Hi - I recently got Cubase 6.5 for OS X 10.7 and I’ve noticed I don’t get particularly good performance on my Mac Pro (dual quad-cores and 8GB of RAM). With < 10 tracks containing audio and VSTs, the VST performance meter occasionally hits red and I hear crackles / pops on playback. The VSTs are things like DIVA, Omnisphere, PianoTeq, and DCAM Amber.
As a comparison, I loaded up the same sort of template and session in Ableton Live and Studio One v2 and they were nowhere near the CPU load that Cubase’s meter was showing. Everything running at 128 buffer size.
Wondering if anybody had some advice on how to optimize Cubase on my Mac?