Disabling Third-Party Plug-ins

If Cubase does not start or if a project does not load, chances are, that this is due to a third-party plug-in. In such a case, you can disable third-party plug-ins on startup to identify, if the plug-in is the reason.


  1. Quit Cubase.
  2. Launch Cubase, and hold down Ctrl/Cmd-Alt/Opt-Shift.
  3. In the Plug-Ins section of the Safe Start Mode dialog, activate Deactivate all third-party plug-ins.
  4. Click OK.


Only Steinberg plug-ins are available after startup, and third-party plug-ins are temporarily disabled.