Firstly, please forgive me if any of this is blindingly obvious or not right, I’m new to this so learning as I go.
HP Pavilion 15
Windows 10 64bit
8 GB Ram
Intel i5-4288U CPU @2.60Hz
Focusrite Scarlett Solo
Cubase Elements 8
So, I started using the software and recording a couple of guitar tracks with 1/2 inserts each.
I noticed the track would start to crackle and then eventually stop during playback, with a message saying the audio processing load was too high. I went through the options and found a tickbox to activate Steinbergs Optimization settings for the computer, I also tried changing the priority to playback.
This helped a little, I was able to do 4/5 tracks without issue, however when playing back and exporting there was still some unwanted crackling in parts.
Even when only recording or playing back a couple of tracks the audio processing load bar is 3/4 full at all times.
I was never expecting to be able to go crazy recording loads of tracks on a notepad laptop, but was hoping to get more than a few simple tracks out of it. Just wondering is there anything I can do to improve this slightly to at least get a bit of use out of it, or do I need to bite the bullet and buy a powerful desktop?
Thanks in Advance,