This is something that's really been annoying me and I can't figure out how to end it. I've tried deleting things from my hard drive, defragmenting, disk cleanup, etc on the hardware side. My computer is bad (1.7ghz, 256mb RAM however I never had this sort of problem before and it was just harder to make music, now it's almost impossible. What's happening is Whenever I load my songs, and try to compose, whenever it gets into the more complex parts (and I use stretch the word complex - only like 6-8 instruments playing at a time) (most of this is using DFD EWQLSO Silver, BTW) - usually what happened before was it wuold crackle and stutter - and then I would just play it again, and again, and eventually it would soon be able to play it without stuttering, so I continued with my composing. but now, whenever it gets into a "hard" part, and the CPU starts to get busy, it doesn't just eventually end, instead I get an error "Cubase SX has an error", and I am forced to close the program.
Has anyone had this problem or have any reccomendations about it? It is really an issue and I can't compose at all.
Even better is to keep samples and audio files in a seperate partition or on a seperate drive.
Separate drive—yes. Separate partition—no.
From the GS3 User Manual (although the concept is universally applicable):
Originally Posted by TASCAM
Probably the single most important thing you can do for your system to increase performance and polyphony is to dedicate a separate physical hard drive to your sample content. It is simply not enough to create a separate audio partition on the same drive as your OS and programs. In fact, this is actually a bad idea- this makes the drive’s stylus or head work even harder, since it is simultaneously seeking application data in one partition and streaming audio data from another. A dedicated drive for your content frees up both drives to separately access the program data and the audio data.
Actually the music I was doing when this started happening was actually simpler (less instruments, less chords) then before. But thanks for the help. I'm getting a new computer in a few months anyways so maybe I'll hold off....