I am getting fed up with hopeless performance on my 2010 12 core Mac and Cubase 9. My latest project has 7 instances of GrooveAgent LE (my go to sampler), a couple of NI Massive, a couple of Omnisphere and 8 audio tracks so pretty damn small really. I don’t even mix during the writing stage, I have used some processing, a few instances of Echoboy, Decimort, Decapitator, a couple of aux send reverbs, Hammer DSP and The Glue on the mix bus. I keep getting overloads, stutters and crackles.
I took a screenshot of my activity monitor and Cubase and while Cubase is maxing out my Mac shows just under 15% in Activity Monitor. I have tried different buffer sizes, multi processor and AISO Guard on and off etc. and very little significant difference.
Just what is going wrong with my system?