I keep having these irritating freezes all the time. Especially after +10sec playback when pressing stop, the daw (Cubase 6.0.5 64bit, running as administrator) freezes and mouse pointer changes to “busy-icon”. The freezes are around 5 seconds and after that everything works fine. The freezes occur also with no obvious relation to any action: Out of the blue. I’ve also noticed that all the plugins are very slow to pop-up when pressing (e). This didn’t happend before (cubase 5 32bit) with my old, seriously slower computer.
So any ideas, what might be causing these problems? Any useful tips I could try? I have Cubase up to date, NI komplete 8 ultimate, EW hollywood brass + strings, symphonic choirs and SD2 bundles. My computer is 12core i7 with 32gb of 1600mhz RAM and OCZ Revodrive SSD Hybrid hard drive (over 6 times better performance than my previous 4 core system) so the performance is really not an issue. These freezes occur no matter how light the project is. I’m running windows 7 professional 64bit.
I’m running cubase as admin 'cos when I’m not the Cubase freezes completely on exit and forces me to force shutdown the whole computer.
E: Now I discovered also that if I load NI Maschine as a plug in, each time I hit a pad to play single drum hit, during playback/record Cubase is unresponsive for little over a second. Weird stuff.