I’ve been a Steinberg user since 1997 (I’ve been on Nuendo since 2004). Just last month, I put together a system for my Dad, who’s been a guitarist since the 50’s. On my advice, he purchased an ADK i5 3.2ghz computer with 8 gigs of RAM running Windows 7. He bought Cubase 6, Komplete 7, an M-Audio Oxygen 61 and a Steinberg Ci2+ interface.
I used TeamViewer to remote in and installed Cubase 6 from the DVD, then downloaded and installed the latest updates. Same for Komplete 7, and the Oxygen 61. I downloaded and installed the latest Syncrosoft drivers for the E-licenser. Finally, I installed the Ci2+ drivers from the DVD, then installed 1.6, which was downloaded from the website.
The latency settings are weird. Even at 64 samples, it’s more than 6ms and when it’s set at 64, there are a massive amount of crackles and pops when running a single Midi file to Kontakt. When it’s set at 1024 (at more than 12ms) it’s better but not perfect (with 12ms being completely unusable).
Is this normal for this unit? I put in a call to ADK today but they were too busy and will call tomorrow. I’ve been using an RME 9652 to my Apogees forever and my latency is at less than 3ms with no issues. The computer has a 500 watt power supply: Do I need him to purchase a powered USB hub? We’ve already moved the Ci2+ to other USB ports on the computer to no avail.
Any ideas? Thanks!