I’m new to this forum and this is my first posting.
I have two problems that I’d like some feedback on. One software and one hardware.
I’m going to include them in the same posting, and I apologise if I’ve broken any rules.
I have also spent some time going through the forum looking for these topics, but couldn’t
find anything; again I apologise if there are answers on here that I have missed.
No 1. SOUNDCARD PROBLEM
I have an M-Audio 24/96 soundcard that produces dreadful noise/interference when I use Cubase 6. It’s even worse when I use the internet, and sounds almost like a chip pan
When I move the cursor around the screen this also generates all sorts of strange static
sounds, which I never experienced on my previous computer which also had an M-Audio 24/96 soundcard which was crystal clear and silent.
Obviously I have the latest driver installed and have tried various different buffer settings,
all to no avail. I’ve checked all the various cables throughout my monitoring system,
speakers etc, and they’re all fine.
I also tried ASIO4ALL, but that made no difference.
I’ve had the computer for 5 months now, and it’s been like this since day one. When I
finished my first track on Cubase 6, exported it to a final mix WAV file and played it on other systems, the noise still appears, although a lot quieter, but still unacceptable.
No 2. CUBASE 6 PROBLEM
I upgraded to Cubase 6 two and a half months ago. I started working on it and everything
was fine. Got my first track finished, with no problems, then started work on a new track,
and all was well until just over 2 weeks ago; when every 30 to 60 seconds, short gaps of silence started to occur while playing back the track.
These gaps also appear when the track is not playing back and I am playing a VST
instrument. It does this with all VST instruments.
It seems to me that it is some problem with streaming from the hard drive.
I checked the VST performance meter; ASIO is barely registering, and the disk meter doesn’t register at all. I’m hardly using any CPU power.
The version of Cubase is legit, I have the dongle installed, registered the software with Steinberg and followed all the instructions as far as I can tell.
I would be extremely grateful for any advice that anyone on the forum can provide.
Thank you very much in advance.
INTA AUDIO Barebones PC
INTEL E5700 Dual Core 3.0ghz, ASUS P5G41T DDR3 Motherboard, 4GB Ram,
2 Physical Hard Drives, both SATA 7200RPM, M-Audio 24/96 PCI Soundcard,
Windows 7 Premium 32 bit, Cubase 6, plus 6.5 update.