Hello - pardon lack of lingo knowledge.
Yesterday I did some hard drive cleanup to make room in general for disc performance and storage of new audio files. I deleted some 20GB of large audio files. There are 60GB free, currently.
Last night when I went to use Cubase Elements 7 (which I’ve been using for almost a year without issue) I suddenly lack resources, I assume? On a track that worked fine the night before, I now can’t use a VST like Alchemy without intermittent audio breakdown, and the lovely crackling when the vst meter spikes. Now this would spike occasionally before, but never created audio issues, power issues etc. I tried a less power hungry synth with similar results.
I reinstalled the driver for my Tascam US-144 (I know, yuck, but again, all was working fine until last night). Latency is on ‘normal’ where it’s always been. I thought about increasing buffer in Cubase, but it is not such a visible task like it was in older builds (I couldn’t find it).
I did a disc defrag, probably not the greatest idea. Or I think I did, very weird in Windows 7. I also did a system restore to last week when all was working find.
Today I’ve just downloaded the update for Cubase Elements 7.0.7 but figured I’d wait, since I doubt that’s going to help things.
Do I need to reinstall Cubase Elements? What kind of horror show is this going to be?
Thanks for your patience and help. - Kenny
Here’s system info - although again, it shouldn’t make a difference. All was working great until yesterday.
Hewlett Packard HP 2000 Notebook
Intel Celeron CPU B800 @ 1.5 GHZ
System Memory - 4GB
64-bit Operating System (I’m using 32 bit Cubase Elements, was having problems with 64bit)