Hello all, I am having some issues with audio dropout and crackling on my Cubase 11 projects. Even just playing the project to listen to, there is often audio dropout or crackling. And this will happen during recording too which prevents audio from being recorded. It is most apparent with larger projects where there’s 10+ tracks. Closing background apps helps but is no guarantee that the issue will resolve.
When I have Windows Task Manager running during these projects it shows the CPU usage from Cubase is around 40-50% while the RAM usage is around 1500mb (16Gb total RAM on this computer).
I am using an Audient ID44. The ASIO buffer size is set at 256 samples to get the latency around 10ms. This issue was a bit better when I used the highest possible buffer size of 2048 samples but the latency was 50ms which was very difficult to work with. Sample rate is 44.1Khz. Computer specs are in the link below. Any idea about what could be the weak link here and how I can resolve this issue?