II am a long time Cubase user. It is an amazing DAW. Quite solidly built and processes fast makes workflow very fluently.
With that being said.
It still have its flaws, When I first got introduced to Cubase in 2008. I did not take notice the software crashes. There were too few to take notice. Everything worked pretty fine. As the years go by, these crashes occurs more often than I expected. I turned a blind eye as I have already grown accustomed it.
There were a couple incidents where I could not open a project file after the program crashed. Imagine that you have a deadline in two days and your project file that’s up to date wont open. yeah. been there done that.
It wasnt till recently I was working on Seeing Red, I had about 80% done. It was a alright sized project. had more than 100 audio channels on screen. Then cubase decides to shit it self by crashing every fucking 2 to 10 minutes. It was hell. It was not the constant pressing of CMD + S that bugged me. but the times it took to reload the project that made me want me pull my hair out.
I took the opportunity to upgrade my operating system from 10.6.8 to 10.9.4. in hopes of solving some of the issues. Although it did made my iMac a bit faster but it made Cubase even worse.
So to solve the problem. the oldest trick in the book is complete installation of Cubase and its hardware drivers. Also deleted some VSTs i don’t use at all.
And right now,its working better than before. only time will tell how effective this method is under the newly developed OS X 10.9.4
there is what I have learned over night:
Cubase it self is a extremely complex program, Just like a PC,it supports most third party software and hardware in the digital recording realm. not to mention the massive amount of settings one have to go through during the initial installation. and just like most OS, it get slow it time.
When you upgrade your system OS. Its better to have a clean slate of your DAW rather than have it to carryover. The newer OS will most likely have a different coding structure than the old OS. when the DAW is carried over from the old OS, it might not adapt to the new operating system.
until next time
OMG!!!! AWESOME! I just opened a project I thought it was lost forever. That is GREAT!!!!!!!!