…and ‘HEY’ everybody
Dan from Universal Audio support here. I wanted to drop in on this thread because…
- I use Cubase 6 ( I’ve been a Cubase user for years… awesome app )
- I use the Apollo
Wellll I don’t OWN one yet ( working on that ) but I work with one everyday.
So to answer this question. There will not be a latency problem when recording. You would need to mute the track in Cubase when you record because you will be monitoring the audio input through the Console software for the Apollo. If you do not mute the channel in Cubase then you will get the doubling of the audio being recorded ( through the console AND through the DAW). The Console software is also where you would apply your UAD2 plugins when recording if you want the unique ‘realtime’ processing through the plugin.
…and I did say ‘realtime’
Because the UAD2 dsp chips are directly ‘physically’ located on the Apollo interface all the audio that is routed into the Apollo can be processed through the plugins in realtime! Also when you process the audio through the UAD2 plugins in the Console you have the choice to either ‘print’ the effect to the track or simply ‘monitor’ through the effect. Simple setup on the Console ( a switch you set to either MON or REC ).
Now there has been some advise on the thread talking about the normal latency you have when you are using UAD2 plugins… And these comments would be correct.
This latency is produced when you are ‘mixing and mastering’ with the UAD2 plugins. In this scenario you are adding the UAD2 plugin directly to the insert in Cubase. When you are adding UAD2 plugins in the DAW then you have to take into consideration the ‘round trip’ the data is taking ( DAW -> UAD2 DSP CHIPS -> DAW). Because of this round trip you need to increase your audio buffer size to a minimum of 512 samples ( perhaps more at higher sample rates or bigger sessions ).
Because you are mixing or mastering it won’t matter that the buffer size is higher. Your Cubase delay comp will take care of the latency produced by the UAD2 plugins.
If you have any other questions on this ( Al… anyone ) please feel free to contact us directly here at UA Customer Support.
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