Cubase Elements 8
Computer: ACER V15 Nitro
Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Problem: Lately the CPU meter (in Cubase) will just randomly peak, which causes stutters and dropouts.
I ran a whole session back in November - somewhere around 10 tracks, VST instruments and audio, multiple effects on each track, 88.2kHz 24bit - with absolutely no problems at all, everything ran smoothly. I also messed around with some song ideas a couple of months ago, again with no issues. I have not changed anything in my system or Cubase. Cubase and all associated drivers where up-to-date when I first purchased it and nothing new has come out since.
Things I’ve Tried:
-Disabling ASIO Guard on plugins (suggested in another post), nothing
-Running Process Explorer simultaneously to see if there are any spikes that occur on my system that would coincide with the Cubase spikes, nothing
-Disabling internet and wifi, nothing
-Playing with sample rate, nothing
-Playing with buffers, nothing
-Starting a brand new session with NO TRACKS and just letting the click track play, spikes still happen
-Disconnecting the Focusrite and running straight off of the computer’s audio card, same still happens
Though it’s clear that the audio interface is not the problem, I figure I’d also add that I recorded a video (a few mins of straight recording, 2 mics) on another program with the Focusrite and had no problems at all.
I’m really not sure what else to do. Any ideas?