I recently purchased Cubase, and I am having an issue with crackling and popping when monitoring my guitar track with no effects. I have seen recommendations to increase the buffer size/latency but this has not worked for me. I purchased an EVGA Nu sound card in hopes that it would help solve my issue but it still persists.
My setup is a Guitar > Focusrite Scarlett Solo > Cubase > EVGA Nu sound card > Schiit Magni headphone amp. I am using Asio4All because I am not sure how to record in from the Scarlett if I use the EVGA’s ASIO driver.
In ASIO4ALL’s control panel, I have the Scarlett Inputs turned on and the EVGA Nu Speakers turned on. I have tried buffer sizes from 512 all the way to the maximum 2048 samples, and still have crackling noises.
My CPU utilization is only at about 4% and my real time peak in Cubase is barely above when I am trying to monitor the guitar,
Is there some other configuration I can try to reduce the crackling?