Audio tracks stop playing but VST instruments continue

I recently began working with audio files instead of just VST instruments and MIDI. After this (and after updating to Cubase 6.0.5 from the previous non-Beta update), I have run into a big problem where frequently the audio tracks do not play but the Instrument or MIDI Track(s) do.

This can happen in the middle of playback but most often occurs when I start playback. Starting and stopping playback once or twice fixes it, but it occurs often, about one-third of the time, so it is frustrating.

I have been looking for a post citing similar difficulties, but have not yet seen one. (Of course, posts move fast on this forum.)

I have Cubase 6.0.5 64-bit running under Windows 7 64-bit. My computer is an i7 and its memory is 16GB. My Audio Interface is an RME FireFace and the Buffer Size is set to 1024 samples.


What is your hard drive setup?

My audio clips and VST samples are on different drives. I keep the audio clips under the Steinberg User Content folder located on my SSD boot drive at C:\Users[Name]\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Content\VST Sound\User Content. All other samples and sounds were installed on a large standard secondary internal drive. :unamused:

Try streaming the audio from your sample drive to see if its the SSD