I’m getting random dropouts on playback. Here’s my system:
Cubase 6 & Wavelab 7
Intel Q6700 2.67GHz
4 GB RAM Mushkin Redline 5-5-5-12
Asus Maximus formula
ATI 4670 GPU
W7 64 bit
MR816CSX, MR816X, CC121
Tonight, I’ll try DPC Latency checker and some of the other recommendations on this thread. I’d appreciate it if a Steinberg mod would chime in and give more specific info about disabling devices in device manager (like the order of devices to try and how far to go) and other tweaks. In the mod-written thread, I can’t read the linked threads that are in German and I can’t find the equivalent threads in English because the website keeps locking up when I try.
I don’t believe that the onboard firewire is a problem as this same PC has run an n12 flawlessly for 2 years under XP 32 bit. I do remember needing to tweak the firewire setup to get the n12 running but I don’t remember the tweak. I’ll mill around looking for that tonight.
In my case, it just appears to be a playback dropout issue. I recorded 16 tracks on the CSX/X combo, mixed in Cubase, mastered in Wavelab to 44.1/16 WAV. When I play the master with Cubase, Wavelab or Media Player, I get random dropourts, but if I move the mastered file to another PC, it plays without dropouts. One last issue - the Maximus Formula ships with a PCI-e soundcard and I had it in place when loading W7, but I did not install the drivers. I’m wondering if I should uninstall that sound card…