On my new iPadPro 12.9 (2017, 512Gb) I ran into recording problems straight away, when recording into the actual Cubasis version. As soon as I begin recording on a midi track, latency builds up fast, with irregular latency length, which makes recording completely impossible.
At first I thought this was a Steinberg midi bug, because in other recording apps like Garage Band and Auria Pro I did not face such probelms when beginning to record. But further testing showed that latencies do occur there as well with the new iPad after recording some minutes.
After contacting Apple support I did what they always recommend first, to be sure to rule out possible software problem sources: I did a complete factory reset - very time consuming with 80Gb to save and then build up from scratch instead of just restoring! Having to do this really sucks, and nothing changed.
I also contacted Korg, because at first I had to check my Microkey air as one of the possible problem sources. They rechecked and confirmed that the problem exists with the new iPadPro 12.9 generation - but not just using their controller keyboard, but with any other keyboard from other brands they had for testing as well. This confirms it’s clearly an Apple problem.
Researchig the internet in places like the Audiobus forum confirms this state of things: other users of the new iPadPro 12.9 are facing the same problems. Meanwhile I have asked Apple support for clarification and a fix of the problem and hope to hear from them soon. As it is now, the expensive new iPad, mainly bought for music making, is just completely useless for that purpose.
And, by the way, it’s not the only glitch I met on it: it also shows casual short screen freezes - not too often, but still completely unacceptable on such a device.
I’m curious to know if any of you has the new device as well and faces the same problem(s). I want to know that to estimate the chances of getting a working device by having it sent back to Apple to exchange it against a well working one. All feedback from other users apprecited!