I recently jumped on Cubase bandwagon, I also have and use Studio One and Reaper.
My main system is still running macOS 10.12 and uses a Clarett Thunderbolt interface.
On Studio One and Reaper I’m able to reliably track at 128 samples using 96k or 192k. 64 samples works, but with occasional dropouts.
With Cubase 10.0.20 Pro I still get drop outs even at 256 samples. My project is very simple: four tracks, no plugins or virtual instruments, I just create tracks, record arm them and enable input monitoring. Some time passes while just rehearsing the inputs and performance meter spikes and there is a drop out.
To this moment I’ve tried to tweak:
- 32bit vs 64bit audio processing
- ASIO guard
- multiprocessing (disabling it made things worse)
Is there a secret to make Cubase on Mac performant on par with Studio One or just Cubase is too slow and I need a more powerful machine for it?