I have Cubase and Logic Pro X. On Logic, a good, 50-instrument project (with East West VSTs loaded) plays perfectly fine (my Logic Pro audio buffer size has always been 128, and I’ve never needed to boost it).
In Cubase, with a nearly identical project, I can’t get a sound at a buffer size of 128 apart from laggy stutters. Boosting to 256 doesn’t help. Nor 512. In fact, I usually have to set Cubase to a 2048 buffer size to get a playback that I can work with. Meanwhile, in Logic, everything is flawless at 128.
The load time for PLAY is also lightning fast in Logic, while it is several times slower in Cubase, and gets slower and slower the more I load into the project.
So, clearly, there is something terribly wrong with Cubase when it comes to using PLAY on a mac. Again, everything is fine in Logic, so my computer can handle it. Cubase, for whatever reason, cannot. Any ideas? Am I missing something here?