Definity wrote:im using it mostly in fruity loops and cubase 5 and still i get literally 3 Alex B libraries on the master of cubase and that's it!!! it 100% the processor im am on is a i7 920 32 bit is this normal?
I am also able to use only a few instances of Nebula before Logic crashes. Of course, it depends on the programs used, but when using more than three or four instances of AlexB's 10 kernel programs, Logic gives up. (I work on a 2,5 year old iMac with 4 GB Ram and Intel Core 2 Duo processor).
I had already sort of accepted this and found a workflow around it (constant rendering) but it seems from this forum that some members do not have this issue and are able to load many more instances of Nebula (for instance Mimi).
Is this merely a matter of CPU/Ram etc? Is it a question of mac vs. pc? Or could this have another reason? In other words, can this be improved in any way by the user himself without buying a new computer and/or constant rendering?
This question has been asked before on this forum but I have not yet seen a clear answer to what the solution may be. It would be great if Giancarlo or another Nebula developer could take the time to chime in!
I believe the problem is in "o.s", Nebula, in windows764bits , can have numerous instances, There are cases of people running 115 nebulas in core i7. I run about 20 cases of the nebula. my nebula, is the bundlepro. Actually this is very strange, send an email to giancarlo. Nebula3 in win764bits, each instance represents 1% cpu usage. And look at that is a notebook core i7 of 1.6 mhz. your machine can run,150 nebula.
I separate my mix, in groups and put an "in" console to my liking. and put an "out" buss console of my preference. So I go riding my virtual console, with input and output, and master ... It's easy, just use your imagination. Example: Channels battery, say, 16 channels, at all on a submaster. In it, I put two nebulas, with a "in7" alexb vbc and another with "out" mbv buss alexb. And so on the imagination.
*One Input program in all tracks (different inputs in each one of them)
I do all the editing first and then just run a rough mix: riding levels, equalization, compression, etc., just to get a big picture of the song and know it better. Then I insert input line programs in all my instruments/drums and input mic programs in vocals (my main rule here is "line for instruments that are supposed to be recorded using line" and "mic for vocals or instruments that are supposed to be recorded using microphones", though sometimes this may vary depending on the element, e.g., a guitar may be recorded through a line or mic, in this case I choose what sounds better). I won't lie, I can't really add Nebula instances in all my tracks at once so I just do it in blocks of 10 or 15 tracks which is what my current PC can handle. I also insert preamp programs before these input programs (I don't use hardware preamps anymore ). AlexB's Modern Tube Pre and Preamp Color Suite, Analog in the Box's Fate EQ's line in, CDSoundMaster's Siemens W285B pre and 1084 free pre, Rhythminmind's free VM-Tube and Military-Tube, etc. These are the programs I use. I render these tracks.
*One Buss Group program in my groups (in REAPER I use folder tracks)
I don't use 'colored' buss programs that much, my go-to program here is the clean version. I don't really use a lot of groups. I use one group for each singer, one group for all my drum elements and another group for the rest (except the bass, I always leave it alone). Like I said, I insert "BGC" programs in each one of these.
*One MixBuss program in the master.
I always use the CLC MixBuss Clean program (CLC MBC) here, that's the program I like the most
I should mention that I always split my stereo tracks to left and right channels and use different input programs in each as well as AlexB's Precision Analog Panner (-3dB mostly) to pan them hard L/R. In these cases I send both tracks to a group and then I insert a buss group program there (clean). I render these groups and then I split them again to left and right channels. Most of my processing occurs in mono tracks, the only stereo tracks I use are groups.
Hope that helps. Cheers.
i7 3770k :: Asus P8H77-V LE :: 16Gb DDR3 @1600MHz :: Geforce GT 520 :: OCZ-Vertex 128Gb :: WD Black Series 1Tb and Green Series 1Tb :: F*******e Liquid56 :: REAPER 64bit and StudioOne 64bit (both latest versions) :: Win 10 64bit