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Unify has rejuvenated my computer  


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September 29, 2020 5:01 am  


This isn't a feature request. I just didn't know where else to put my praise for Shane's (@getdunne) programming ingenuity in turning Omnisphere into a multi-threaded VST. 

There are several O2 Multis in the PlugInGuru libraries that bring my souped-up (but aging) Mac Pro 5,1 to its knees. The audio just tears, crackles and pops when you play several notes simultaneously. By taking those same O2 Multis and converting them to Unify layers, the sound-generating workload is spread amongst the processor cores and it gets rid of the nastiness.

But the best part is that this even works for cpu-intensive O2 patches that aren't Multis. If the patch uses parts A thru D, you can make 4 Unify layers with a copy of the O2 patch in each. Then go into each copy and shut off all Parts except one (e.g. Layer 1 only has Part A enabled, Layer 2 only has Part B enabled, and so on). Each Unify Layer (and each cpu core) will then only play one Part of the O2 patch. Problem Solved! Neat.

Thanx, Shane. 🙂 

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September 30, 2020 4:42 pm  

Thank you @karlfranz. I'm so glad to know that Unify is useful and even solves some problems for you!

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October 1, 2020 1:50 am  

@karlfranz  I haven't taken the time to make separate layers for single Omnipshere patches, but that is a really good idea.  I will have to start trying that out.

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October 1, 2020 4:26 am  

I'm happy too - Omnisphere and my other instruments now have superpowers they didn't have before.