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ChrisG UK
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Would it be possible to let the user re-size the description window to more than two lines depth?

I use this window to remind me what actions are associated with the preset. Eg macros, key action 5D for ROLI, size of patch if it uses Kontakt so I know when it has fully loaded  

e.g.

Macro 1: filter,   Macro 2: Pad Level   (0.6Gb)

Pressure = Resonnance,  Forward = Vibrato   

 

Loving Unify by the way. really getting into Midi filtering and layers together to create complex patches. 

Thanks,

PS one quick question, does Unify use different threads when it is used as a VST instrument in other software.

Chris G
Hardware: ROLI Seaboard, ROLI Lightpad, LinnStrument, Native Instruments S61, CC121
Software: Cubase 12 pro, Native Instruments, Equator 2, Cypher2, Strobe2
OS: MacBook Pro 2019, Big Sur 11.7, iPad Pro


   
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@chrisg-uk

I agree it would be nice to be able to see more details in the patch description. For now, clicking the Save button is the only way to do this (hit Cancel to close without saving). There are a number of possible ways to do this; I haven't decided which to pursue. If you have a preference, or can point to another plug-in that does something close, please say so.

-shane


   
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ChrisG UK
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Thanks for replying Shane. 

I think it looks good as it is but just needs a Simple resize for the description frame window. I suppose it is related to the guru pic in the same frame. 

also sorry to ask again but does VST plugin for unify use multi threading in a DAW? I am trying to maximise my synth power out of my Macbook pro. My Cubase performance monitor always seems rather high compared to the process manager in the mac os. 

cheers

Chris G
Hardware: ROLI Seaboard, ROLI Lightpad, LinnStrument, Native Instruments S61, CC121
Software: Cubase 12 pro, Native Instruments, Equator 2, Cypher2, Strobe2
OS: MacBook Pro 2019, Big Sur 11.7, iPad Pro


   
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@chrisg-uk

Unify (stand-alone or plug-in) runs all MIDI layers in parallel, then all Instrument layers, then all AUX layers, and finally the Master layer. Layers run in parallel will usually run simultaneously on separate CPU cores. (The operating system governs thread/core assignment.)

So yes, the Unify VST uses multi-threading, but in doing so, it may rob the DAW of available processing power by loading several CPU cores instead of just one. It is no different from other multi-threaded plug-ins (e.g. u-he Diva) in this way.

The reason you see noticeable CPU usage in Cubase is because, even though Unify can run certain layers in parallel, it must run the four layer-groups (MIDI, Instrument, AUX, Master) in strict sequence. This introduces a bit of overhead which typical plug-ins don't have, causing it to take a little bit longer to process each audio buffer. Cubase's performance-meters basically show each track's total buffer-processing time (as a fraction of the total time available, which itself is related to the buffer length and sampling rate), so you see the performance bar get a little longer.

Unify's per-buffer overhead depends on the active patch's layer structure, e.g. if you aren't using any MIDI layers at all, there will be less overhead. However, because of multi-threading, the overhead for adding MIDI layers will be pretty much the same if you add one MIDI layer or five.

This is probably way more detail than you wanted, but I hope it answers your questions.

-shane


   
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ChrisG UK
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Wow thanks for that. No i like details.😁👍

I understand a little more and can watch how many different layers i use in my patches to help the processing. 

Thanks for your time. 

Kind regards

Chris G
Hardware: ROLI Seaboard, ROLI Lightpad, LinnStrument, Native Instruments S61, CC121
Software: Cubase 12 pro, Native Instruments, Equator 2, Cypher2, Strobe2
OS: MacBook Pro 2019, Big Sur 11.7, iPad Pro


   
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