Ive got a project that has about 10 midi tracks, feeding Halion 3 and a couple of other VST’s. All plays fine and no issues with dropouts etc.
I have 3 audio tracks. Two guitars and a bass track. The moment I duplicated the Bass track the CPU meter maxed out, as did the one underneath it. This was without me playing anything. I let it sit for about 10mins and nothing changed. Obviously i had no sound, although i could see a few midi inductors flashing when the play head was moving… Deleting the audio did nothing, i had to delete the tracks. Adding them back caused the same thing. Other projects were fine.
I then turned ASIO guard to high (it was on Norm) and that fixed it. At least now I know.
What i cant understand is what everything maxed out like that, without me even playing the track.
My normal latency is around 4ms using the Focurite drivers an do dont have any issues with playing back much larger projects.
Just want to know if this is normal. I see people use 100’s of tracks, mine is very modest in comparison.