I recently upgraded from Cubase Essential to Cubase 6.5. I’m running it on a HP i7 laptop with Windows 7. I use the Ci2+ USB interface.
Cubase Essential operated flawlessly for me, but I’m having issues with intermittent audio stuttering since the upgrade. This will happen with modest projects with only a couple audio tracks and two instances of Halion Sonic SE, so I know it’s not CPU or memory overload. Those performance monitors don’t show much activity (though I just realized I didn’t check them for “spikes” when stuttering occurs. Not sure if that would matter.)
The only thing I did that seemed to solve the problem immediately was lowering the latency in the control panel. But after a few hours, the problem returned. Lowering the latency even more didn’t help and only introduced unpleasant crackling. Increasing the latency didn’t make it noticeably better or worse.
I can’t remember if Cubase essential only runs in 32 bit? Maybe that’s the problem, since I’m now running in 64 bit.
I just have a couple third party plug-ins: Addictive Drums (demo) and Lazysnake, but I don’t think those are the problem.
I only have modest recording needs. I’ll be using Halion SonicSE for most of my sounds, so it should be running smoothly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!