- Create empty project
- Import audio track via media center (mp3 convrted to 16bit WAV file) I do not believe the mp3 to wav conversion from within wavelab elements has any bearing on thsi as other audio files are impacted… No plugins or instruments loaded. Purely audio edit function environment.
- Manually cut audio stem using scissor tool (creating several audio parts ie 10).
- Create new audio tracks, by dragging the edit audio parts to different tracks.
- Playback different audio track individually, with other tacks muted.
Result Hard drive disk cache load (Blue level indicator) spikes to max out. Holds for a few sconds.
Initially audio playback will last for about 2-3 seconds until looping.
As soon as pressing number lock [END] key to return to start of project disk cache indicator maxes out.
Audio will drop out at start of playback, 4-5 second disk cacheload holds at max, audio may not start until many seconds later (from several to 10 seconds), making audio editing impossible to use.
Tried new project using a different drive with audio on another internal data drive, same outcome.
This is new to 8.5 and was not present in 8.0.3 release.
Hard drive is functioning perfectly fine. Checked same audio stems, once edited and exported to another DAW environment (NI Maschine) on same system and OS setup. Everything plays back without any glitching or audio loss.
Attempted new project in Cubase 8.5 with importing audio stems used in Maschine test. Again audio drop out.
Checked audio hard drive, only 50% full and defragmented (did this just incase).
Would appear there is an issue with C8.5 with audio playback.
Windows 10 x64 official with latest updates installed (no choice).
Cubase 8.5Pro x64
CPU i7 2.66ghz
Ram 12gb @ 1066mhz
Hard drive array
OS Drive 120 GB SSD OCZ
Audio Drive 150GB Western digitalD Raptor 10,000 RPM
Data Drive 500GB SSD Samsung850Pro
Other drives; 2TB WD Black and 640GB WD Black.
Interface RME Fireface 800 [latest drivers]
Please note I DO NOT believe there is anything in the background that is impacting performance as other daws and cubase 8.0.3 work perfectly.