I started using Cubase on LE 4 and have upgraded to every new version as it came out, but I had never used the control room function as I didn’t really need to.
Recently, because of the VST connect SE update in CP 8, I have to use the control room so I have had to learn all the bells and whistles that the control room offers
So here is the thing, I was playing around last night, creating a 4 minute track using 4 different guitar audio tracks and 1 GA SE drum track together, and I noticed that the VST performance meter (which usually sits around the 25% mark) was not moving at all?
On the audio tracks I had FX inserts, strip inserts, eq etc., plus I had a group FX track and VCA fader, plus sends and cue sends all activated and on the GA SE I had a sends, cue sends and inserts all working.
Usually, when I put on a GA SE (or Halion Sonic) track the VST performance meter starts to goes high (anywhere between 25-75%ish) so I normally render the track, but surprisingly, now that is not necessary.
Obviously I am not complaining about this because it is working to my benefit, but I am intrigued! Does anyone know if, by using the control room mixer, you would expect get a vastly improved (reduced to 0% ) VST performance usage?
A very happy Jim B