I have been having issues with some higher track count projects (90+) and also not having this issue with others. I searched for my issue and none of the solutions have been any help unfortunately.
Basically it seems like once I have a certain number of plugins set up, my “Average Audio Load” meter just starts ramming itself repeatedly into the red/clipping part of the meter and it won’t stop until I bypass all my plugins via the mixconsole, only to start up again after I enable them. This has been an issue on 2/3 projects I have been working on over the last couple of weeks. To make it extra fun, it has been an intermittent issue. Sometimes it happens, and goes away for a short time, and sometimes it just sits there smashing that meter forever.
These projects have had all MIDI rendered, VST instruments removed early on in the project. I have tried multiple things that seem to solve the issue for a moment which I will list now.
-Firewire ASIO Buffer up. Way up. Didn’t help.
-High, Normal and Low ASIO guard
-Disable multi processing (NOPE. Bye bitrate)
-Disable C states
-Disable AMD Quiet n’ Cool or whatever
-Followed “optimizing Windows for DAW” guide on the Steinberg site
-Driver updates on ALL THE THINGS.
My PC spec are as follows:
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G - 3.6GHz
8GB DDR4 RAM
NVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti - I have this running dual monitors
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (Firewire, have a proper chipset equipped)
Console 1 - Tried unplugging, no change.
Faderport - Tried unplugging and mixing without. No change.
Please help. I am at a loss on what I need to do next, it’s driving me insane. I have projects coming up I need to get done. Thank you.