The performance meter in Cubase seems often not accurate - comparing it to windows performance meter in task manager. I’d like to be able to reliably check performance with that Cubase meter, but I just don’t trust it. I tested this quite extensively yesterday.
Anyway… a UAD-1 card (running 32-bit plugins) using jbridge works in C9, yes, except that the jbridge auxhost.exe process eats CPU such that any gain made by offloading processing to the UAD-1 card, is erased by the necessary jbridge auxhost process that runs concurrently …which sucks.
So, with a UAD-2 device, then, I presume running the native 64-bit UAD plugins (NOT through jbridge) doesn’t have this problem?
And with Cubase 9 dropping support for 32-bit plugs, I wonder if it’s still possible to find from the Cubase 8.5 folder the VST Bridge files, drop them into Cubase 9, and maybe get it to work? …and if that makes the CPU performance any better?
(musings of an early adopter…)