I was misinformed when I purchased Cubase 6; I use a macbook pro 17 inch with a dual core i7 processor with 4 GB RAM. This should be enough for me, but alas it is not so. Cubase is highly unstable and is susceptible to numerous audio crashes and crackles. Little did I know that Cubase STILL does not truly support Coreaudio. It’s pretty obvious that since it must convert Coreaudio into ASIO, Cubase is having stability issues. On a stronger system such as a Mac Pro, you wouldn’t notice this as much as on a laptop, but I unfortunately happen to have the laptop. So… I have no clue what to do. It is not the case that I have extra money to spend on an extra DAW. The only semi-solution would be to purchase Vienna Ensemble Pro AND a slave device in order to feed AUs into Cubase. Yet again, this is too much. I wanted to buy Komplete 8 but if I’m having issues with the simple HALion Sonic SE plugin, then I’m in trouble. Indeed I love Cubase itself because of the interface, but performance is important. The best i can do is 8GB RAM, but RAM doesn’t seem to be the BIGGEST issue. I actually have a couple questions:
1> Is Steinberg planning on creating a native coreaudio system within Cubase?
(Of course not… it seems that one would be made by now if Steinberg wasn’t so concerned with keeping the so-called “perfect” base code.)
2> I’m using Mac OSX 10.6.6. Does upgrading to 10.6.8 improve performance at all? (Or does it worsen it?)
3> I’m still on Cubase 6.0.0 The performance issues are so troubling that I fear the inevitability of updating errors and glitches. They never seem to test updates well enough, and for all I know the latest update will WORSEN performance or break something.
I hope someone can assist me with all of this. I’ve posted at least two other topics and the conclusion I’ve reached in this post seems to be the most logical one; I was a FOOL for thinking that Cubase, which only uses VSTi and ASIO, is a stable and good program for MY system.