. It’s a pain, and you might have already tried this, but I would load up the same project over and over again, but each time add an extra VST each time. It took me days to find a fishy NI patch if I remember correctly. Once I got that one reinstalled everything came back rosey. Was Windows mind you, but a dodgey VST install will cause the same issue regardless of the OS. If everything is in VEP, then it could be the VEP VST connector for Mac itself.
     
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    stevebarden New Member

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    Since this was a fresh install on my Mac it seems odd that default preferences would be problematic. However, the project I'm opening is an existing project that was used on my PC. I guess I can try to empty the project of all VIs and add them one-by-one to determine the issue. The project currently contains about a dozen instances of Kontakt, one Omnisphere, one Battery...I think that's it. I'll see if that helps.
     
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    stevebarden New Member

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    I will definitely give this a try. Looking at the Steinberg support documentation, it looks like preferences are spread over many xml files. This could take a while.
     
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    stevebarden New Member

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    Awesome! Thank you.
     

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