I am working with a Lynx Aurora 16, Cubase 7.5.20, and a Mac Pro 12core and 20gb of RAM. Also I am using a UAD - 8core PCIe Card.
I am running into the following problem:
I have been working on a Project with about 40 tracks (only audiofiles and no midi, 2 plugins in two places from steinberg, the rest is UAD plugins). And as I got to the end of the Mixing it started to appear digital clipping and noise as if from a old Radio, so I could not finish my work until today. I have been going through forums and did a lot of research. What I see happening is that the CPU randomly goes in overload. If I watch the “activity monitor” on the mac. I constantly see, especially while playing of course, that the CPU goes on up to 130% on the Cubase. While the “memory” /RAM stays within 1.64 gb of usage. I have noticed skipping and the loading sign more than usual in the last couple of days. I don’t know if this was like the “warning sign”…
What I have tried so far:
I uninstalled all programs. And Reinstalled starting from Cubase 7.0 and every upgrade tried again to open the project and see if it improved. It did not. Also opened a new project with one audio track and no plugins. The “Activity monitor” shows OVER 30% Cubase load… really? That does not seem normal to me….
So I kind of figured the problem here. But I can’t understand how to solve it.
I also went to utility and repaired permissions about 1 million times.
Uninstalled first of all Clean my mac, (which most forums suggested) and I took away all preference files from Library folder……
I really don’t know what else I can do.
Any Ideas anyone?
We wrote to Steinberg support already but did not get an answer either.
I could possibly call Steinberg since I know German I could call them, but since it seems quite a complex problem I would like to avoid a 150min or longer talk (since it costs 1.50SFR per minute!)