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Old 18th August 2020
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Quick test. AMBER3STRIP 50 stereo instances. 3950X with 64 GB RAM. Lynx Hilo @ 512 buffer (I'm not sure what the ASIO performance is on this).

Old 18th August 2020
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Originally Posted by Synonym Music View Post
Quick test. AMBER3STRIP 50 stereo instances. 3950X with 64 GB RAM. Lynx Hilo @ 512 buffer (I'm not sure what the ASIO performance is on this).

Can you try 1024?

I also see that you have chrome open, you are connected to the internet and you have not optimized W10, you could get a better performance.

my i7-8700k @ 4.9Ghz can run around 30 navy's.

In my case, I have achieved better performance by disabling the virtual threads.

What I have clear is that a large amount of RAM is not necessary, I have 16GB and I never use more than 10GB when my CPU no longer reaches more.
Old 18th August 2020
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Can you try 1024?
Yes, we do all out testing @ 102 4 buffer for consistency in testing.

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What I have clear is that a large amount of RAM is not necessary, I have 16GB and I never use more than 10GB when my CPU no longer reaches more.GB when my CPU no longer reaches more.
Well...... my DAW ran 16GB and ran out with testing some Acqua's, since upgrading to 32GB I've yet to run out. Today I would recommend 32GB RAM for all Acqua/Nebula users.
Old 18th August 2020
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Can you try 1024?

I also see that you have chrome open, you are connected to the internet and you have not optimized W10, you could get a better performance.

my i7-8700k @ 4.9Ghz can run around 30 navy's.

In my case, I have achieved better performance by disabling the virtual threads.

What I have clear is that a large amount of RAM is not necessary, I have 16GB and I never use more than 10GB when my CPU no longer reaches more.
When you say 30 Navy's do you mean using all the bands and the compressor on all instances?
Old 18th August 2020
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When you say 30 Navy's do you mean using all the bands and the compressor on all instances?
Yes, all bands, pre and compressor, no filters.
Old 18th August 2020
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How about an Elysia suite? or even better an 1176 pack maybe? I've been digging the FET comps in Viridian and Magenta but a dedicated FET suite would just be killer! pretty plz!! @ AcusticaCM
I can't comment on future releases but @ 6ixcore has a 50/50 chance to be right
Old 18th August 2020
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I can't comment on future releases but @ 6ixcore has a 50/50 chance to be right
I have vst2 versions of all the aqua plugs installed (Pre core 16) and i am looking for a way to migrate to core 16 so i can keep old projects running.

If i install the vst3 versions along side the vst2 versions will the vst3 versions now be core 16?
Old 18th August 2020
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Preset registration still isn’t fixed! No record of presets used, really annoying.
Simple function and has a space for it at the top of the list..,,
Old 18th August 2020
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I have vst2 versions of all the aqua plugs installed (Pre core 16) and i am looking for a way to migrate to core 16 so i can keep old projects running.

If i install the vst3 versions along side the vst2 versions will the vst3 versions now be core 16?
Yes, in theory, it should work, you will remain on the same Core (VST2) and you will be able to try the Core 16 on VST3.
Bear in mind that settings on VST2 won't replicate on VST3, also, having two versions of the same plugin is not always recommended, but you can try.
Old 19th August 2020
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Today I realized that (in Logic Pro X) I cannot get the external sidechain working with any of my Acustica compressors :(

Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem?
Old 19th August 2020
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Yes, in theory, it should work, you will remain on the same Core (VST2) and you will be able to try the Core 16 on VST3.
Bear in mind that settings on VST2 won't replicate on VST3, also, having two versions of the same plugin is not always recommended, but you can try.
Okay 2 more questions:
-Is there a way to tell what core the plug is using by looking at the opened plug?
-Do the vst2 and vst3 share data on the install?
Old 19th August 2020
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Okay 2 more questions:
-Is there a way to tell what core the plug is using by looking at the opened plug?
-Do the vst2 and vst3 share data on the install?
Some have the Core number on the GUI (Lemon Core 11, Magenta Core 13, etc.) If it's not visible on the strip, it should be on the manual. Or even the product page on our website.
Not sure if they share files between those formats for different Core versions, but for more info, I would recommend you contact our support.
Old 19th August 2020
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@ AcusticaCM is the external sidechain on all of the Aquas supposed to work in Logic/ in any DAW?
Old 20th August 2020
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@ AcusticaCM is the external sidechain on all of the Aquas supposed to work in Logic/ in any DAW?
On the Acquas with an external sidechain option, yes, it should work in all the supported DAWs (Logic being one of them). First, check the product manual, if ext. Sidechain is available and it doesn't work please open a ticket to support so we can check it out.
Old 22nd August 2020
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Its a tuned 16core, but the real secret is moving the MacOS too a much faster device than just an SSD. I tried to move the AU plugins to different locations to achieve faster transfer rates, but even with some help of my genius IT specialist we werent suceesful, so the conclusion was to move the whole OS to a faster location. We started with an SSD Raid with 1GB/s transfer rate but the real magic comes with M2 SSD stick directly on the motherboard, that blows everything away as it is again more than 2-3 times faster as the RAID, in total 8-10 times faster than a regular SSD. Now I boot from the M2 stick and instances are easily more than double and the delay when tuning virtual potis is much less as well.

