I’ve had Cubase about a month now, switched from Sonar. The past week or two however is when I started loading in heavier sessions or actual sessions. From the multitude of DAWs I’ve tested, I haven’t seen this behavior yet where on a modest session for example, Cubase reaches its limit FAST.
The same exact setup, about 12 tracks, with about 2-3 plugins (typical Slate, bx, Fabfilter stuff) on each track and 6 on the master track essentially maxes out Cubase compared to the same session in Sonar, it’s may be about 20% i.e. plenty of power left over. If I add any more plugins to the Cubase session, it will start to crackle and pop and drop out. The Cubase Performance meter in Cubase shows a maxed out “average-load” which some have mentioned relates more to ASIO.
Computer built & streamlined by ADK
i7 3930K overclocked (nice, decent power)
Win 10, x64
I’ve tried everything I could think of:
- Multicore processing On/Off
- To cover all bases, I even tried the Generic Driver. As well as Asio4All.
- I’ve tried every permutation regarding ASIO guard, On/Off, its various level settings. Gets worse with it off or not on “high.”
- Tried 32-bit, no difference.
- Steinberg Power Scheme On/Off
- I’ve tried core parking. Tried the opposite and ensured no parking.
- I’ve tried every buffer setting for my Lynx ASIO driver (normally I work at 512 or 1024). Oddly, at super high buffers as well as super low buffers, it gets worse.
- I’ve tried with and without OC’ing
- With and without power saving states + BIOS tweaks, etc.
Win Task Manager doesn’t show anything aberrations in CPU. Back to the ASIO issue idea.
DPC Latency checker was normal.
Work-around would be good, but there’s obviously something going wrong here. I get on Sonar and it’s remarkable how much power is left and I can freely mix without thinking about that nonsense. Would love to get to the bottom of this as I am really liking Cubase.