I had this problem with a new PC running Windows 8. Plenty of juice in the system, but Cubase was constantly letting out weird little crackles.
I tried everything, and eventually tracked the issue down to the various network wi-fi services. All that stuff.
As you’ll know, it is a major hassled remembering to do them all manually.
So, I have a present for any of you with this problem. I can’t promise it will work, but it does for me.
I made two tiny little programs, which I have on my taskbar, one before the Cubase icon, and one after.
- “Lee’s Antedaw” is merely a little program that executes this code:
net stop “lanmanworkstation”
net stop “netprofm”
net stop “NlaSvc”
net stop “dhcp”
net stop “Netman”
net stop “nsi”
net stop “wwansvc”
net stop “wlansvc”
netsh interface set interface “Wi-Fi” admin=disable
- “Lee’s Postdaw” switches all these services back on, after you have finished making your future hits:
net start “netprofm”
net start “NlaSvc”
net start “dhcp”
net start “Netman”
net start “nsi”
net start “wwansvc”
net start “wlansvc”
net start “lanmanworkstation”
netsh interface set interface “Wi-Fi” admin=enable
IMPORTANT: you need to make sure that your wi-fi internet connection is named “Wi-Fi” for these applications to work.
IMPORTANT: Before you use the programs, right click on them and select properties. Under “Compatibility”, make sure you check the box to run them as an admin.
DISCLAIMER: These are provided free of charge. I made them privately for myself, but found them so handy I wanted to make them available to my fellow brother and sister musicians. So, use at your own risk. I am not a techie, and WILL NOT provide support if you f##k up your system after using these.
However - the entire code contained in the exe files is pasted above . if you don’t understand what this will do to your system, DON’T USE THEM.
If they work for you, show me some love by visiting my band at http://www.gosatta.com, or even buying our music through our record company http://emerald-and-doreen.com/ (we’ll be putting out our first EP with them in October 2014)
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