Hello all, and thank you in advance for your help!
Not sure if my issue is hardware or software related. I have the Presonus Firestudio Project which came with CuBase LE4 software, I’m running it on a PC laptop with Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit I believe), I have 3GB of RAM and a 2.3GHZ processor, both higher than CuBase requires. Running the FireWire connection through the Express Card slot. I have optimized the laptop for recording, I have defragged the hard drive, “tuned up” the registry, downloaded the latest drivers available, set the disk preload to 6 seconds (maximum) and set audio priority to “Very High” (maximum), and still whenever trying to record from the Firestudio, CuBase arbitrarily freezes during recording, in a different spot every time (sometimes after a few seconds, sometimes several minutes). If I change my device settings to record through the built-in mic jack on the laptop I have no issues whatsoever (records for 35 minutes straight without issue), but when I switch back to the Firestudio all goes to pot. It will be recording then suddenly hang up for a second or two, then when it starts up again it is in playback mode. I cannot record directly through the mic jack because, among other reasons, I will lose my track seperation.
I should also mention that I am trying to record drum tracks, I have 6 line-level signals (from a larger mixer) going into the Firestudio, none are clipping or even close to it. I also have the laptop & Firestudio in close proximity to the drum kit (pretty much next to the floor tom) so I can control it while recording my tracks. I have no idea if any of this even matters, but wanted to throw it out there anyway.
Anyone have any advice?