Recently, I recorded a new project from scratch. That means drums, bass, guitars, vocals, synths, etc etc. Since I use Cubase 6.5, my settings were, ofcourse, changed to FLAC files in the background and everything worked fine!
Until the moment I had to use VariAudio on some vocal parts. All of a sudden I had dropouts. Entire parts were not being played and I couldn’t figure out, why not?
So I searched on the forums and I found the question about Freezing tracks and some people said it was because of FLAC. So I checked my problems a bit more focused this time and found that the Drive Cache was overloaded, everytime I used VariAudio or something else (HD?) intensive. When I changed it all to WAV, problems went away and mixing was becoming fun again!
So now my question: I’m recording/mixing on a QuadCore 2,4 gHz Intel Processor, 4GB ram and 2x 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM disks. What is the problem with FLAC? Is it the HD’s? Is it the CPU? Combination of?
I hope somebody can shed some light on this issue. I wrote down the issue exceptionally detailed, so other people with the same problem can find my topic AND the answers, hopefully!