Whenever I am playing a vst instrument and I have a few tracks loaded, the sound of the vst instrument i am playing would cut out (while playing live. works fine during playback) and sound like a very short staccato.
I have tried everything and I only have this issue with cubase 10 to 10.5
Try freezing your other tracks (if you have not already) if they are also vsti’s or have plugins inserted, that could save some realtime cpu.
I can record at 256 buffersize in a larger project with lots of vsti’s, but all tracks freezed otherwise i am having pops and clicks.
And that’s an older PC, but no probs.
I’m no expert, but I disagree your latency monitor results look good. They say your computer is struggling to manage real time audio and recommend you investigate your machine’s setting further (e.g. CPU boost, BIOS)
It may be the increased demands of 10.5 have made this issue noticeable on your machine. Your old i5 laptop may have been more optimised for real time audio than your new i7 laptop. In my limited experience I would say it is definitely worth trying to optimise your new machine. Good luck.
From the Latencymon results, I see that ACPI.sys is the culprit. I discovered that if disabled Microsoft ACPI-compliant method battery in the device manager, my Latencymon test comes out as normal. No issues.
This fix however removes my laptop battery indicator which does not sit well with my OCD so I will just carry on with higher than usual buffer settings.
I will be doing a test soon with acpi-compliant method battery disabled, set a low buffer size and see if the issue comes up or not.
I have done the test and the problem is still there even with good latencymon results. I think Cubase 10.5 is just more demanding on the CPU.
Hopefully this can be fixed in future versions. At least I can uninstall my cubase 9 now and run my ver 10.5 on a higher buffer size.