I’m new to Cubase as of a couple months ago. I’m working on a song with only about seven tracks on it. I’m also on a performance gaming rig with an i7 4960X 3.6GHz and 64GB of RAM, as well as the latest WD Black performance hard drives.
I’m noticing that if I enable record on a track at this point, playback (not even recording, but playback) will pause unexpectedly and resume, rinse, repeat.
I’ve frozen everything I can see to freeze in terms of instrument and audio tracks.
I do have several tracks which are based in Kontakt. However, neither the MIDI tracks controlling the parts, nor the audio output tracks for those parts have a freeze option.
Is there any way to lighten the CPU load by freezing/bouncing those Kontakt-based tracks? (Bounce is apparently only for audio and instrument, which makes no sense to me, given how Kontakt is handled. You should be able to freeze a track from a multi-timbral instrument like Kontakt or Addictive Drums.
I’d swear there’s a way, but if there is, I’m not seeing it.
Please help? Thanks!
(Also, why does having record enabled suck that much more CPU? If record is disabled everywhere, it’s fine. I have been very impressed with Cubase Pro until starting to run into some limitations I’d have expected with FL Studio, rather than the flagship standard DAW.)