Ive been going back and forth with Steinberg/Yamaha support for over 2 months now, and it appears this is a dead end with not even a possible solution date or any helpful information at all. Not sure why 10/10.5 is available for purchase if this issue is known and unresolved.
Support advised me to come post in this area because “developers and staff watch it”, so here we go again.
The ASIO dropouts continue, and Ive rebuilt this system TWICE and gone through categorical, item by item analysis until I can rule out ANY other factors other than internal cubase/ASIO performance.
Ive stripped EVERYTHING from this PC, disabled defender and placed exceptions, and removed anything non windows-default software, and tested all audio and MIDI devices exhaustively for signal issues or processing issues. This system is as clean as any you might find. I even bought a newer gen3 focusrite 8i6 to test and improve fidelity, and it changes nothing about the ASIO issue.
–Blank project, 1 instrument, random audio dropouts. Sometimes hours of no dropouts. Yay, it’s solved! SURPRISE, , no it isnt. Nothing in the background. NOTHING. External CPU monitors show 10-25% usage.
–Filled project, 10 tracks with many instruments and FX, same likelyhood of dropouts. No more, no less.
–Other DAWs? NI Maschine2 direct? Every single independent instrument by itself, OUTSIDE the cubase VST environment gives me zero trouble. I can produce inside Maschine2 for days without even hitting 50% CPU using any ASIO or audio interface.
–INSIDE Cubase, any ASIO Guard setting, any CPU priority, any audio config or buffer level Ive tried, results in the same.
And if some… person comes in again here to ask me if I’ve checked my buffer settings, I may react quite badly. Anyone have any… additional details on the ASIO realtime spike issue?