cheer me up

PipelineAudio wrote on 4/24/2005, 8:33 PM
At my new spot, engineers are an interchangeable commodity. The owner believes engineers have no differences to add so all must be exactly the same.

He will realize that all the business comes in as repeat customers from my partner and I's reputation, but for now

Theyre trying to pry vegas out of my cold miserable hands! They are forcing me to use PTHD for most of the work. They are trying to make me use PTHD on mac,but I feel I have compromised enough. Itll be on PC or I am splitting.

Still yet it is painful! I miss vegas already! Im still going to be using it as often as possible. I cant wait to see the look on Pretengineers' faces as I run Vegas on PT's ASIO outs :)


H2000 wrote on 4/24/2005, 9:21 PM
That kind of idiot mentality (must use PT) has made Digidesign a ton of money. There was a reason for them being tops when computers were slow, but now?

Here's something to cheer you up: At least they didn't make you use Cubase!
PipelineAudio wrote on 4/24/2005, 10:07 PM
oddly enough, that does cheer me up a bit :)
Rednroll wrote on 4/25/2005, 12:54 AM
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PipelineAudio wrote on 4/25/2005, 3:26 AM
you GOTTA be kidding me!!! PT can run with ACID, but SF's own vegas cant???
billybk wrote on 4/25/2005, 6:33 AM
Here is something that might cheer you up,

I briefly tried playing back an audio project, in Vegas 6 yesterday, with (12) of my UAD-1's plugins, as native VST (on tracks, buses & master), and the total added native CPU usage was only 7%-10% :-) I could not believe it. In Vegas 5, I would easily get a 40%-60% native CPU munching hit, with only (5) PPI's. In patching in/out, muting, soloing, etc.... I did not encounter any performance problems using the PPI's as VST, Vegas 6.

The one caveat, at least on my system, was that in addition to using the VST versions, in Vegas 6, I had to use my ASIO drivers, at a low buffer setting 128 samples (3 ms latency), in order to avoid the native CPU munching, when mixing. At higher latencies, the native CPU munching did rear it's ugly head. If you have good low latency drivers (ASIO) and a moderately fast CPU, it should not be a problem. Even on my (4) year old PIII 1Ghz/512MB DAW, using the .27 drivers for my Delta 66, I was able to comfortably mix (15) audio tracks & (6) Buses with (12) UAD-1 plugins (about 67% total DSP usage on 2 UAD-1 cards), and my native CPU stayed in the 70%-80% range. When I did the ol' disable/re-enable trick from the UAD-1 Performance Meter, my native CPU only fell by 7%-10%.
Which is about what you would expect to see (native CPU usage wise), in other audio hosts (SONAR4 , Samplitude 7, Nuendo 2 etc...)

Billy Buck
H2000 wrote on 4/25/2005, 8:37 AM
Yes but the problem for me is that a 128ms buffer would be too small for my machine to handle the native chores I do. I typically run two convolution verbs and at least a few native EQs in addition to the UAD. Without any UAD plugs, I'm typically at 60% native CPU already.

Lately, my best results have been using Classic Wave drivers with the Dx versions in V5. I can run up all of my UAD power. But, I noticed that the VST versions seem to use less UAD CPU, which means at least another UAD plug instance. The only problem is the current bug in V6 which doesn't correctly bypass the UAD plugs. When bypassed, the audio is bypassed but the UAD is still running the plug (no I don't have "keep plugins running while bypassed" seleccted).
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/25/2005, 4:00 PM
Cheer you up ? OK - how about most other DAW forums having members screaming for some (or better) video editing functionality ?

drbam wrote on 4/25/2005, 4:53 PM
"OK - how about most other DAW forums having members screaming for some (or better) video editing functionality "

Good one! LOL! Nothing like a bit of perspective. . .