Audio Performance of different Cubase Versions compared
With every new version of cubase I think it gets less performant.
Especially the feel of Cubase 8 is quite lazy. It does not respond very fast
compared to the previous versions.
Steinberg promises with Cubase 8 Pro:
->Performance boost for more instruments, more tracks and shorter loading/saving times
…which was a reason to update (and the new plugin manager that I missed since many years).
Now it is time to do an objective test and compare different versions to prove
my subjective impressions.
Based on DAWbench VI Universal - 2012-R2
I’ve loaded this file in Cubase 6.55-64 first, updated all
Kontakt library files (samples have to be searched) and IR files too
and saved it as DAWbench-VI-C6.55-CV.cpr.
I saved the file in each Cubase version with a new, different file name.
Usually I use 256 samples and for bigger mixing projects I turn up to 1024 samples.
You need Kontakt 4 and the Kontakt 4 library to run this DAWbench.
Run project for 5 to 6 loops at least and observe VST-power (F12).
Cubase settings: ASIO guard off,
Audio priority: normal
Steinberg optimized Audio performance: on (german: Modus für optimierte Audioleistung…)
PS: results follow in next post