Dear Cubase community,
Currently, I am experiencing audio recording dropouts and I cannot figure out where is the problem other than in Cubase.
I am currently recording about 32 channels in Cubase project. Occasionally, after random intervals, my recording just goes ‘blank’ - channels I were recording just get blank signals. Whenever I stop the recording (and because of excessive channel amount, it takes about 30 seconds), blank parts just disappear. It feels as if Cubase is running out of sync. I am attaching two screenshots of the problem.
As a sound card, I am currently using Behringer X32 digital mixer. It does not seem to be the problem, as this problem has been occurring (although much rarely) on the previous audio card I had (Lexicon I-ONIX FW810s)
RAM and CPU power shortage are out of option as well, as I am running dual-core Intel Core i7-3770 with 16 GB of RAM. OS is Win8 64-bit.
Ethernet channel seems to be a little overloaded, but this should not be the problem, as Ethernet is used for remote control of X32 unit, not for recording - audio flows to my DAW to external PCIe card via FireWire.
HDD does not seem to be overloaded, and data flow is not on a critical level.
Also, while trying to run an insert-type VST Spectral Analyzer (Sonogram SG-1), my Cubase freezes and recording stops.
These problems (especially the first one) are stressing me out, already fourth recording fails because of that. I could really use your help and experience, as I am fairly new in this type of work. Forgive me if I missed something easy and fundamental.
P.S. Cubase is 64 bit