Does anyone know how to reduce or eliminate “ASIO spikes” in Cubase 5.5.3?
NOTE: The ASIO spikes even when the song is not playing.
I have re-saved the song several times, and re-started the computer several times, but the ASIO spike issue still occurs.
I am in the “Mixing” stage of this song, so low-latency for recording is not needed at the moment.
My system information is:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
16GB Kingston Hyper-X RAM
Intel motherboard DP55KG
Cubase version 5.5.3
Song Length: 2:26
Cubase Project audio settings: 48 kHz / 24-bit.
In Task Manager: The total CPU Use is only at 26% and the total RAM Memory Use is only at 27%
Cubase Task Manager: Power Usage says “very high” highlighted in a dark orange color - (but only for Cubase).
Drive “C” = Samsung Pro solid-state C-Drive (system drive where Windows 10 Pro is installed).
Drive “D” = Audio Recording files are stored on a separate Western Digital Black 7200 RPM hard drive.
Drive “S” = Sample Files for virtual instruments are stored on a separate Western Digital Black 7200 RPM hard drive.
Soundcard: Universal Audio Apollo Quad core “Silver” (Firewire 800)
Buffer size is normally set to 1024.
I just tried changing the buffer size to 2048 - but this makes no difference.
I only have 1 virtual instrument open, which is IK Multimedia MODO bass, which uses only 1 MIDI track.
The song is not all that long. It is approximately 2-minutes and 26-seconds in length.
I have imported 5 stereo audio tracks which are the full length of the song.
I have imported 1 mono audio track (bass) which is the full length of the song.
I have recorded 30 vocal audio tracks - which vary in length.
I am using a few effects plugins from the Universal Audio Apollo Quad core soundcard
Ampeg SVT bass amp plugin - is 1 example, except that these UAD effects should be processed by the Universal Audio Quad processor, so should not add any strain on the computer.
I was using the frequency analyzer plugin called “SPAN” by Voxengo.
NOTE: I just completely removed the “SPAN” plugin, but the ASIO spike issue did not change.
I am using the 3 instances of the Klanghelm IVGI saturation plugin.
I doubt this is the problem because I have used this in other songs without issue.
I am using some WAVES version 9 plugins, such as the SSL Limiter, and SSL Channel Strip
I doubt this is the problem because I have used this in other songs without issue
What settings are normally changed that might reduce or eliminate the ASIO spikes?
I believe the ASIO spikes started when I imported the 6 full-length audio WAV files - which are 2 minutes and 26-seconds in length. All imported WAV files are at 48 kHz / 24-bit. And the Cubase project is set to 48 kHz / 24-bit.
Otherwise Cubase 5.5.3 is still working pretty good for me to record 3-minute songs using LOTS of virtual instruments, and LOTS of effects! (it just seems to be when I begin to import full length audio files that this ASIO spike issue happens). BUT it could be 1 of the effects I recently loaded, I’m not really sure.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!