I have Cubase 6.0.5, running on Windows 7, with a Fireface 400. I have tried to set the Fireface to Master but I’m a bit confused by both the Fireface’s setting and Cubase’s. I’m not sure this is what is causing my issue, which is: Some of my projects play back fine, others play for a second, then the left channel (I’m working with two-track recordings at the moment, but note a six-track project played back fine), then the left channel starts clicking as if a synch issue, then appears to feed back but in any case goes all the way to the top of the meter and stays there although there is no loud noise, and the file appears to play the same section over and over, even though the transport indicates normal transport.
When I stop the transport, the meters remain high for maybe 10 seconds (it usually affects the right channel as welll, sometimes not as fast), and then they somewhat slowly return to zero.
Can anyone point me in a direction as to what might be causing this? I’m not sure if it’s related to the upgrade and unfortunately I can’t remember if I just started having this problem before I upgraded to 6.0.5 (from 6 which never gave me problems other than perhaps this, if I could remember).
In the meantime I will try and read up and understand how the settings on the Fireface and Cubase work as far as synching; Fireface has new firmware as well within the last year or so and I have installed that but again its master/slave settings are confusing to me,I will check out the info. on that in case that is the issue, although I’ve never known a synch issue to cause looping.
The source files I’m working with play fine in Windows Media Player, they just mess up after I import them to Cubase. I’m importing at 96kHz and not changing that but I’m converting to 32-bit from 24-bit (yes, adding zeros at the end) but any conversion of files has never caused problems before.
Thanks for any help, if not I’ll contact support directly, again in the meantime I’ll check synch settings for the above-mentioned setup.
I update all my software and drivers to the best of my knowledge, thanks again.