My specs: Pro Tools LE 7.4.2 / Mac Pro - 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon - 3 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM Memory / OS X 10.5.4
I just downloaded and installed a demo of Tube Saturator today, and I really love the way it sounds- I have never been instantly thrilled with any saturation plugs (I have tried many), so this was a big first for me. I want to purchase it, but immediately I was experiencing an issue…
I’ve found that wherever I put an instance, be it a stereo or mono track, I get sporadic issues with any audio passing through the plug-in. Basically, I sometimes get a loud pop right when I try to begin playback, and then no audio outputs from the plug-in (although playback continues and has never ground to a halt). It does not seem to be CPU-related, and thus far it does not seem to be predictable in any way.
Right now I have an instance on my master bus, and also an instance on my mono bass guitar track, and sometimes the issue only occurs with the bass track but not the master bus, so I just don’t hear any bass guitar; sometimes it occurs on the master bus, so I hear no tracks at all. Stop playback…start playback, same issue (maybe); stop playback…start playback, everything is fine until I stop playback and try to restart it (maybe), but again, there is no pattern to this. The issue also occurs without the mono instance in the session. If I wait for reverb tails to die out before attempting to start playback, this does not seem to help.
Also, less frequently when this problem occurs, the DAW meters on the track with TS will stay slammed into the red after stopping playback, as if there is some internal feedback occurring (which Pro Tools automatically mutes internally), and there is no way to stop it (including removing the TS instance) except for restarting the session.
If there is a remedy to this I will buy the plug-in immediately! I might buy it anyway because I like it so much, but certainly I wouldn’t be able to put up with this forever