I am having a bit of an issue with mixing down projects at the moment, in that they never seem to mix down perfectly.https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=110969&p=607917#p607917
By that, i mean that there is always at least one very minor/slight anomaly (like a pop) sound. This is very subtle and you wouldn’t notice on a casual listen but if you really listen with headphones you can hear it.
I am sure it is not a performance issue as i can playback the projects with no issues whatsoever and in my latest project the vst performance bar barely goes above 20% at the most and the real time bar doesn’t go above a few percent!
These “anomalies” do not sound like performance/buffer related spikes or anything like that and they are never very loud. They can appear at any time and at different points on a different mix down (ie they are not repeatable). Often they will be on a section that has very little going on as well.
I have tried so many things (all sleep/power saving settings off for USB/CPU/DRIVES etc, bought the AC adapter for my USB audio interface so that never loses power etc) and i just can’t think of any more.
It only seems to be when mixing down (realtime or not) and sometimes there might only be one of these “pops” in a whole 4 minute track but I just never seem to be able to get a perfect mix down!
Can anyone give me any tips or things to try to eliminate this? Has anyone else experienced similar?
I am using Cubase 8.5.2, Windows 10, a 5820k at 4.3ghz and 32gb ram with a UAC-2 audio interface , ALL SSD’s ( no hard disks connected), no wifi (internet connected via ethernet), for reference. My projects are usually all VST’s - Play, Vienna and Kontakt libraries.