Playback problems Cubase Elements 10, tempo playing at fraction of stated tempo

Hello Community:

I am a total Cubase noob. I am trying to learn this fascinating and seemingly powerful software. I have a problem that I can’t find support for anywhere on the web:

  • I have loaded VST instruments and set my track tempo to 120 bpm. HOWEVER, the track plays at a fraction of the stated 120 bpm tempo, the VST sounds are distorted and transposed incredibly low.

Basic System Info:
OS: Windows 10 Professional
CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core
RAM: T-Force DDR4 CL14 3200Mhz RAM, 32GB

I think I should have a powerful enough PC to run the program, but something isn’t set right and I need to know how to fix it.

Help Please!


Make sure the Project’s Sample Rate matches your Audio Device Sample Rate.

Also try to increase your Audio Device Buffer Size, please.

How does it sound, if you Export Audio Mixdown?

Hey Martin:

Thank you for your reply! It turns out that my windows settings for my headphones was at 16000 where the project was at 48k. When I adjusted my headphones up to 48, it worked just fine and I am producing music now. Thank you for your help. I’m sure there will be more questions I have as I try more difficult tasks.