Coreaudio not showing up on M1 Macbook Air but ASIO is

For some reason my Cubase projects are showing ASIO driver. The audio is dropping in and out. And the audio files are degraded/not working. Any idea why this is happening? My sample rate matches from the Audio settings on mac to the audio settings in Cubase. Thanks


First of all, Cubase is not compatible with M1 processors yet.

CoreAudio has never been present in Cubase. You can see ASIO drivers only.

I’ve seen a lot of people running cubase on the new M1 macs without issue so I assumed there wouldn’t be major issues.

For what reason does Cubase use ASIO drivers instead of CoreAudio? Doesn’t that defeat the benefits of a Mac by not utilizing the lower latency CoreAudio?

I read something about the ASIO drivers being “wrapped” so that they can be utilized on MacOS by Cubase. What benefit does this serve? I read that it contributes to a bottleneck of sorts. I’m surprised this isn’t a common discussion, I can’t really find much about this topic.


Sorry, I don’t know the reason. That would be question for Cubase Product Owner or Technical Product Owner.

I don’t experience this.

There is CoreAudio2Asio component in Cubase, which does this translation from CoreAudio 2 ASIO (and back). I don’t know the benefit(s). Only one I can imagine is, Cubase is the same on Windows and on Mac then.

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After a bunch of different combinations I solved the cause of the audio dropouts:

I had an instance of Ozone on my Mix Bus that didn’t have proper authorization :laughing: Everything is now working perfectly.