I have delay when playing!

Every time I using my CI2 cubase AI5 i get a delay when in monitoring the sound Im playing. When playing in clean it’s fine and I can hear the playback purfectly. I can’t get any of the effects to work and when they do it’s delayed and very off putting.
I feel I want to return the product to the factory settings where it worked fine. I dont know what happened to it or why it’s doing it.
Any help would be great.

Check your ASIO driver and buffer setting. You may have done something that caused the ASIO driver to revert to the generic instead of your sound card’s driver. The size of the buffer may have also increased creating an unnecessarily large latency.

Make sure Direct Monitoring is disabled.