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Studio One v3 Crashing

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asked Jan 1, 2018 in Studio One 3 by wes8 (710 points)
edited Jan 1, 2018 by wes8
I would include my computer specs, but I've seen this issue occurring across a variety of setups and it seems like a deeper problem than a few computer settings; Studio One 3.5.x crashes at an unacceptable rate. As much as I actually love using Studio One, I can't say that I've ever had this problem, especially at such a degree, with any other DAWs I've used. There are days where the application crashes over 10 times for whatever multitude of reasons:

1. Open the application --> crash

2. Bouncing audio tracks --> crash

3. Removing a plugin from a channel --> crash

4. Simply using the application and then it just crashes

And the list goes on.

I'm not sure what the problem is, but I really hope it's resolved before Studio One 4 is released. I would love to continue using this software, but it's pretty concerning when I'm seeing others having the same problem. It ruins creativity and productivity and is pretty much a motivation killer at times. I've even considered transitioning back to Logic Pro X (it's that bad).

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answered Jan 2, 2018 by kyleguntharp (2,350 points)

Without having your computer specs or more details its hard to be great help.

The issue could be:

1. Your computer

2. Your Interface

3. Your drivers, firmware, etc..

4. One or more of your plugins.

5. Bad install of Studio One.

  A good clean uninstall and reinstall works wonders. Also, you may have a plugin that is causing your trouble. I'm assuming you are using a Mac since you are considering going back to Logic. Try disabling AU's in Studio One preferences and using only VST's or vice versa. But I would emphasize the complete clean uninstall and reinstall. Also, make sure you have the latest updates for Studio One and your interface.

As a user who has used Studio One and experienced a few problems here and there I can say it definitely isn't the norm for it to crash that many times. Something isn't playing nicely with it.