I have a rather annoying problem. I use Cubase 6.03 live on gigs, where I use a midi controller to control some vst’s (DiscoDSP, Legacy Cell, Wavestation and HALion sonic SE). Furthermore I have a lowpass and a highpass filter on the master insert and a delay plugin on the Legacy Cell channel.
Through automation a have made a setup that mutes or unmutes the different vst’s and also changes the programs when I select the next marker. All markers are named as the songs in our set, so all I have to to is to choose a marker and Cubase will change my sounds and I’m ready to play the song by just clicking one button on my controller. Oh yeah, almost forgot, I also have a arrangertrack setup, so I can make different sets by changing the arranger chain, in the same project file. It’s pretty great and used to work like a charm.
But reasently Cubase has started to “lag” at some point. Sometimes after only a few minutes after booting. What happens is that suddenly some serious latency-effect occours. Especially if I play many notes at the same time. If I hit a 3 or 4 note chord it will play the notes at very different times.
Also I can see the meters on the mixer in Cubase also start to be slobby and slow when this occours.
I’m pretty sure, that it’s not a buffer related problem, but I don’t have any idea as to what causes this. It’s something that just happened all of a sudden and I haven’t changed anything on the pc. It went from working to not working without me doing anything (that I’m aware of at least).
I’m running an audio optimized Vista 32bit on a 4GB Ram, 7400rpm HDD, 2,53 GHz Intel dual core. Asio4all driver.
The best solution so far is to restart Cubase, but that’s not optimal when playing a concert.
Do you have any ideas as to what I can do? Is there anything that I should reinstall, update or anything?