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Importing WAV files in new Cubase project causes choppy playback
Old 9th May 2015
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Importing WAV files in new Cubase project causes choppy playback

Hi All,

When importing 10 or more WAV files (~40 second long) to a new Cubase project, the playback becomes stuttered and some tracks will cut out for a few seconds. I don't think this is a performance issue as i am able to run far more complex projects (20 VSTi, 100s of tracks and VSTs plugins) without any issue. How ever as soon as I create a new project and load in multiple long WAV files the playback becomes choppy, and i haven't been able to work out why. The issue seems to be specific to playing multiple, long WAV files.

Any advice on what i could be doing wrong or how to remedy/work around this issue would be really appreciated.


Specs: Win7, Cubase 5, Intel i7, 8GB RAM, SSD HD
Old 9th May 2015
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skyshaver's Avatar

I'd check two things.
1. that the sample and bit rate of all the audio files are the same and the same as the project
2. Instead of doing a batch import, import the tracks 1 at a time, esp. if the files are different bit/sampling rates and need to be converted.
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