I recently updated to Cubase 8 Pro from Cubase 5.5.3.
I am on a mid 2011 iMac i7 2.8ghz, 16GB 1067 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon 6770HD 512, running Mountain Lion 10.8.5.
When I add even one VST Instrument or plugin, I get an unusually high reading on the average load and real time peak meters. On the same machine with cubase 5, I could easily handle 50 or 60 tracks or VST Instruments and plugins with extensive automation and effects use. When I open these old projects in Cubase 8, they perform well.
So, it seems that it’s only when I’m starting a fresh project in Cbuase 8 that the problem arises. I can get to about 10 tracks when the ASIO starts clicking and stuttering. I have tried turning ASIO Guard off, and tried it on all settings. I have tried raising buffer on ASIO device and all this in different combinations but still no joy.
I wonder if it might have something to do with my ASIO Driver (Focusrite Scarlett 2i4)? I have had some problems with this in skype or facetime - the video crashes if I try to use the scarlett 2i4 as my input/output. It seems to me like it might be a simple issue of something conflicting. The graphics card and the audio interface? But, to be honest, I have no clue.
I have been troubleshooting and googling for ages but can’t find a solution. I also sent a support ticket to steinberg a few days ago but have heard nothing. Has anyone here experienced a similar problem?
Cheers for any help/advice,