jamusic wrote:I've been noticing Cubase 7.5 clipping into the red at any given time. And I'm very vigilant about my levels.
Oh really? This is the AUDIO tracks you are referring to? (ie. you just leave the MIDI fader level at zero/default whist recording?).
Actually, I'll have adjusted the MIDI channel volumes up from zero by then. Perhaps that's what I'm doing that I shouldn't be. Otherwise, these are the Audio or rather the Instrument [Audio] outputs from the Vst's, for example Kontakt's outputs [assumed most likely to be the culprits] - but no actual Audio tracks in the songs yet.
I always start with my MIDI tracks first, then add my Audio tracks later.
jamusic wrote:I'll have a song of about 12 MIDI tacks driving some VSTs, and all of a sudden there will be crackles & pops & then nothing again for an indefinite amount of time. Upon playing the song again it'll be fine for any number of run-throughs.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:Oh dear. That a shame for you and I know how much it really interferes with one's 'creativity'.
For me, it doesn't interfere that much. I just keep pluggin' away, since it comes & goes so quickly - and so sporadically.
jamusic wrote:I know this doesn't come across as good news, nor as any type of helpful solution, but I just don't want you pullin' your hair out if you can't find a fix for it.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:Thanks for your reply. I am always open to ideas. I do hope you manage to get it sorted for yourself. Have you tried playing your projects on another PC?
I only have the one Windows 7 - all 64 bit PC that I built just as my dedicated DAW rig.
I put 16 Gigs of RAM into that puppy, as well as 3 SSD's, one 1 TB hard drive & two 1 TB external drives.
And she just hums along & purrs like a kitten!
I've even been able to unplug 2 of it's 4 fans. Nice & cool & quiet - even with all 4 fans.
The last rig was just a dual core with only 4 Gigs RAM - 32 bit. It's now a separate house internet/office rig.
jamusic wrote:Know that at least one other is having similar issues. [We're not using the same audio interfaces.]
I see you are also on Win7(64). Which Interface do you have? Would using a super duper interface cure the issue do you think? Could this UR22 be something which is a substitute for the (my) CI2+, or is it a completely different device? :-http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/au ... /ur22.html
Actually, for myself, I'm already using what I think to be a super duper interface. It's a tc electronic SK 48. I've had it for about 5 years now and I love it.http://www.tcelectronic.com/studio-konnekt-48/
I've had no issues with it when I ran Sonar X2a & Studio One Pro 2 on it, so I think that part of the equation's ok. I don't think my problem is with any physical equipment at all. I'm really quite good at getting that stuff hooked up, configured and working correctly.
For yourself, I think you couldn't go wrong withe UR22 or the UR44. I think they would integrate perfectly with Cubase, as designed.
I managed to download the v.8.3 Steinberg Interface drivers tonight. I have installed them on both PC's but not tried them out yet. I was only on v.7.3 and it said that the update was designed to fix Latency bugs amongst other things. It also prompted other automatic updates to my Steinberg software so I must have been quite behind.
Just a shot in the dark, but would RAM size help with this? I have 4BG in my Win7 and 8GB in my Win.8.1. Both RAM capacities can be doubled if so desired.
I think that upping the RAM is always a good idea and the cheapest & easiest one that always gets suggested first. Whenever I read on optimizing the computer for DAW work, I can't help but notice over & over again that the first suggestion always seems to be to start with cramming as much RAM as possible into the Motherboard.
My only regret, is that when choosing a Motherboard when I built this rig, I went with one that could only hold a max amount of 16 Gigs of RAM that I have in it now. It would be nice to have the room for more, if ever needed, although I really do have all the VSTs instruments, FX & libraries that I'll ever want or need by now.
8 Gigs might be enough for Windows 8 Paul, but 4 Gigs might not be enough for Windows 7.