I have been a long term Cubase user from way back in the original VST days.
My current setup is as follows:
Cubase 9.5 Pro
2 x 256SSD disks (one for windows the other for cubase and plugins)
Absolute 3 Vsti’s
RME Raydat PCIe audio interface mated to a Behringer ADA8200 preamps and outputs
Windows 7 Pro
Using built in graphics - Intel HD4600
I have done a completely new reinstall of everything so everything is fresh.
As far as I am aware everything is up to date.
The problem is I can only run Cubase at 512 samples (at 44.1khz) if I want to run more than one Vsti at once.
Anything lower and it just spikes continuously.
At 32 samples (which the RME can handle), it’s idling real time cpu (F12) is around 30% and when I hit play it just spikes continuously.
Yet when I do a ctrl alt delete and look at the resource monitor when it’s playing , it’s only around 30% and lowers to 20% ish when stopped.
Am I expecting too much from my machine, or is there something wrong?
Would be interested in your thoughts as at the moment I can’t have more than one vsti playing without having to freeze the previous one and play one live otherwise the latency is too large for me to play my drums and piano accurately enough.
Any help would be much appreciated.