I’m turning to you guys to hopefully get this sorted out once and for all. It really is starting to get on my nerves, especially since my whole studio is brand new.
Anyway, here it goes…
I bought and installed Cubase 7 (64 bit, the full version) on my new not even 3 months old computer. The computer setup is:
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
3,4 GHZ Intel Core i5
RAM memory 16GB
And for the recording I’m using a brand new Mackie Onyx 820i (firewire) mixer, running through the fastest firewire card I could find when I put the computer together. In other words, the mixer is used as a soundcard/driver.
Everything has been working SO well. Great actually. I’ve recorded 2 big productions with many midi-tracks, audio-tracks, effects and plugs (only using Hallion so far, have not bought any other plugins yet, so it’s all “cubase intergrated” plugins). Not a SINGLE glitch, latency or other issue with recording or playback. With that said, I know the computer, the mixer and my settings are all good and capable of big productions.
Then suddenly one day as I was starting to record a new production, I could not record even ONE simple midi-piano without it glitching all the time. I can’t explain it in any other way than little pops and glitches while listening back to what I’ve recorded (playback). This just a couple of days after finishing a monster project. I checked everything I could and every setting in cubase seems to be the same as before (from what I can remember). I am not running anything else on this computer than Cubase 7, so there’s no other programs running in the background. It is a dedicated studio computer, nothing else. Even the task manager tells me nothing else is running. I have gone through device setup a million times hoping to find something wrong there, but no.
I opened up my last production and can’t listen to it without pops and glitches all the time. Incredibly annoying! A week ago I could listen to the whole song with everything activated without any problems at all. I have spent many hours working in Cubase 7 and i absolutely love it. Like I said, I’ve managed to record two big songs without any problems. Now I can’t even lay down one simple piano without it glitching.
What can possibly have happened? I updated to 7.0.1 today after finding out there was an update, but it did not solve anything. I guess I wasn’t expecting it to, but I thought I’d let you know.
Will appreciate all the help I could get with this! I really need to continue working in the studio.
/Daniel, Step one Studio