I demoed El Rey and I really like it, but I could only run one instance in my session, and I had to up my buffer setting to 1024 to avoid crackling. I might’ve been able to instantiate one more, but I wouldn’t have been able to run anything else at that point.
My machine is not the newest kid on the block, but it’s no slouch: 12 core 3.33GHz Xeon classic Mac Pro with 32 gigs of RAM. Running Logic.
I should add that I put it on the 2-bus of a mix that was already in progress, but there’s not much going on in that mix yet. I have a couple different reverbs eating up some CPU, but nothing out of the ordinary.
A bunch of people seem to be praising the Core 13 technology as finally low enough CPU hit to make it broadly usable. That, however, is not my experience at this point.
There are two Mark Williams'?
Hahahaha! I was tired of my screen name getting cut off by one letter and bumping the "s" down to the next line. And it was a little hard to read, maybe??
My name has seriously been something I've battled professionally for over 20 years now. (Says I, to a man named "John Kennedy.") My name is such a common sounding name, that I frequently run into people who are convinced they've heard of me, but in the course of conversation, I become quite sure they have not. That, and there's a fairly well-known producer/AE in Charlotte named "Mark Williams" who's about 15 years my senior, so I've never even been the only "Mark Williams" producer/AE in North Carolina.
That, and it's a slight nod to "the other Jeffrey Lebowski."
Post by the other mark williams on Dec 18, 2018 1:14:35 GMT -6
Dammit. I just tried this on a VO track today recorded with a Soyuz SU-019, and it killed. Absolutely killed. More subjectively "alive" than my favorite LA-2A plug, the Black Rooster VLA-2A. It also cleaned up the lows / low mids, where there was a touch of muddiness. When I put it on the vocal, I didn't need any EQ.
I *really* didn't want to have to buy this. And I see the price has already gone up a bit (though still not all the way to regular pricing). I'll have to think about it. Grrr.