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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Dondey, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Dondey

    Dondey Guest


    I run a small studio in a spare room in my house
    I run Cubase Studio 4with a Presonus Firestudio
    into my HP Pavilion (which is fairly new)

    I am having a major problem.

    While recording, the program just stops, stops recording, stop everything.
    I can move the mouse around but can't click anything.
    5 Seconds later
    It works again, only the track that i just recorded has stoped and at the end of it has a loud buzzing sound.

    This is happening almost everytime i hit the record button now.

    If someone could help me it would be greatly appreciated

    thank you
  2. jg49

    jg49 Distinguished Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    You really did not give very much info. It sounds like CPU brainfreeze.
    Are you recording new tracks in a project with existing tracks that are utilizing plugins? If so turn off the plugs during recording or freeze the previous tracks.
    What OS are you using?
    Is this a new problem that is occuring while performing a workflow that has operated correctly in the past?
    Is wireless, networking and anti-virus disabled?
    Have you loaded a new program that might be running in the background?
  3. Dondey

    Dondey Guest

    I'm sorry i am fairly new to this, and self taught.

    It happens even if it's a brand new track.
    Im using Windows Vista
    I have an Ethernet cable plugged in but when i unplug it, it makes no difference
    Also all my other programs are closed while recording.

    Even when i listen to play back, sometimes it stops or skips.
    I'm not sure if it has anything to do with this but
    When I open a file the "ASIO Time Usage" bar starts in the middle and moves around even though i have not begun to tough anything yet.
    When I hit play the bar continues to move and when it peaks, the song skips.

    Thank you for your response
  4. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    1. Make sure you are using the correct asio driver in Cubase (system link)
    2. Do a full virus scan
    3. Uninstall and reinstall firestudio drivers
    4. Get latest firestudio drivers (if they are newer) and install them
    5. Optimize vista for audio: http://www.audioforums.com/windows-vista-optimization.php
    6. If all else fails, and if the problem didn't happen before, try a system restore to a point in the past where it was working fine. Failing that, reinstall Vista.
  5. Dondey

    Dondey Guest

    Alright i will try all of that,

    Thank you!
  6. Dondey

    Dondey Guest

    Alright, I tried most of it.

    As soon as i open a project
    my ASIO time usage bar fills up, and when i hit play, it just skips continuously not playing any sound.

    Thank you for all your help
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I donr t have a solution for you, but I'd like to know if this is 'cracked' software? If not, has it ever worked properly?
  8. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    OP should just post on the Cubase forum, cubase.net. You have to validate your license there to get help, so if it's a legit copy that's where all the experts are anyway, and if it isn't then that's the end of that.
  9. Dondey

    Dondey Guest

    It is legit
    I called cubase and they helped me

    Thank you all
  10. jg49

    jg49 Distinguished Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    So what was it?

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