I use Cubase 8 Artist as my main DAW. I record in it and use it as a host for VST Instruments such as the ones that come with Cubase or from third party Companies like Native Instruments. Because I write, produce, record and mix my music all by myself all those tasks become intertwined which is my ideal workflow. This way I can switch between activities which helps me keep perspective.
This however causes my Highend PC to produce a high latency output of all the Virtual Instruments as my Projects often have several plugins active during the process. I’ve read up on latency in the internet and it seems that my Presonus Audiobox USB Interface isn’t exactly the most effective solution to my setup. Some say I just need a better USB interface like a Steinberg UR22mkII, others tell me to get a DSP based system.
Right now the latency is way too high. Cubase itself states that the output latency should be at around 2.49 ms but I and my Girlfriend (who isn’t even a musician) percieve it to be way higher.
What are your thoughts? Like I said, my PC it pretty fast:
i7 3.6 GHz 8 Core (4 Virtual) - 16 GB Ram - Windows 10 64 bit
Thanks in advance