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waves-audio suite-pro tools

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by nillox, May 20, 2008.

  1. nillox

    nillox Guest

    i am planning on getting a digi 003 and getting back into protools. i was planning on getting sompressors and eq hardware so i wouldnt use up all the ram on plug ins. but then i remembered protools has audiostuite plug ins that process the selected audio and doesnt use up all the ram. so i noticed that waves plug ins work with audiosuite and im planning on getting the power pack.

    im just trying to confirm if what im thinking is the way it actually works.
    thanks for any help
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    It all depends on your computer. Sure ProTools LE has some decent plugs and the Waves plugs are nice but they all use up CPU power. So regardless of the plugins you will be limited by the processing power of your computer.

    The HD Systems are another story. They have DSP processing built into the PCI card.

    If you are concerned about DSP power you might consider the plugin processors from Waves.


    At any rate, you are limited to 48 tracks orf audio with ProTools LE. It shouldn't be a problem.
  3. nillox

    nillox Guest

    im not sure because i havnt used pro tools in a while and i never used audiosuite fully, i didnt think it used up processor or ram or anyhting along that line, i thought it was made so it wouldnt use up ram like rtas plug ins??
    i might be completly wrong in all this so forgive me for my ignorance.
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If it runs from within ProTools LE, it has to get juice from somewhere and it's not getting it from the Digi 003.
  5. nillox

    nillox Guest

    i thought audiosuite process the audio and makes a new file with said effect on it, eq or compression ect. while plug ins are constantly running and using up ram, the audiosuite only uses ram while prosessing it into a new file
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Ah. I see what you're getting at. Yeah. They are not applied in real time. They are "off-line" effects.
  7. nillox

    nillox Guest

    can u explain more on that if u can

    sorry, decided id get off my ass and i looked it up myself. thanks for ur help.
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    In other words. You can't apply them while the file is playing. You can hear a preview of what to expect the plugin to do when you're finished but, You won't know if it will be absolutely what you need until you apply the plugin and listen to the track. This is fine for noise removal, maybe some mild compression/limiting but I couldn't see myself using this for anything other than that. Delay and reverb plugs can sound different throughout a track. It could also be that I just don't quite know what to listen for when using these types of plugins.

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