I have recently updated to Cubase 8 Pro and am having enormous problems.
I have a symphony orchestra arrangement comprising 26 instrument tracks. The tracks were all created by mouse input so recording is not my issue. My problem is to do with playback of the file.
I have no audio or midi files in the arrangement just 26 instrument tracks that’s it.
When playback starts, everything sounds great but within a few seconds, various tracks disappear. At the piece’s most “intense” section as many as 20 or more tracks will be silent until some of them come back and others disappear. If I loop a section of perhaps 4 bars, on each loop there will be different instruments appearing and fading, never consistent always random.
I have upgraded from 8Gb ram to 32Gb in case that was the problem, but no difference.
I replaced my sound card just in case, still no difference,
CPU processing does not spike and keeps well down in the 20-40% range and the Cubase VST Performance meter runs very acceptably at about 25% of the scale, never hits the red.
I have played around with the latency from 2ms to 40ms and strangely it has very little effect on the playback performance.
I am sure someone knows the answer as this product cannot cause these problems and still be used so happily around the world. I don’t think Cubase is the problem in anyway at all, its the operator.
Unfortunately I have exhausted every line of attack that I can think of during these 2 weeks of utter frustration.
If my hero is out there somewhere and has the time to point out where my problem most likely lies, I will be eternally grateful. (Well for quite a long time at least)
Thanks for reading and thanks again if you can assist.