I have just returned to the Cubase fold after many years purchasing the upgrade from version 4…
I really love the functionality, features and sound of C8! But I’m being plagued by acute fan noise. As soon as I have a few instrument and audio tracks on the go, my Macbook Pro fans are going at full blast. Is this normal? Anything that can be done?
I have made a little experiment, loading only a blank project with one track and activated one audio track, with click playback. All done under the same conditions. I took note of each DAW’s CPU % in Activity Monitor. Cubase 8 is by far the most resource-hungry:
Cubase 8 —> 38%
Reason 8 —> 29%
Studio One 2 —> 18%
Logic Pro X —> 11%
I would love to hear some feedback on this from you more experienced Cubase users…