Ok then, what about your bit selection? 32 bit? 24 bit?
For the HELL of it, have you tried playing back the song with a generic driver ‘instead’ of your fireface selected as the ASIO device within Cubase, to Duplex etc? It should at least be good enough to ‘play back’ minimal tracks, and might reveal a problem within the RME somewhere. Either that, or if you have another audio device you could try/
Which again brings to mind a wild guess, or at least I still am wondering about your FireWire port, either on your computer, or on the RME, if something is going bad…including the FireWire cable/connections.
Yes, I meant restart the service in ‘Services’ within Windows for the RME, but good you did both.
As far as the 1 second latency, JEEZE! Have you accidentally ‘nudged’ the wav within the audio track maybe? Is there a discrepancy in an off-set setting on the renamed song project?
Do you still have the original song project file, as well as the renamed? In other words, did you do ‘save’ as to a new project, or did you just rename that one? If you have both, compare them.
Have you got around to check through your preferences to see if there’s something not set right? One thing I read a lot here in the forums, something I’ve never done myself, but have read suggestions to something to the affect of “trashing your preferences”…I have to assume it returns all your Cubase preferences back to default settings.
I was still confused, about your violin(s) I had thought you said, it was just the violins, then thought ALL tracks, then just the violins that are the problem only.
You could still try Windows ‘System Restore’ back to a time when everything was working fine…you probably know that it can always be reversed if it doesn’t help.
Another long shot thought…I was wondering if your hard drive is going whacky on you??? Ram going bad???
What does Windows performance tell you? Do you have any disk spikes, memory spikes? The same with the Cubase Performance Meter, what does this tell you?