This is something I noticed in C8.5 but also carries over to C9. The following problem exists in both versions.
I’ve optimized my system to increase maximum Real-Time latency performance, yet when a reasonable amount of plugs are used, the real-time peak meter starts slamming and creating dropouts etc.
But the problem only exists if an Instrument track (also Sampler track in C9) is selected. See attached pics… these are from the same project and it makes no difference if the song is playing or not. The only difference between the 2 pics is that where the meter is slamming an instrument track is selected and active.
Again just to clarify, the project plays just dandy if an instrument track isn’t selected, even with instrument tracks playing. But as soon as you select an instrument track… even if the song is stopped… SLAMMO on the Real-Time peak meter.
Any ideas on this? Could this be nothing more than the result of a specific preferences setting I haven’t thought of?