I imported an audio file into the Cubase LE 5 pool that contains 79 measures and a constant 111 BPM. I enabled the Tempo Track with a constant 111 BPM and turned on Musical Mode for the track using the Mix algorithm. I inserted the track into a new project.
With click off the cursor seems to follow the beat well enough and it maintains synch with the bars in the audio file. When I turn the metronome click on it follows the tempo for about 10 bars and then begins to drift slower behind the beat. After another 30 bars it begins to click faster than the beat. I also created a drum track using the VST instrument track. This has a similar problem and drifts off the project tempo after 10 bars or so. If I solo the VST track it stays aligned with the beat.
I’m running this on Windows 7 with and I7 dual core Lenovo laptop and ASIO Direct X drivers so I don’t think performance should be a problem. I’d really like to be able to record parts while listening to the audio track and have things synch up. As it stands I can’t really use Cubase LE 5 for real-time overdubbing.