I just searched the forum and google about my problem and haven’t found a solution (yet).
My problem is as following:
When i open a VST and press a key on my keyboard, the sound starts cracking.
When i open a second VST, the sounds starts cracking and stuttering even harder.
The meter of the VST Performance shoots to 50% with 1 VST, even when the sound isn’t played.
When i added a second VST, it goes up to 100%.
This is with every VST i have, such as Native Instruments Massive, Reaktor, Kontakt and with Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2, reFX Vanguard etc. Most of the VST’s are 64-bit, but some are 32-bit but it doesn’t make a difference.
I tried to increase the ASIO/wdm buffer size of my soundcard. It was on 256 samples and i increased it to it’s max, 4096 samples. But this also didn’t make a difference, whatever the amount of samples i choose.
The sample rate is at 96Khz, and the check box of “enable asio direct monitoring” is checked.
A few topics stated it was the hardware of the DAW, so i checked the CPU and memory load.
All the cores of my processor stays at 10-13% usage, and my memory doesn’t get above 2,5Ghz memory usage with 1 or 2 VST’s. When I open an old project, with lots of VST’s (around 30) the ASIO meter is flipping out and the sound is cracking and stuttering as a mad men! But the CPU usage stays around 30% and memory is at 5Gb.
Restarting my computer didn’t fix the problem.
Here are my specs of my DAW and it’s attributes:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090t (6-core processor @ 3,2Ghz)
Memory: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
HDD: OCZ Vertex SSD 128Gb SATA-600
Soundcard: M-Audio Fast Track Ultra (with the latest driver)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (with the latest updates)
DAW software: Cubase Artist 6.5.2 (re-installed, but didn’t make a difference)
Keys: M-Audio Keystation Mini 32
I have no idea how to solve this problem. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know.
I can make a few screenshots, but I don’t know if it helps much…