Again, I’m having audio dropouts so often it’s impossible to get any work done.
My interface is a pair of Delta 1010 PCI cards with breakout boxes. I’m running Cubase 9.0.3
Actually, they have never completely quit over the last couple years, but for months at a time they’ll become uncommon enough that I can work effectively. Then suddenly they come back with a vengeance. It happens during recording or playback with equal frequency, and is often accompanied by a cryptic error box saying “Rcording Error:Too many tracks recording”, even though I’m only recording one track. (Seriously, Steinberg, can’t you code meaningful error messages?)
I had a thread on this topic awhile ago, but now I can’t find it. Steinberg has an article on the subject, but it attributes the problem to bad NVidia video drivers, which I don’t even have (my system uses Intel drivers).
I’ve tried purging my prefs - somestimes it seems to help for awhile, other times not. I’ve tried turning off all startup routines I don’t need. I’ve tried uninstalling Adobe Reader (thinking its persistant “updater”, which can’t be uninstalled or disabled, might be the culprit.)
I can’t remember for sure, but I don’t think this ever happened with any 32-bit versions. Oh how I wish I could go back to Nuendo 2.0. It never gave me any problems, and ran way faster than any subsequent versions (I upgraded Nuendo through N5, then switched to Cubase 6). But of course each new version included features that I got accustomed to using.
I’ve accumulated quite a collection of plugins. Is it possible one of them is the problem (even if I’m not actually using it in a project)?
I’ve tried LatencyMon, and spent a lot of hours trying to understand what it was telling me, mostly without success. It seems to say I have a high “Hard pagefault resolution time”, but I can’t figure out what might be causing that. It also sometimes shows a high “interrupt-to-process latency” but doesn’t tell me what process(es) is having the issue. (FYI, I started it running about 10 minutes ago, and so far it shows no problems, and says my system is “suitable for realtime audio without dropouts”. Meanwhile, Cubase recording and or playback ‘stutters’ continuously while LatecyMon is running.)
Just about a year ago I upgraded my system to a 1TB Solid State drive, doubled my RAM to 16GB, And did a clean install of Windows. What an incredible pain that was! Took me weeks to get the system configured again to my liking, AND it had no effect on the audio drop-out problem.