I have Mac Pro
S X 10.9.4
Processor: 2 x 3.06 Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon
Memory: 64 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
I’m using East West libraries (through PLAY) as my VST.
I’m using the built-in audio driver/system in the mac.
I set up a project in Cubase with several East West tracks. Every so often, all the audio will die for a few seconds. The VST Performance meter starts clipping. I even may randomly get the loading “beach-ball” cursor icon and Cubase will stop responding.
In my project, I have about 45 different instances of PLAY through instrument tracks. Each has probably about 3-10 different instruments loaded. So, roughly about 150 PLAY instruments loaded into about 30 instances. I’m dealing with orchestra samples, and have been trying to do everything through expression maps and keep it at one track per instrument. Does Cubase preform better having, say, 5 tracks/instances with one instrument each, or should it be fine handling one track with many instruments loaded? How about Instrument vs MIDI tracks; is there a performance difference there?
If not, what should my ideal Cubase settings be to prevent this?
it’s just that (as you can see from my specs above) my computer is fully loaded with all the RAM it could have and Cubase is still acting up. It may be that I’m pushing it a bit too far, but you could say I was just trying to see how far it could go, and honestly, it’s not as far as I was hoping.