I am replacing my old studio set up and have invested in Cubase Elements 9 with a view to upgrading to a more capable version once I have become familiar with it. I have installed Cubase with all of the default settings and it is running with a sample rate of 44.1KHz.
I am running Windows 8.1 with:
An Intel Core2 Quad CPU at 2.4GHz
2 GB RAM DDR2 @ 400MHz
I am using a PCI format M-Audio Delta 44 with the latest drivers to provide the interface … (not sure what would be a suitable replacement atm)
The problem is that I am experiencing random audio drop out on playback, even with only one audio track playing. Looking at the resource monitor, the drop out always occurs when this file is accessed…\system32\drivers\rdbss.sys … at which point the disk usage rises to maximum. I have tried adjusting the latency to the 100ms but the drop out still occurs.
So, my questions are, Is this a buffering issue ? Is it a problem that can be overcome ? If so, can anyone suggest what I need to change/adjust/replace ?