asio spiking

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Inactive Since: Nov 16, 2008

happy new year for everyone here
my problem at hand
i have cubase 5 my computer breakdown so i seet up a nother
computer to do the job i want
i still have 500 gig drive a tb ext harddr
now my problem is since i got this secondary pc
my asio keep spiking up when im recording midi
i think its the computer but not sure
so before i go back and try operating again
i was hoping some one can give me an idea how i can stop the
asio from spiking up.i try everything i could of think of
thank you for your t ime

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Music is everything
Since: Apr 01, 2010

Jan 18, 2011 10:19 am

What do you mean by spiking? Popping, snapping, crackles? Or the mem usage on the computer?

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Jan 18, 2011 03:11 pm

popping and cracking

i would start a new project and when im playing keys( midikeyboard)
in halioneone it would pop and crack
cpu stay normal is just the asio meter keep going up and down like crazy

A small pie will soon be eaten
Since: Aug 26, 2004

Jan 19, 2011 12:57 am

What are the specs on the pc?

Sounds like a resource issue. Could be almost anything.

I once knew a bloke who's computer was highly spec'd but consistently had pop's and clicks.

Turns out it was the graphics card. It simply couldn't render what was going on fast enough. it didn't 'look' like the culprit but it was replaced and everything was fine.

So, just because the CPU looks fine it doesn't mean there isn't a bottleneck somewhere.

Music is everything
Since: Apr 01, 2010

Jan 19, 2011 08:55 am

Are you using a 64 bit OS on your computer?

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 19, 2011 09:51 pm

im using a 32 bit OS
sorry for taking so long
but i still didnt get my problem fix
any one have an idea
i would hate to do an fresh install
at this moment
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Feb 19, 2011 10:00 pm

how much ram do you have?

How many tracks are you running in your project?
How many send effect and/or insert effect do you have running?
Are you running any amp software?
or drum software?

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 19, 2011 10:27 pm

lets put it this way
when i load a new project in cubase i get the asio
the same way meaning i dont have no vst/vsti
when i try using any vsti like piano
i get cracking and so on and im not even recording then
just playing

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Feb 20, 2011 01:13 am

check your buffers/latency settings within your audio driver AND cubase, sometimes you gotta crank 'em up for resource-hungry plugins running in real time.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Feb 20, 2011 02:03 am

use the freeze function on as much as you can too.
Be good if you could tell us the specs of the compy, ram etc.

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 20, 2011 08:52 pm

500 gig drive
1 tb ext harddr
3 gigs ram
amd quad core prossesor
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Feb 20, 2011 11:05 pm

so then it really depends on how many fx youre running etc in your project.

If none or not many then yeah something is wrong somewhere.
Since: Aug 13, 2006

Feb 21, 2011 01:48 pm

I had a similar issue when mixing with Sonar 8.5PE and Drumagog 5, I would get pops and clicks from the Toms and Kick tracks. I raised my Latency from 6.0 to 20.0 and fixed it right up. Now I pretty much as a rule of thumb Record at 6.0ms and Mix at 20.0ms. Those settings keep me pretty straight.

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 21, 2011 06:06 pm

i think i will try freezing some tracks and see how it will go
same reason why i bought amd quad core processor trying to avoid all those pops and clicks on an early stage just recording alone

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Feb 22, 2011 07:31 am

many a fine albums have been tracked/mixed with one core and 512 MB of RAM....if they can do it, so can you.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Feb 22, 2011 08:18 am

I agree with WYD...heck, many of us made recordings that sounded decent before dual cores existed and 256MB was the max mobo's could support!

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 22, 2011 04:15 pm

then im going to work with with what i have
thanks for the cool comments

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 22, 2011 10:25 pm

the vsti have me going crazy
cause i have the buffer down to 10-ms
i didnt need no vst like reverb to do all what the vsti's are doing
i still need major help

this cant be real

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 25, 2011 04:57 pm

if i add some ram would it work
just asking if anyone care to answer

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Feb 26, 2011 03:08 am

to put it bluntly, no.

you're setup is more than adequate to handle recording....

something isn't right between your hardware (soundcard/driver) and software (DAW).

