First post here so be gentle if I’ve missed something . I’m a long time Cubase user though (back to Atari ST and Pro 24) so hopefully I’m not doing something completely stupid…
I’m running Cubase (latest version of 10.5) on an iMac Pro (Catalina) with 3 Ghz Intel Xeon and 10 cores plus 128 Gb RAM and plenty of free disk space (sample libraries etc on an external thunderbolt drive). My project has 10 instances of Massive X, 1 of Omnishpere, 1 of Maschine and 1 of BFD3, plus around 40 plugins (all latest versions and in support). I have ASIO Guard on/ normal and buffer at 1024. I’ve also checked the “suspend VST processing…” option. All are running as “live” VST instruments (ie I haven’t written to audio).
My problem is that I can’t play back the project unless I “constrain delay compensation”. I’ve never had to do that with a project before, so either I’m using some combination of plugins and VST instruments that I haven’t before, or there’s a Cubase/ hardware configuration problem somewhere I guess? I would have expected my hardware to run this project relatively easily.
Grateful for any pointers to what I should look at .