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Acustica Audio releases Ultramarine4: "TURN YOUR MIX INTO A LEGEND". Plugin Presets/Expansions
Old 2 days ago
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Yikes... am I the only one that is having CPU issues with this plugin (Demo version)? I'm using a Late 2012 iMac 27 3.4Ghz Intel Core i7 with 32GB Ram on a SSD drive running Cubase Pro 10 and I cant even place ONE instance of this plugin without making the system crawl. I'm testing on a one track Project with sample rate of 32/96...
Old 2 days ago
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Yikes... am I the only one that is having CPU issues with this plugin (Demo version)? I'm using a Late 2012 iMac 27 3.4Ghz Intel Core i7 with 32GB Ram on a SSD drive running Cubase Pro 10 and I cant even place ONE instance of this plugin without making the system crawl. I'm testing on a one track Project with sample rate of 32/96...
UM has always been CPU intensive. The first release was even higher so it's much better with this release.
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Yikes... am I the only one that is having CPU issues with this plugin (Demo version)? I'm using a Late 2012 iMac 27 3.4Ghz Intel Core i7 with 32GB Ram on a SSD drive running Cubase Pro 10 and I cant even place ONE instance of this plugin without making the system crawl. I'm testing on a one track Project with sample rate of 32/96...
Have you increased the buffer?
Old 2 days ago
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Thanks for the replies... I'm going to try to increase the buffer but I am using the same current system buffer with projects using on average 4+ virtual instruments (SD3, Arturia Synths, etc), and several audio tracks with plugins each (3+) into group tracks and I get minimal stress on the system. In this case, I just insert just one instance of the Ultramarine rack and I can barely get playback. Is anyone else using this plugin at a "high" sample rate? 24/96? I mean my system may have some years on it but it isn't a slouch either.

On a purely superficial note... these plugins look awesome and inspiring. And I respect your opinions on how they sound... plus I would like to take advantage of the intro pricing... but I need to get them to work first. I'll try a lower sample rate next. Thanks again.
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Thanks for the replies... I'm going to try to increase the buffer but I am using the same current system buffer with projects using on average 4+ virtual instruments (SD3, Arturia Synths, etc), and several audio tracks with plugins each (3+) into group tracks and I get minimal stress on the system. In this case, I just insert just one instance of the Ultramarine rack and I can barely get playback. Is anyone else using this plugin at a "high" sample rate? 24/96? I mean my system may have some years on it but it isn't a slouch either.

On a purely superficial note... these plugins look awesome and inspiring. And I respect your opinions on how they sound... plus I would like to take advantage of the intro pricing... but I need to get them to work first. I'll try a lower sample rate next. Thanks again.
Working at 96k with AA plugins is very difficult, even with an i9 CPU, windows and reaper, I do not think you could run more than 20 plugins. Your system is from 2012 and also if you use logic, it is one of the worst DAWs managing CPU cycles.
Old 1 day ago
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[...] also if you use logic, it is one of the worst DAWs managing CPU cycles.
He said he uses Cubase. And, btw, I’ve found Logic to be better with managing CPU than Pro Tools, Studio One, and Cubase (on Macs, obviously). It’s important to understand how multicore load balancing works in whichever DAW one calls “home.”
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Thanks for the replies... I'm going to try to increase the buffer but I am using the same current system buffer with projects using on average 4+ virtual instruments (SD3, Arturia Synths, etc), and several audio tracks with plugins each (3+) into group tracks and I get minimal stress on the system. In this case, I just insert just one instance of the Ultramarine rack and I can barely get playback. Is anyone else using this plugin at a "high" sample rate? 24/96? I mean my system may have some years on it but it isn't a slouch either.

On a purely superficial note... these plugins look awesome and inspiring. And I respect your opinions on how they sound... plus I would like to take advantage of the intro pricing... but I need to get them to work first. I'll try a lower sample rate next. Thanks again.
I agree with @ denork that running at 96k is tough with AA in my (limited) experience. You’ll probably find that putting them on busses takes more CPU than on individual tracks. You’ll probably want to freeze a lot more than you’re used to.
Old 1 day ago
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Has anyone compared the comp to Cupwise's C660 yet?
I have, and before I say anything I gotta give props to Acustica with delivering Ultramarine4 cause it is great! For me it was an automatic purchase, they treat their customers very well. I'm a Fairchild junkie and what I specifically use the Fairchild for is squashing the drums (no other comp can get "that" sound) and I can kinda get there with Ultramarine4 when I mess with the time constants, buuut I think Cupwise nailed it good with C660. So for what I use this comp for, honestly it's not even close- Cupwise killed it.
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After 1 week trying, in the end I bought. the comp is great for almost everything, drum bus, master, guitars, vocals, basses ... the eq 27 has been the big surprise, the reverb is what I do not think I ever use ..
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