asked Mar 23 at 02:21 by trybwguy (41)

Hey folks,

i don´t know what to do. Since i installed Bitwig 2, this problem happens more often. When i´m opening recent bigger projects, the audio engine won´t activate anymore, while loading third party plugins. I use regular plugins like Fabfilter, Nemesis, Synthmaster and Eventide. I´m not able to finish my work...this is frustrating. Maybe my Soundinterface and System is too old (E-MU 1280m), but it works fine, when starting a new project. Only recent projects with a bigger amount of 3rd party stuff (20 instances and above...?!) seem to be a problem. Has anyone made same experience and has some suggestions?

With other daws, i had no problems like this, but i want to use bitwig, cause i like the concept.

My system:

CPU: Xeon X5460 (4x3.16 Ghz) (775 to 771 mod)

Mobo: Asus P5k Pro


Win 10, 64 bit

GTX 660

I plan to upgrade my system anyway, but don´t know when. So is it, because i still use hdds? Can SSD´s help out? Thnx

I have a similar problem with bigger projects since upgrading to Bitwig 2. At a certain point (in size?) Bitwig will not play (produce sound) anymore or the sound engine will not activate. I can perform any other function though. In new or smaller projects everything works fine. I've been in contact with tech support and at first we tought it was because of insufficient RAM. I since upgraded my system to 16GB but the problem persists. No other possible causes have been suggested in the meantime.

I've tried all sorts of things. Deleting the preference file, the vst metada cache, ... all to no avail.

I've been able to continue working on the piece by first creating a new project, then the 'corrupted' project and copying every track to the new project. This works until you run into the same issue and you have to perform the whole operation again. Very frustating and time consuming.

I hope someone will find the root cause soon. If I have any update from tech support I'll be sure to post it.

Regards, Jef

System : Bitwig Studio 2.1.1 (on SSD drive) Intel i7-4790@3.60GHz Windows 10 Pro RAM : 16GB Focusrite Forte


answered Jun 13 at 22:39 by Seppewees (31)

Same here. Resolved the problem as Jef explained above on a similar configuration. Now I'm trying to limit the number of plugins or bounce what's ready.


answered Jun 14 at 21:28 by DragD (51)

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