I still run Cubase 8.5 Pro with a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Generation 2 interface.
I am getting constant and sporadic glitches with the CPU spiking to 100% on projects which are otherwise only loaded to 30% CPU usage. It’s unpleasant at best, although realistically, not usable in a creative way due to the constant disruptions from spikes.
I have tried all the different ASIO Guard settings, including off. System runs plenty of RAM on a quality Mobo from Asus with a decent quad core CPU. machine runs just SSD’s - three of them.
Cubase resource monitor shows CPU averaging 30% and disk activity not even registering on the indicator.
Everything is up to date, latest patches on Cubase 8.5 Pro. All VSTs are up to date. Windows 10 is up to date as are all drivers.
So, is Cubase 9 Pro likely to fix this? Has any real progress been made on the basic audio engine in Cubase with the new release?
Is anyone else using the same Focusrite interface successfully? If so, on what spec of computer?
I’m tearing my hair out here trying to work out what is causing these glitches, and I don’t want to waste £80 on Cubase 9 Pro unless it will improve this situation noticeably,