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Feb 26, 2011 09:26 am

thank you very much
so i would have to figure out
what to do with it
maybe should i uninstall my soundcard/driver
and reinstall
hoping a miracle would happen lol
thank you whosyourdaddy00

Since: Feb 26, 2011

Feb 26, 2011 05:03 pm

First of all, I want to say Hi to everyone here at hrc :). I'm new here. And to introduce myself, I'm Dani from Romania. Sylvio, please tell me if your soundcard is usb-based or you got a pci soundcard. If you got an external soundcard, get the latest drivers and work at 44.1khz/24 bit with at least 256 samples, maybe even 512. It seems that my M-audio Fast track pro needs 512 samples to work properly, at 256 I get a few crackles here and there and at 128 it's impossible to record/mix. And especially, if you have an usb soundcard, remove every other usb device you have, including external hdd's, webcams and so on. If you got a pci soundcard, check your irq for conflicts between different hardware parts, for example a gpu. Right-click My computer, go to Manage, Device Manager, then upper you have "view" and "resources by type", and then Interrupt Request(IRQ) and click that and check for your soundcard. See your irq number and check if there are any other components with that number, for example gpu, ethernet controller, tv tuner. Wish you the best!

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Feb 26, 2011 10:45 pm

wow! look at this guy, a brand new member that introduces himself by helping instead of asking...i've been here a good while and i gotta say i don't see that happen all too much around here. most start with a question and get hooked from there....

that said, i REALLY think Chronosferum is on the right path here.....are you using your computer's integrated soundcard by any chance? if so, that's prolly your problem.

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Mar 19, 2011 08:13 pm

thank you for your reply chronoferum
and wellcome since im late to wish y ou that nonetheless
wellcome and i hope you would feel at home here
as you aready did
better late than never

yes i do have a usb based soundcard
one thing for sure i would try getting rid of all usb realated
hardware i will do anything to get a better respond

and no mr whosyourdaddy00
i dont use the computer intergrated soundcard

but all in all im still trying to get it to work one thing i notice is that i cant get more than 3 instrument track to work at the same time i get the pops and click like always.

actually im ready to get a new motherboard and mount up my hp wich was giving me better result
btw i did try freezing some tracks did work a little and songs that was recorded before i just will have to take off all effects and do them one at a time and record to a separate track untill it
sound the way i like
long way i must say but it work

thank yuou again i must say to everyone
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Mar 20, 2011 06:17 am

so how many fx are you running then????
How do you have them running? as inserts or sends?

If yer using all "insert" fx and using lots of em then there's your problem right there.

Use "send" fx by setting up an fx channel and add the effect to it.
then use the send level fader on whatever track/s you want the effect to go on.

Since: Nov 16, 2008

Mar 20, 2011 11:26 am

thank you i will do that
you see the computer i use to work on could handle all the with ease
but this one can play with to many
not even 3 instrument track but
the fx thing i will defitnetly change to send
thank you

Since: Nov 16, 2008

May 07, 2011 01:37 pm

hi greetings to eveeryone
back at where i left off

im running no fx in cubase
everytime i add one vst instument
i hear the cracking
i raise the buffer size wich give m e a better sound
for just a while
when i try to add more instrument we crack again
so i freeze the instrument track that i have to get
better sound which work ofcourse

i want to know one thing
can i change the motherboard
i mean isnt it better to get a new board for m y original
computer seems is what working great before the mishap

Since: Nov 16, 2008

May 07, 2011 01:56 pm

-one question
all the vst that i have
save on my harddrive
my harddrive is 500gig devided in 2 c / d drive
250 each +/-
can i delete the vst's from the one drive drive C
and install them in the secondary drive drive D
and still get to use them in cubase
if anyone can confirm if that is possible be would be welcome
before i go and uninstall again
thank you so much

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