Brand new Macbook Pro with Touch Bar.
I’m getting very frequent dropouts and crackle even with a very light session (i.e. simple stereo playback or quad playback, no plugins) with Nuendo 7.1.20. VST Performance meter is down near the bottom, but with each crackle/dropout the red indicator goes on. (And consistent with this, if I turn on “Warn on Processing Overloads” in the prefs, then the “CPU Overload/Audio drop out detected” dialog opens each time.)
Because I installed on this computer via Migration Assistant, to troubleshoot I’ve gone so far as to uninstall completely
(following these guidelines: https://www.steinberg.net/nc/en/support/knowledgebase_new/show_details/kb_show/mac-os-x-how-do-i-uninstall-an-application-completely.html )
and download and reinstall from scratch – no change.
Fireface UC with newest drivers for MacOS Sierra 10.12.2.
Any ideas? Is this a problem with MacOS 10.12.2, or with this specific new model of Macbook Pro?