Cubase Pro 10.20. Win7, i5 4670k, 16GB, Scarlett 2i2 SSD system, HDD Steinberg Content.
Recently installed C10 and on almost all tracks I have bad stutter/pausing on first playback of a track (even simple ones with a couple of instruments) when an instrument first plays. Affects all instruments to some extent - Kontakt, Repro, GrooveAgent etc.
Doesn’t do it at all on 2nd playthrough.
ie - the track will start playing ok, first time it plays a note for an instrument, pauses for half a second or so then carries on.
This always throws out the timing of any arpeggiators etc, so I have no choice but to play the track right through with stutters, then play it again without.
What is really baffling though: I have Cubase Pro 9.5.50 installed on the same machine, in the same locations and on the same disks - and it NEVER does it.
Checked that C10 copied preferences from 9.5 when installing. ASIO settings identical. Utterly puzzled.