Just trying to get a basic working system, attempted this a while back & got little response so never got it resolved. Trying to pick up and nail the problem this time - hope someone can help!
My external Synths / drum machines & how they are midied together hasn’t changed, I’m even using the same 24/96 sound card.
However I have a new PC & now Cubase Software. With my old software and low spec XP Box all ran brilliantly…
Win 7 Pc has virtually nothing except Cubase on it, I do have a Virus checker installed with least aggressive settings I can. AVG 2011 but that’s about it
Various midi synths & drum machines are connected but not my MIDISPORT 2x2 Anniversary Edition yet.
Create a new project in Cubase with just a few tracks. When I select a track which is assigned to an external midi Synth I play a note & the response is instant. Gr8
I have perhaps 2 Cubase own Vsts assigned to tracks too
When I click ‘Play’ on the transport so I can play along / record a riff - straight away there is latency. I hit a key there is a slight delay before it plays. It’s driving me nuts! & renders the whole lot useless
I did make a few of the recommended tweaks to optimise the performance of the Pc but not loads – I am an IT Pro so I wasn’t dabbling randomly just following some advice I read in an article / Cubase docs
I did a few BIOS changes, some changes around the midi settings in Cubase and tried various buffer settings but nothing cured the problem
I can’t believe it’s a Spec of the Pc thing as the spec isn’t bad & is pretty much a fresh install
I have run the DPC Latency checker & although I can’t remember the values the status said this Pc can play / record Audio without dropouts
Can’t afford to upgrade to 6 yet in case anyone suggests that!
Hugely grateful if someone can suggest a fix