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KVRAF
2016 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:49 am

Strange.
Its metronom click gets distortet after a few clicks, every time.
Something I am doing wrong?
Also audio recordings crackle in Cubase, but not with Reaper, same audio Interface.
Win10.

KVRAF
4370 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:06 pm

The only thing I can think of is some kind of driver feedback loop.

I had something like this once where it all went a bit funky. I had some extra audio drivers installed for gaming headphones or whatnot and they got in a feedback loop with my ASIO drivers.

I just took the headphone drivers out of the picture and all was well.

Probably nothing to do with your problem, but I would look at something like that. Sometimes it's the most simple of things that mess up.

Check every thing that uses drivers, DAW and whatever else. See if there are any conflicts. You might get lucky!

KVRAF
6918 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:27 pm

Some that helped me with a better performance in Cubase:
- Pause "One Drive" if you have it enabled.
- Set the buffer size a little bit bigger (for example instead of 128 make it 256)
- Use 32bit float for your project
- Use less sample rate (for example 44.1 khz)

If these don't help, then check if Cubase has a problem with a driver (graphic card driver maybe?)
Studio One Pro v5, Cubase Pro 11, NI, Arturia, u-he, Synapse Audio, Kilohearts, Korg, Sugar Bytes and others.
PC with Win10, MODX 6, KeyLab MK II, iTwo interface, ATOM, DT 990 Pro and HS7 monitors.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2016 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:34 pm

How can I check driver conflicts?

KVRAF
1511 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:35 pm

Have you changed the the generic Steinberg supplied driver for you own asio driver yet ?

The generic one that Steinberg set by default has very high latency and could be the cause of your problem.

KVRAF
6918 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:41 pm

classic wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:34 pm
How can I check driver conflicts?
Read this:
https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/ar ... cy-issues/
Studio One Pro v5, Cubase Pro 11, NI, Arturia, u-he, Synapse Audio, Kilohearts, Korg, Sugar Bytes and others.
PC with Win10, MODX 6, KeyLab MK II, iTwo interface, ATOM, DT 990 Pro and HS7 monitors.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2016 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:44 pm

dellboy wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:35 pm
Have you changed the the generic Steinberg supplied driver for you own asio driver yet ?

The generic one that Steinberg set by default has very high latency and could be the cause of your problem.
I use the driver of my USB soundcard.
At least the sound comes out of it.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2016 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:03 am

What does that mean, how can I find this?

" Pause "One Drive" if you have it enabled."

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2016 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:15 am

Is it possible, that I installed the Digidesign MBox driver two times?
Looks like that in my system.

Image

KVRAF
6918 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:20 pm

classic wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:03 am
What does that mean, how can I find this?

" Pause "One Drive" if you have it enabled."
If you don't know, then probably it's not installed. Don't worry about.

Try to uninstall mbox driver till you don't see it in device manager. You need to disconnect your device first, then restart and install the latest driver, then restart again.

What is your PC specs?
Studio One Pro v5, Cubase Pro 11, NI, Arturia, u-he, Synapse Audio, Kilohearts, Korg, Sugar Bytes and others.
PC with Win10, MODX 6, KeyLab MK II, iTwo interface, ATOM, DT 990 Pro and HS7 monitors.

KVRer
13 posts since 24 Sep, 2017

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:00 am

classic wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:15 am
Is it possible, that I installed the Digidesign MBox driver two times?
Looks like that in my system.

Image
I think the issue is the the Mbox 2, I've got the Mini version of that and with Cubase I can't really use its ASIO driver, the issues I've found are:
  • Audio files plays distorted
  • If you don't arm all the VSTi tracks, they won't reproduce anything during playback
The only way to fix it is to get a new audio card, or to use the Generic driver that Steinberg provides, which has very high latency.

But checking the thing better, I've found something strange.

Both cards uses the same driver version, latest being 9.0.2.65 but one comes zipped, and the other in plain .exe form, could you check if you are using that? You just have to right click on the device name and click on Driver tab.
Mbox2_Mini_Driver_22_04_2021.PNG
And, despite having installed the correct one, mine it's listed as the beta version, 8.0.4b.

:scared:
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KVRAF
21220 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:32 am

That drivers conflict was an issue way back, and if my recollection is correct was always an issue with Cubase and PT drivers.

KVRAF
2152 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:44 am

SonicBlue555 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:00 am
I think the issue is the the Mbox 2, I've got the Mini version of that and with Cubase I can't really use its ASIO driver, the issues I've found are:
  • Audio files plays distorted
  • If you don't arm all the VSTi tracks, they won't reproduce anything during playback
The only way to fix it is to get a new audio card, or to use the Generic driver that Steinberg provides, which has very high latency.
Exactly!
But checking the thing better, I've found something strange.

Both cards uses the same driver version, latest being 9.0.2.65 but one comes zipped, and the other in plain .exe form, could you check if you are using that? You just have to right click on the device name and click on Driver tab.

Mbox2_Mini_Driver_22_04_2021.PNG

And, despite having installed the correct one, mine it's listed as the beta version, 8.0.4b.

:scared:
Mine is correctly listed, strange...
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KVRer
13 posts since 24 Sep, 2017

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:00 am

Passing Bye wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:44 am
SonicBlue555 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:00 am
I think the issue is the the Mbox 2, I've got the Mini version of that and with Cubase I can't really use its ASIO driver, the issues I've found are:
  • Audio files plays distorted
  • If you don't arm all the VSTi tracks, they won't reproduce anything during playback
The only way to fix it is to get a new audio card, or to use the Generic driver that Steinberg provides, which has very high latency.
Exactly!
But checking the thing better, I've found something strange.

Both cards uses the same driver version, latest being 9.0.2.65 but one comes zipped, and the other in plain .exe form, could you check if you are using that? You just have to right click on the device name and click on Driver tab.

Mbox2_Mini_Driver_22_04_2021.PNG

And, despite having installed the correct one, mine it's listed as the beta version, 8.0.4b.

:scared:
Mine is correctly listed, strange...
I've uninstalled the device from the Device Manager (removing all the drivers) and uninstalled the driver from the Control Panel; now it shows the correct driver version. I think something went wrong when I tried to find a solution for this issue, by installing other drivers. This thing seems to be affecting this series of audio cards since forever, even Sonar, if you don't change an option you get the transport bar stuck just after pressing play :dog:

I've found a workaround for the VSTi not playing, they work if you disable ASIO Guard, but I think there's no way to get the audio files to play properly.

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