Thank you for your help so far.
I already knew the tricks from the last sentence, although I forgot to shut my wifi off when testing the audiobus trick this morning.
With audiobus forcing latencies to 512 samples, Cubasis seems to be alright. However, I still get skips. I noticed the skips happen (when they happen) right on the first beat of a bar. They don't seem to happen at random spots but are rather "timed" skips, suggesting this may not be a latency issue but rather one on how Cubasis handles audio "clips" that don't start at the beginning (i.e. I make a drumloop in another app, such as iElectribe, and I made sure I placed a bar of silence at the beginning of the recording, and when I place the loop, I split the wav at its second bar to remove the silence). The reason I make my custom loops like that is when I tried recording without the bar in front, sometimes the beginning transients of the first hit on beat one, bar one, wouldn't be there, as if the app did a slight fade in to avoid clicks in thr resulting recording.