the symptoms of my problem are probably nothing new, yet the root of it might be:
Whenever I turn on playback of an arrangement in Cubase, arbitrary noises and crackles
appear PLUS quite often some wav-files in the arrangement are simply not played
and left out. One time the overhead-mic track are not playing, then the snare etc.,
arbitray as well. The noises are not on the wav-files themselves, the noises appear on different
spots every time. This problem only occurs during playback in Cubase; when I play music
or any other media in Windows explorer the sound is fine. The problem occurs on any
project I open, no matter how big the arrangement or files are.
Here’s what I tried so far, all without success/no solution of the problem:
- Increasing buffer size in ASIO to maximum.
- Disabling CPU core parking.
- Checking the clock source. It’s internal (Big Ben).
- Tried defragging the harddrives.
- Deleted the .peak-files in the images folder of the project.
- Turned off any VST-Plugins.
- While Cubase is open there are no other unnecessary programs running that could affect
the PC’s performance.
I HAVE ONE CLUE what it could be though, but I still don’t know how or why:
Everything worked perfectly and I didn’t have any problems with my current system configuration,
until I moved the projects over to a new harddrive and used the new harddrive as source.
But I dont know how this could cause these noises,since this new harddrive is a SATA600
connected to a USB 3.0 port with a writing speed up to 60 MB/s.
Here’s my system:
- Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
- Intel Quad-Core CPU
- 8 GB of Ram
- For mixing at home I use the soundcard of my mainboard.
- Cubase 5
- Cubase in installed on C:, the wav-files and projects are on a different harddrive.
Someone please help me! Thanks.