1 - Downloaded Cubase pro 8.5 (Mac) from my steinberg account;
2 - Installed Cubase pro 8.5
3 - Plugged in usb licenser (previously loaded with activation key on windows)
4 - Launched Cubase 8.5
5 - Downloaded demo song “eight reasons” (from steinberg website) and started playing;
Result: macbook started to become very hot and fan kicked on overdrive in less than 30 second of play.
6 - Launched activity monitor;
5 - CPU readings were as high as 121%;
7 - The difference between activity monitor reading with and without AC is around 10-20%.
When checking readings from performance meter inside Cubase i could notice only almost 20% (max) load while the activity monitor as giving 120%. Meaning to say i still needed to duplicate 3 times the same arrangement(tracks plus effects) so i could overload the performance meter in cubase.
8 - Further notes:
The computer only does that when I run Cubase pro 8.5;
I tried with trial version of cubase elements 8 and no issue like that occurred;
10 - This scenario involved following 4 products:
a) Apple products:
Macbook pro retina 15" (mid 2015), intel quad i7, 2.5 GHZ, 16GB, 500GB SSD, 2GB video card.
OS X El Captain version 10.11.3
b) Steinberg products:
Cubase Pro 8.5; and
Please help me because I have used the same software on Asus with windows 10 and no apparent issue occured.
I’m quite disappointed with the very same issues - cubase seems to run quite bad on my MacBook Pro retina too - hoping for some kind of fix. It seems graphic related to me. People I talk to say logic and pro tools run very good on the same machine. Sorry but yeah it’s the same here.
New user here, well I have just downloaded a demo of Cubase Pro 8.5.
I would be interested to know if your still having these problems. I have ben using Logic since 2009 and there is a bug in that that has been present since about 2011 i think and i get bad CPU spikes in certain situations when using a VST instrument as a mult out instrument. I have a very powerful mac though only get one core (thread) spiking when pretty much all others are nearly idle or at very low usage, the problem is become such a pain I have started to look else where. I have tried to find the demo song that was listed in this thread to try myself but I can not seem to find where I download them from, so was wondering if you still are having these problems as they sound similar to what I have in Logic.
I found the solution for your problem yesterday. Go to application, find cubase icon and right click on it. Select get info from the menu. Once a windows pops up select “low resolution”. I have been able to run huge projects at 32 samples and 48khz after doing this. And also no more CPU performance spikes.
At 96khz I could run at 64 samples. I was using a Motu audio express with firewire cable and thunderbolt adapter to connect to the mac.