I've been on Cubase 6.02 since 2011 and have written a thousand or more tracks with it. It was wonderfully stable. I finally decided to take the leap and update to Cubase 10.5 when my Mojave upgrade to my early 2008 Mac Pro (from the wonderful dosdude1) slowed things down too much. I bought a spanking new 2019 iMac i9 with 8 cores, 72 gb RAM, a bunch of SSD drives, a Thunderbolt 4 bay enclosure, and I'm using a Babyface Pro. I'm on Mojave. I use VEP6.
Not only do I get the spinning beach ball of death after a few hours, Activity Monitor looks crazy high just idling. if 10.5 uses HyperThreading at all, it doesn't look like it uses it much as every other core is barely flickering, but the FIRST core is up to 50% or so-IDLING. All I have sitting in VEP are some Kontakt pianos, some VSL winds and some EW french horns, as I've just started building out a VEP template.
This is crazy. I spent a month migrating all of my old stuff, did a clean install. I can't believe I have substantially less functionality than I did with Cubase 6 on an ancient Mac Pro.
I can't work this way. I'm about to either:
1. Go back to my Mac Pro and Cubase 6
2. Buy Logic and bite the bullet of learning an entire new sequencer.
Is anybody working with this thing with any success?
2019 iMac i9 8 firstname.lastname@example.org, 72 GB RAM, scads of SSDs, Babyface Pro, OWC 4 bay Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, too many sample libraries, 90s American Series Strat, Taylor and Martin acoustics, Mexican Fender Precision.