I am still having performance issues with Cubase 8 with VSTi’s.
In particular, when I used Kontakt 5 and Halion Sonic SE and other VSTi’s in one project. With a few instruments, VST inserts, fx channels and sends, I run into issues very quickly that limit what I can do. I’ve pretty much had enough of this. Ok, my PC isn’t the best in the world, but it’s no slouch either. I just don’t get this problem with Sonar but I don’t enjoy using Sonar tbh.
It’s 2015 and these VSTi’s exist to be used and we should be able to use Kontakt & Halion Sonic with lots of instruments loaded without issue. If it can be done in Sonar…
From a musical point of view, it hinders workflow, and restricts creativity too. I don’t want to freeze tracks when I’m writing a piece with many parts.
And something on this has bugged me for a few weeks…
With some projects, I have set ‘Activate Multi Processing’ to OFF. The performance meter seems to stop registering usage then in Cubase 8 then. However, the sound changes, but I have not been able to identify what it is that is changing or happening in Cubase 8 when this is disabled. There seems to be less reverb but all the channels are on and working still in the mixer. There is a definite change in the sound, though.
Can anyone shed light on this?