Why Music Producers and Engineers Shouldn’t Upgrade to Mac OS 10.15 “Catalina” Immediately

Why Music Producers and Engineers Shouldn't Upgrade to Mac OS 10.15 "Catalina" Immediately

Those of us who are working full time as music producers or audio engineers typically don't upgrade our operating system the minute a new release or update comes out.

Many of us have learned the hard way over time.

No matter how much "Apple" beta tests there will always be some compatibility issues with software or hardware when a new Operating System (OS) release or update comes out. (This also applies to the latest update of a plugin or application as well).

All it takes is one minor thing that some developer didn't take into account (or wasn't aware of) and we could be dead in the water; causing us to miss deadlines, having to recreate parts, or worse yet, entire sessions!

With "Digital Audio Workstations" ("DAW") upgrades we are cautious, knowing that, most likely, there will be hardware and/or software (plugin) incompatibilities with a new release.

Some engineers and producers NEVER...

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Cubase DSP Optimization

Cubase DSP Optimization - Maximize Your CPU's Performance in Cubase

Experiencing Issues During Playback in Cubase

Don't we all know it when we are in a middle of creating or mixing a song, and all of a sudden weird audio artifacts start occurring up to the point where the audio drops out for seconds which makes it impossible to finish any work? This can be so frustrating that it will drive you crazy. Just figuring out what causes it can take forever. So I decided to share some tips and tricks on how to optimize your workflow in Cubase so that you can focus on what's most important "Making Music".

In Cubase, you can see the Audio Performance window by pressing F12. This allows you to check for any performance issues in your DAW. When the Real-time Peak (bottom color bar in the image below) spikes to its max, that's when you hear the artifacts or audio dropouts.
Cubase Audio Performance Window
[ Audio Performance Window ]

The amount of calculations...

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