Spontaneous, loud stutter that starts with a jarring audio hiccup. Then reboot required to get rid of it.
A CPU demanding project that required 2048 buffers in 7.5, initially seemed stable in Cubase 8 at 512 buffer size.
But after a while, and/or some events I have yet to understand how to easily reproduce, ASIO Guard 2 breaks down into a loud, extended stutter that requires a reboot / relaunch to recover from.
It appears to happen spontaneously without any new instrument being added, etc. Simply on repeated playback.
It’s as if, suddenly, ASIO Guard decides it can’t handle the playback at that buffer size anymore. But changing to a higher (or lower) buffer size does not resolve the issue once it’s in this state. A reboot is required.
The loud sound it emits when it “breaks down” like this, is dangerous to ears and monitors as well as being extremely unsettling and jarring.