Hello I’m an e-drummer and I’ve just checked out the new SimonPhillips lib. Great sounds! But when I watch the Real-Time Peak meter in CubaseArtist7.5.40 I just cannot believe it: a new project with only one VSTi: GAse4.2.20 with the SimonPhillips library makes my audio machine (a good i5 desktop audio-tweaked PC, RME FF400 with 48 samples ASIO buffer) show red Cubase real time peaks. Most of the time 50% up to 80%, and sometimes 100% with the red peak. Is the meter wrong or is GA extremly bad at ASIO performance??: though it shows red peaks I cannot detect dropouts or stuttering on the i5 machine; but on an older dual-core PC I get massive dropouts where other drum-sampler like EZdrummer2 or Superior Drummer2 even with lots of DSP-Fx stay cool).
Do you (at Steinberg) know drum-tools like SuperiorDrummer2 or BFD2? Compare the Real-Time Peak meter with your GrooveAgent and the SimonPhillips lib. What do you think? Are you for real
Another Simon Phillips Studio Drums question :
I cannot find a variable Hihat articulation for e-drums? Where is it?
“RAM save” seems to be buggy. I could not in every case unload the samples or articulations that I wanted.)
Are there any e-drummers using GA and this new library? What’s your opinion? For me the sounds are outstanding and I like the layering possibilities for main snare and kick and regarding this it is worth the price
BUT the GrooveAgent ASIO performance is just a bad joke! (BTW: I could not really improve anything by altering the performance settings at the GA “options”-page - e.g. “reduce the voices” : nobody wants to have very few voices when e-drumming…)
I ask Steinberg: will this performance issue be improved promptly???
EDIT: I noticed crackling sound now on the i5 machine especially when playing fast rolls And I’ve tested a very potent audio notebook with a good and newest i7 CPU. Guess what!?: It’s crackling at 64 samples ASIO buffer (RME Babyface)… and whenever another VSTi comes in it becomes completely unstable and crackling.