Ok, last summer we broke out the recording equipment (Cubase LE5, Tascam 1800) and everything went fine, no problems. Tonight, hubby decided he wants to record tomorrow, so we set up the equipment and I can’t even play back files from last summer.
I open Cubase, open a file and click “Play”. The scrolling indicator (that little line that shows where you are in the track) will not run smoothly. It pauses, jumps, skips – sometimes even stops. You can hear the audio coming through the speakers, but it sounds like a CD skipping.
What I’ve tried:
**Changed the audio performance to lowest latency
**Closed all unnecessary programs through task manager
**Monitored CPU usage - it never goes above 35% even when its skipping
**In the VST Performance window, the AISO usually stays between 10 & 15, occasionally spikes up to 25-ish
**Check the device manager to make sure all drivers are functioning properly
I’m running Vista with a Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM. Yep, its not a spring chicken, but it functions properly and it ran Cubase without incident less than a year ago.
I’ve tried everything I know to try – any other ideas??? Pretty please???