2139 posts since 19 Sep, 2011
o.m.f.g that's it! what i mean is, i thought the asio bug was a cubase bug, turns out it is not. was having similar spike issues in s1v2. somebody posted in this thread about how there working on the asio overload bug in cubase, so i hopped over there today, spent about 3 hours going through all the bug and complaint threads. its hilarious what i seen.
there was one thread were 3 people were having the same issues. turns out two of them had aero disabled i also had it disabled which makes three people. some steinberg expert said that aero needs to be enabled. that is, if you disable aero, your pc processor uses unneeded cpu to run graphics. which is what your videocard is for so you do have that extra cpu. not only that, he said that if you disable aero not only does what i described above occur but your very likely to suffer audio drop outs and spikes because of it.
then, he also said, people are still setting there pc to background services which is 'an xp tweak that causes issues in w7' 'another reason why they suffer dropouts. "asio is NOT a background service." guess who else had there pc set to background services, yep all three of us. then, somebody else said, its best to let windows decide your advanced display looks.
i adjusted all those, when i did the problems improved but were still there appearing at unpredictable times. then somebody said they went back to the oldest driver they could for there video card so i did the same, first time i went back to second to last driver, more stability, but still some spikes, went back to oldest driver available in amd previous drivers. BAM! like that no more spikes, no dropouts, no asio overloads. nothing. both studio one v2 and cubase work great now. lol im trying, i really am to get those spikes, i cant, 4 hours ago halion sonic would spike when loading sustained sounds patches. not anymore.
lastly, a steinberg rep said that all these spikes are due to how today videocards handle whats essentially a dated driver format. basically, modern videocards, or old videocards with modern drivers have a lot of issues due to all the new technology designed to make games run more efficient.
these new drivers are great for games, but bad news for musicians. so if your having problems in studioone v2, cubase, or any other daw. now you know why, and if possible can try to fix it.