OK, I keep hearing that Acustica plugins are really great. When I demoed them a few years ago they were so unstable/slow/sluggish in both WaveLab and REAPER that I couldn’t even tell how they sounded.
Against my better judgment, I’m trying them again and they seem a little better but there are a few things that make me unable to use them today. I know @PG1 mentioned being in touch with Acustica and maybe other users are too. I just do not have the bandwidth right now to get these issues fixed so I can use them so I thought I’d make this post in case anybody cares to get them working proper in WaveLab. Right now I don’t have the time/motivation to do it.
First of all, whoever named the plugins didn’t think it over very well. See attached. How are we supposed to really know what these are?
I just tried a render using IVORYST and as a test I turned the gain way down in the plugin. Notice in the attached screen shot of the rendered audio that the audio fades down to the correct level over the course of 40 milliseconds or so. This would be bad for rendering certain types of files and tells me the first moments of the rendered audio do not get processed correctly by the Acustica plugin.
When inserting some of the Ivory plugins during playback, I heard a LOUD snap as the plugin loads. Not good.
I want to like these plugins but they seem very janky.
Here’s a screen shot of the plugin/settings used, the rendered result, and the terrible way the plugins were named.