I keep getting asio spikes when recording or playing back audio, not only in Cubase 6, but generally if I’m playing back audio through windows media player etc.
I’ve got a decent PC that’s streamlined/clear of viruses etc which according to all the meters, isn’t running any where near it’s limit. But, it randomly has asio spikes which cause glitches or drop outs.
I just ran a session and my CPU usage was 25% and Physical Memory 25%. The Cubase ‘VST performance’ shows the ‘ASIO’ at around 20% and the ‘DISK’ only registering when I jump around the session. But then ASIO will leap up suddenly for a second and cause drop out and glitches, and then it will be fine again for a few minutes.
I’m guessing it must be something to do with the Saffire 56 interface I just bought which runs through it’s own Mix control interface. Does anyone have any suggestions of why it keeps doing this? Any suggestions would be greatly recieved!
Dell Studio PC
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
4.00 GB RAM
64-bit operating system - Windows 7 Home Premium
500GB Hard Drive
Cubase 6.0.0 Build 229 (32 bit)
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Audio Interface (using version 2.2 of the Mix Control software)