I’ve been moving along building out a template for recording rock music based on Peter Decker’s methods.
At some point, no matter what I did, the signal began to distort. At first I thought it was a specific plug-in. I tested this theory by swapping in and out plug-ins by FabFilter, MagicDeathEye, DDMF, AudioDamage and even the standard Cubasis and Waves offerings. Only partial success.
It’s when I checked ** System Info and saw DSP usage peaking at 99%** that I understood.
Some plug-ins, especially the ones with very elaborate control systems, eat too much DSP, even on a powerful 2018 iPad Pro.
The solution was to use the more boutique compressors and limiters from MagicDeathEye, AudioDamage and DDMF. ** Now DSP hovers between 56% and 67% and there’s no distortion at all.**