Thanks. I appreciate the feedback.
Without having read the articles, and I’m going to read them here in a bit, I just want to give a quick comment…
That bottleneck… hmm… The hard disk meter isn’t reading anything in that pic, I’m running an NVMe drive and my Samples disk and they both stream you know over 300 MB/s or something much higher. All I have is IK Multimedia’s Modo bass, 2 audio files, and the UVI workstation sampler playing one patch. So that is a really light load, which IS reflected in my CPU meters not moving much at all and that hard disk meter within Cubase showing zero.
So I can’t even fathom what could possibly be bottlenecking and causing an 80% ASIO performance spike… Except something to do with ASIO.
64 GB of RAM, so it’s not the RAM amount, is it the RAM speed? Unlikely. It would more likely be the hard drive than the RAM and it’s not the hard drive. It’s not the CPU.
So ASIO drivers… On the Mac, I think most of this stuff is plug and play, so it’s worth double-checking the manufacturer’s website to see if there’s other driver I can install.
Also, ASIO guard. No matter how much I’ve studied exactly what that is, I never fully get it. It seems to only impact performance on the track I’m recording on, right? Like, I can set my project buffer to be something quite high, but with ASIO Guard enabled, I can still record a MIDI part and not experience much latency. Is that it? And if that is, that doesn’t seem like it would affect my overall ASIO performance, but challenge it more.
Anyway, off to do some reading. Something is clearly wrong because that discrepancy between the ASIO meter and the CPU meter is just too big. I will report back.