Submitted the below as a Support Request ~2 months ago and haven’t heard back so thought i’d try here as its driving me insane and Steinberg aren’t helping.
A Cubase 9.5 project (8 audio tracks, 3 VST instruments) that was working fine a couple of days ago is now maxing out the Average Load after resetting my PC and reinstalling Cubase. If I disable every track/VST so it is just a stereo mixdown, it is at ~40%, and with the Master plugins removed it is at 20%. An empty project is around 10%.
I have tried everything on the Steinberg website, as well as disabling the “suspend vst 3 plug-in processing when no audio signals are received” and re-enabling it. I have tried everything I can find online. I have also downloaded the free trial of Cubase Pro 11, in order to use the Latency monitoring on the MixConsole, but the maximum showing is 4.2ms.
CPU is an Intel Core i7 6700K s1151 4.0G,
Focusrite 2i2 (2nd Gen) Firmware: 1051, Driver: 4.65.5
Version of eLicenser Control Center: 220.127.116.111
What could cause a CPU load in an empty project?
Any help would be appreciated immensely.