I just messed around with settings on an existing project that has 4 or 5 various Nebula instances and I am still getting better CPU usage with higher DSPBUFFER settings and a 2048 buffer size. I will set up a dummy project like you suggested. Maybe I'll see better usage when I stress it out a bit.
Mercado_Negro wrote:OK, that's pretty much what I've found as well. Too much latency = higher CPU, too low = higher CPU. I'm glad you found a good balance
Thanks Mercado. I would never had imagined those results. Before that test, as I added Nebula instances and watched my CPU get crunched and mutilated, I started raising both values. So when I had these values maxed out, I thought that the performance that I was getting was as good as it was going to get. So now I have learned that I had room to improve my resource usage. Yay!! I still dream of a bigger and badder computer that I could run a large mix in real-time with enough Nebula's to simulate an entire analog signal path.... Do computers like that even exist on this planet? Thanks again!
richie43 wrote:Do computers like that even exist on this planet? Thanks again!
Maybe not for regular human beings like us
That's also my dream. It's really frustrating to be bouncing over and over again just because our computers can't stand the heat I do it when mixing OTB but with Nebula is much slower, sadly (last week I spent 3 hours bouncing individual tracks from a 50+ tracks song just because I wanted that R2R+TapeBooster+PCS+Console input sound... sigh).
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Ah, Mercado.... I have a song of my own that I have been trying to get to sound as good as I know it should for over 2 years. It's my Opus, you could say. It has almost 100 tracks and I've still trying to find a Jaco Pastorius meets Geddy Lee bass player to fill it out so the vocalist I have in the wings can track his parts. I don't know your background, but I have about 20 years of all analog audio and my ears were never as happy with digital until I met my musical mistress named Nebula... Ok, so dramatic, but you get my point, right? I spent a good part of a day processing all of the pre-eq Nebula for this song recently; R2R, TB+, MWC (inputs, sends, etc!). It sounds awesome, but I totally understand how you feel. I thought the purchase of my quad core was going to make everything with digital audio so easy. That's also when I started down the Nebula road, so it's like I am back to my days of standard VST's on a simple dual core. Sigh. But the sound is so much better, I rarely even consider ditching the Nebula sound. In fact, I just did an all non-Nebula mix of that same song I was referring to, and although it sounds GOOD, it doesn't sound Nebula good. Sigh again....