I have been really enjoying recording & editing songs with my new Cubase 5, but suddenly Ive got a problem when recording!
There is an intermittent modulation type “wobble”, or dropout on the track, that varies in depth and speed, almost like I accidentally touched the guitar whammy bar and dropped the pitch a bit, especially on guitar or Bass chords, plugged straight into the interface, thro a mixer at line level, or thro a mic.
There is no eq, inserts or sends switched on and the levels are all in the green, with latency set to normal and even relaxed. No pops, crackles or other distortion. I have a partitioned drive for music which is defragged and internet disabled.
When listened to thro headphones plugged into the interface it sounds OK, but not when played thru the main interface outputs and into my monitor system. Playback, editing and mixing is OK for all other projects thro my monitors. Only the recently recorded track sounds “wobbly”
I have tried using a basic Behringer U-control UCA200 interface instead of the MI4, but the results were slightly worse, so it can’t be an interface or monitor problem.
I desperately need to record some tracks, so please can anyone advise me about what might be going wrong? Thanks for your help!
Mesh Intel Dual Core CPU, E6550 at 2.33 GHz, with 2Gb ram,
Windows XP media centre version 2002, service pack 3,
Cubase 5 version 5.5.3, 32 bit,
Steinberg MI4 interface, version 2.8.13, firmware 1.06, set at 44.1Hz, 24 bit.
Tascam VL-X5 monitors and Behringer MX 1604A mixer