Generic question: has VST performance on a Mac taken a hit with version 8? My set up is in my sig line. Not the newest machine, but still reasonably powerful. I love Cubase Pro and it works like a charm in my set up, EXCEPT for the fact that it seems I can’t coax the same performance out of it even with the new ASIO guard 2 or whatever it’s called.
For example, and please forgive me if this is esoteric, I am running one instance of Iris 2, and one instance of 2C Audio’s new plug in Kaliedoscope as an efx insert. This configuration immediately pushes the Cubase CPU meter to between 40 - 60% at idle. Play some notes and it usually surges to 90% or more with the attendant crackles. My buffers are set to 512 or more. The plug ins are at their lowest quality except for Kaleidoscope’s analysis bands which are set to 512. (Lower doesn’t sound very good.)
Running either alone doesn’t peg the CPU though either one causes the CPU meter to move about more than a third up its meter.
Is this normal? Thank you for any thoughts.