Hello Cubase 6 forum,
I just bought a Mac Pro 2,1 with 8 cores of 3 Ghz and 8 gigs of Ram and I’m pretty disappointed with how Cubase performs on it. My last computer was a 5 year old macbook pro Dual core 2.3 Ghz with 3 gigs of ram and the VST performance on my mac pro is not that much better. The strange thing is that when I monitor my CPU performance with activity monitor it tells me that my processors are mostly idle even Cubase is running so hot that I’m getting audio glitches.
I’ve had a look around various different forums and there does seem to be a lot of people saying that Cubase isn’t very good at hyper threading on macs but surely it can’t be that bad. Currently, Cubase is only using a fraction of my computers capabilities. Has anyone got any suggestions about how I might improve Cubase’s multicore CPU usage.
Here is list of the software I’m using. It’s very short as I like to keep things as simple as possible.
MacOS 10.6.8(Plus whatever software that comes bundled with it)
Various Waves bundles and plugins
2C Audio Aether
All of the D16 plugins
All of the Audio Damage Plugins