Hello, fine people of the internet.
I’m here because I’m facing a problem with Cubase Elements 8 since today, a problem which most likely came with the latest Windows 10 OS update, and I sadly didn’t find any solution yet on Google.
Let me explain.
I bought myself a new MSI laptop recently (Core i7, 16Gb of RAM, more detailed specs below this post), and installed a Cubase Elements 8 version I had bought a couple weeks before. Everything worked fine, I could load lots of tracks and VST in my projects, record stuff without any problem, etc.
Then a couple days ago, when I turned off the laptop, I’ve installed the latest Windows updates, restarted it (took a long while to install all that shit though), and then turned it off again.
Today, I wanted to start working on the project I was already working on a few days ago (a videogame cover, with around 20 tracks, both recordings and VST) and right off the bat, Cubase tells me the licence is not working, and that I can’t run the program. Weird, but ok, why not.
I downloaded the latest version of the eLicenser, installed it, and then it worked.
I load my project, start recording bass, and after say 1’30 minute, Cubase stops working properly and says it has detected an audio drop-out, which NEVER happened before (bought this laptop a month ago, and used Cubase pretty much every day since). Then I noticed my VST performance was peaking at 100%.
I closed Cubase, downloaded the latest version available on Steinberg’s website, but couldn’t do much since I already had the latest build installed (the 8.0.40 version).
Then I restart the computer, open Cubase again, and the problem is still here.
Before this damn Windows 10 update, the VST performance was barely visible.
Now, right when I open the project, VST performance and real-time peak are showing a 20% usage.
I can’t record anything due to audio drop-outs, and I can’t even playback my track because after 2"30 minutes or so, VST performance and real-time peak both ramp up to 100% in a couple seconds (I took my phone and recorded the few seconds before this unexplained sudden burst, and uploaded the video on Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdlRtF_k2_E), and it does exactly the same thing everytime I play the track.
I absolutely don’t understand why it does this.
I tried to change the buffer size, activate / deactivate Asio guard, change Asio driver, but none of this worked.
It still does the same thing as shown in the video.
I’ve purchased this computer with the hope it could run Cubase 8 flawlessly, and it did for about a month.
But this recent OS update makes it run even worse than the DAW I used to record stuff with on my old computer, which was a gigantic piece of shit, specs-wise.
So, if any of you can help me find a solution so I can get back to work, that would be awesome.
DAW : Cubase Elements 8.
Gear : MSI laptop - Core i7-6700hq 2.6GHz (up to 3.5GHz in turbo mode), 16Gb 2133Mhz DDR4 RAM.
OS : Windows 10 Family 64-bits.