First thing first, English is not my native tongue, so forgive me for any unintentional mistakes.
As the subject says, I’m getting unexpected high readings with the VST meter when I load as much as one instance of a VSTi plugin. Here are my system’s specs:
Cubase Pro, 9.5.10
Windows 7 64 bit, Asus mobo /w intel 4 gen i5, 32 Gb RAM, hd 4800 Radeon 512 Mo videocard, Tascam US16x08 audi interface.
This system is not connected to the Internet. The Cubase Power Scheme is activiated, as well as the 64 bit floating point processing. All latest drivers are installed, of course.
The problem is even more present with Arturia’s Buchkla Easel or Roland Cloud’S Jupiter-8. With these, the meter goes up to 20-25% with only one instance. Nothing else is loaded, no VST FX, MIDI plugins, nothing. If I play a 3 note chord on the Easel, the meter goes to almost 50% and stays there even if I released the keys. Also the VST meter shows a red vertical line at its far right. So you can imagine how limiting this can be when you want to create even a basic arrangement. I really don’t know what to tweak to correct this or what physical component to blame and remplace. I thought I got a great budget system, but it’s failing me right now.
Please help, any constructive tips from a savvy uyser would be greatly appreciated.