Looking for some advise as to plug ins and CPU usage.
First, some background. I am running Cubase Pro 9.3 and, over the years, have installed various extra plugs (both free & bought in) from various manufacturers.
Waves has been my normal choice, with everything from eq & compressors right up to NX and TG12345.
Whenever I used these plug ins there was a distinct jump in my CPU meter and the more I used the higher the reading until it overloaded and started dropping out.
With some plugs (NX and TG12345 for example) just one instance caused the CPU to spike and if I tried to load another plug anywhere on the project it just basically stopped functioning as it should.
This weekend I tried a little test, 5 mono audio guitar parts, Nova mono EQ and H mono compressor on each, all tracks sent (around 50%) to an FX track with a single stock Steinberg reverb on it, and finally a TG12345 on the stereo out mix bus, and that’s it!
My CPU meter showed 60-65%, and any additional plugs caused the scale to max leading to drop outs!
I then substituted all the non Steinberg plugs with “in the box” plugs, and the CPU fell to 15%?
So here’s the question, am I doing something fundamentally wrong with my plugs? Have I loaded them incorrectly, are they in the wrong location, or am I missing something really obvious here?
One thing I did notice was that, in the plug in manager, it wasn’t showing the path to the Wave plugs in the bottom section, so I added it, and once the computer had finished scanning, there was of LOT of blacklisted Waves plug ins that weren’t there before??
I can give more details about plugs and locations etc. If needed, but I was really just looking for some guidance?
I would like to get this working properly before I go for the 9.5 version.
Thanks for reading,