will do a short tutorial next month to share this with the community, so that those who can tune their audio stations in the same way can benefit from it (it is the same for Windows - even easier) It is a little effort, but the performance is incomparable to any „regular“ usage.
Looking forward to your tutorial. I’m very interested in this, as Logic on my 2010 12 core doesn’t give me as many Acustica instances as I’d like before choking. Unfortunately I don’t have any open PCIe slots to easily test it out, I’d have to switch to a Firewire UAD-2 accelerator to open one up. Did you notice any significant increases in being able to run other processor-hungry plugs? I also use IK Tape and Leapwing DynOne a lot and they also start choking Logic once I start writing automation on a large mix.
Old 23rd August 2020
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Okay so that's 1024
Old 4 weeks ago
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Looking forward to your tutorial. I’m very interested in this, as Logic on my 2010 12 core doesn’t give me as many Acustica instances as I’d like before choking. Unfortunately I don’t have any open PCIe slots to easily test it out, I’d have to switch to a Firewire UAD-2 accelerator to open one up. Did you notice any significant increases in being able to run other processor-hungry plugs? I also use IK Tape and Leapwing DynOne a lot and they also start choking Logic once I start writing automation on a large mix.
you dont need a free pci slot, you need to check if your motherboard has a M2 SSD slot, which will be directly on the board seperated from the pci slots, different location and different looking

Yes there is an increase of overall performance, the only „disadvantage“ is, having more power enables you to use significantly more instances and somewhen end up with the wish of more power again ..

But do we ever have enough power

Nevertheless the investment is not really huge in case your motherboard has a slot and there is a significant improvement
Old 4 weeks ago
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you dont need a free pci slot, you need to check if your motherboard has a M2 SSD slot, which will be directly on the board seperated from the pci slots, different location and different looking
As far as I can tell, the motherboard doesn’t have an M2 slot, an M2 SSD would have to be plugged into PCIe. Oh well.
Old 4 weeks ago
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you dont need a free pci slot, you need to check if your motherboard has a M2 SSD slot, which will be directly on the board seperated from the pci slots, different location and different looking

Yes there is an increase of overall performance, the only „disadvantage“ is, having more power enables you to use significantly more instances and somewhen end up with the wish of more power again ..

But do we ever have enough power

Nevertheless the investment is not really huge in case your motherboard has a slot and there is a significant improvement
Interesting topic, haven`t looked into it so far.

My MB does have a M2 slot, screws 2 satas when installed but ok.

Noob questions:
- which 500gb is recommended?
- I would use it extended for AA plugs, does it comes bootable by default & needs to be partioned?
- a soft needed to get it going or is it treated as a regular partition?
- something further to take care of?

TIA
Old 4 weeks ago
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Have you guys tested the DPC latency of the M2?

A jump in performance like that doesn't seem to make sense from a purley harddrive bandwidth angle .... are you getting significantly better DPC with the M2 drive vs a SSD hooked up to SATA?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Old 4 weeks ago
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Interesting topic, haven`t looked into it so far.

My MB does have a M2 slot, screws 2 satas when installed but ok.

Noob questions:
- which 500gb is recommended?
- I would use it extended for AA plugs, does it comes bootable by default & needs to be partioned?
- a soft needed to get it going or is it treated as a regular partition?
- something further to take care of?

TIA
I use a Corsair and a Samsung both 1TB works fine. in my case it was plug and play. I could mount them and formated them as a as a bootable harddisk and mirrored the OS on it and booted from the M2, done.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Anyone else using Erin Mid EQ? I find it doesn't work on a mono track(mutes the track) unless it's set to mid, LR doesn't work like on other plugs.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Anyone else using Erin Mid EQ? I find it doesn't work on a mono track(mutes the track) unless it's set to mid, LR doesn't work like on other plugs.
Works as expected here (VST2, Studio One, Windows).
Old 4 weeks ago
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Anyone played with that new Gold EQ yet?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Anyone played with that new Gold EQ yet?
They still didn't fix the 8093 and 8193 pic to show shelf and bell properly.

I just tried the 8115 on a mix to see if it messed with the curve with the bands on at 0 and it is neutral, unlike the 1073 and 8066. Seems to have a cool sound. Will play more tomorrow.

I just noticed that when i installed gold 4 it updated gold 3 as well and caused problems with recall of gold 3.
BE CAREFUL

Last edited by GreenNeedle; 4 weeks ago at 06:05 AM..
Old 4 weeks ago
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I use a Corsair and a Samsung both 1TB works fine. in my case it was plug and play. I could mount them and formated them as a as a bootable harddisk and mirrored the OS on it and booted from the M2, done.
Sounds like an easy one, thank you.
Old 4 weeks ago
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This is really not cool with Gold 4, i cannot revert back to gold 3 now because both installers say 4 on them in Aquarius. I rolled back to the June version on both and the recall problem is not fixed.
I would uninstall and reinstall Gold 3 but there is no option to in Aquarius to do that, they both say 4 and i believe are both core 16.
I hope they fix this right away.
Old 4 weeks ago
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This is really not cool with Gold 4, i cannot revert back to gold 3 now because both installers say 4 on them in Aquarius. I rolled back to the June version on both and the recall problem is not fixed.
I would uninstall and reinstall Gold 3 but there is no option to in Aquarius to do that, they both say 4 and i believe are both core 16.
I hope they fix this right away.
does this affect recall on tracks saved with Gold 3?




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Old 4 weeks ago
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This is really not cool with Gold 4, i cannot revert back to gold 3 now because both installers say 4 on them in Aquarius. I rolled back to the June version on both and the recall problem is not fixed.
I would uninstall and reinstall Gold 3 but there is no option to in Aquarius to do that, they both say 4 and i believe are both core 16.
I hope they fix this right away.
Was just noticing this every Gold is up on Aquarius minus v3... hope its just a mistake. Also noticed this one looks more an update then upgrade, there are multiple previous versions inside Gold4??
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