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  1. Dynamic VST Plugin buffer size optimisation has definitely improved sample-based instruments on my low spec machine,a lot faster and more responsive.
  2. Hi Sadicus, I think the recommendation is to use this feature on a "More Is More" basis,as the advantage is stated to be cumulative,so the higher number of channel strips the emulation is used on,the more noticeable the effect. I've personally never determined a quantitative effect in terms of the relative settings,however there should be a noticeable effect on the overall sound of your mix if you change the emulation model,so there is probably some subtle EQ movement taking place under the hood. I only have a low-spec machine,so I'm limited anyway in terms of real-time effects and use track freezing to the fore.I'd give a try on all channels,buses and master,and then change the emulation model and see if you can see a difference.There is some CPU impact if used across a large project,I think track freezing should help here. Regards, Neil
  3. Thanks for taking the time to reply both.@Alan...yes,this is the most common configuration I've seen being used ie an 1176-style with the fast attack profile first in the chain,followed by the LA-2A style to smooth. Being entirely self-taught,bass is one aspect I struggle to get consistent in mixes,not so much against the kick drum but occasions where I tend to lose it underneath rhythm guitar or synths.I've not tried this combination before in a piece of work,I have the T-Racks5 versions of both so may give this a try. Regards, Neil.
  4. Hi Forum, This one may fall between the lines as it probably applies to any DAW,and accompanied by a pre-emptive cap-touch towards experienced mix and sound engineers. Several YouTube tutorials on bass guitar compression recommend serial compression to treat different aspects of the bass transient shape.I note that in some of these,the use of an 1176-style compressor first in the signal chain is suggested,followed by a second compressor with different attack/release characteristics. Given the famously fast attack times(20 to 800 microsecond range)of this compressor and its many plugin versions,is this approach recommended for bass guitar,where the initial transient shape may be less aggressive than,for example,a percussive instrument such as snare drum? I have an open mind on this,so comments are welcome. Thanks, Neil Cummins Warrington UK
  5. I use the PC -authorised Oz9 version and not iLok,and still see the same as everyone above,however as I'm a first time Ozone customer a few months back,I have no benchmark.Plus my system is quite low spec and I have to make a lot of compromises when using both Oz9 Adv and Neutron3Adv as the Machine Learning embedded in some of the component plugins is very CPU cycle-intensive. I've seen various accounts on YouTube that Oz9 loads a lot faster than Oz8,however I can't attest to this claim in the context of CbB. Regards. Neil.
  6. I get by with CbB Bob with a Dell 5748 with an i3 processor and 8Gb of RAM,but with as much Windows 10 disabled as possible in terms of apps,services,no anti-virus running and following lots of the DAW optimisation tips and tricks that are well publicised on forums like this and on YouTube. The number of plugins used simultaneously will have a significant impact on CPU cycle usage,and so using track freeze and archive techniques are well worth reading up on to save on CPU time. Tools such as Ozone and Neutron which are starting to employ Machine Learning are very heavy on CPU time,and I have to make compromises in how many instances can be run at once. So with some judicious tuning and acceptance that you may hit your system limits at some point,then you should be able to get some decent results. BR// Neil.
  7. Lindsey Buckingham may have done something similar on the opening track on the 1987 Tango In The Night Album,not entirely sure though.
  8. Same issue...upgraded to BLA v6.0,restarted machine and two more goes..success on third attempt.
  9. It also allegedly defragments your SSD uncommanded,I'm not sure if it is an actual defrag attempt or a trim,however not recommended for SSDs. I'm holding off going to 2004 for now. BR// Neil
  10. Clip gain automation worked a treat,the small muting effect is almost imperceptible underneath the backing. Thanks Craig!
  11. Hi Forum, Can anyone recommend some good techniques within CbB capability to remove an annoying spike artifact on a guitar intro take that I want to otherwise keep,the backing track at this point in the song is mezzo-piano,so the artifact is spoiling the piece. I could record it again,however... Yours in much hope.. Neil Warrington UK
  12. Many thanks for the replies Guys...plenty to go at there! Cheers, Neil
  13. Thanks Teegarden, I probably should have phrased the question better to Bloatware removal tools such as ShutUp10.I have a fairly low spec machine which is at the limit of available hardware upgrade paths,and highly stripped down in terms of background programmes and services,Cortana off,Windows Defender off when disconnected from the Internet etc,all in the cause of some extra CPU resource.The only 3rd party software on there is audio-related. So I suppose my question was if applications such as ShutUp10 directly affect either DAW or plug-in functionality.I would assume from your response that this isn't the case? Regards, Neil
  14. Hi Forum, I suppose this one may be able to squeeze legally into this forum if I mention CbB...Does anyone use/recommend/discourage the use of Bloatware or PowerShell scripts such as ShutUp10 to try to eke more audio optimisation from their systems,having done most of the commonly-used tweaks that most users will have adopted? The level of intervention available in these scripts seems quite deep,and I was wondering if they have any impact upon DAW or plug-in performance,eg rendering them inoperable or degrading their performance. Thanks Neil Cummins Warrington UK
  15. Hi Paul, Just out of interest,I have a crash issue with a brand new ST4 SE installation out on a ticket with IK at the moment,and the same issue has been raised on this forum in another thread by several members.Does that crash you illustrate above occur during playback,making moves involving ST4 etc or as in my case,once a project containing ST4 is closed and then re-opened? This happens using either the VST2 or VST3 ST4 plug,with CbB and ST4 built up to date.IK have been in contact with me with some steps to try but no resolution so far. Thanks Neil.
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