I am experiencing a strange issue with my newly setup Cubase 9 pro installation on a custom Mac and was wondering if anyone here has experienced something similar as well. I recently upgraded from 8.5 with which I had no issues whatsoever…
I get random audio spikes that almost blow out my ears when they occur. I hear an extreme static noise which lasts a few seconds and usually decays shortly after.
So far I was unable to narrow the problem down sufficiently to say it only occurs under particular circumstances.
It usually occurs well into the session seemingly at random. When it happens, I can see the meters of the first VEP 6 channel in the Cubase meter all the way up in red without moving. Same with the output. In addition, sometimes after it occurs I can only play back on a single channel, usually L with R dead.
There is no error message or crash. Once the spike is gone I can usually keep working normally until another hit down the road…
I am using a RME Babyface 1. I have VEP 6 with 5 instances with a full virtual orchestra running in in the background. Other plug-ins running are a couple of instances of B2 reverb, u-he Satin and Bias FX for guitar amplification.
Any ideas what may cause this strange behavior?
I also noticed that Cubase 9 for whatever reason blacklisted the B2 reverb initially. I reactivated it manually in the plugin manager…
The box has 64GB. All data is coming from 5 Samsung SSS. Intel I7 6700k at standard clock.