Brand new PC, and I’m getting some really bad audio drop outs in Cubase 6.0.7. Spec:
AMD FX8320 8-Core
Windows 7 Pro
Dynamode 3 Firewire card
NVIDIA GeForce 210 video card
Digidesign 002 rack interface
Basically, I just upgraded my computer to get more DSP power with the idea of updating other things as money allows (DAW, soundcard, video card, RAM etc.)
The probably is very specific, so hopefully someone can advise. If I play back audio in windows media player, it’s fine. Also plays back smoothly in Pro Tools. Also randomly, it plays back fine if you audition it in the import audio dialogue in Cubase, the VSTis are providing flawless audio, and I can even make recordings as clean as a whistle. It is specifically playback of audio tracks where the problem lies, even with just one mono track playing a short, unprocessed bit of audio. I get a rhythmic popping that gets quicker at lower buffer sizes. On the performance meter, the red “peak” light is on constantly, but very little is registering within the meter itself.
So far, I’ve tried:
Rolling back to Firewire “(legacy)” driver
Numerous 002/003 drivers
Trashing Cubase prefs
Toggling all Asio settings in Cubase
Trying different sample rates
Taking out all peripherals
Probably some other stabs in the dark I’ve forgotten.
I also did most of the recommended Windows optimisations for audio before I installed Cubase.
I weirdly got a similar issue in Pro Tools to start with, but at some stage trying to fix things for Cubase, Pro Tools mended itself - possibly when I rolled back the Firewire driver.
So brand new computer, running a soundcard and DAW that are a few years old.
It would be unbelievable if someone could help. I’m really scratching my head now. Totally out of ideas!!