Reducing Ozone's latency and CPU usage

October 20, 2015

Unlike many single task plug-ins, Ozone harnesses the power of six plug-ins in one. Ozone performs a significant number of calculations when running. The combination of multiple DSP modules performing analog modeling and a half dozen real time meters dictates that it requires more CPU processing than a typical plug-in.

While continuing to push the limits of high quality audio signal processing, Ozone offers significant improvements concerning CPU optimization allowing your sessions to run more efficiently.

If you do start to reach the limits of your particular machine, here are some tips for optimizing your CPU:

• If you're not using modules for processing, you should be sure to bypass them to conserve CPU power.

• Try changing the buffer size and/or latency setting in your host application. 

When buffers are too high (latencies are too large), meters will update very slowly and performance may suffer. As buffers become very small (latencies are very low), the Digital EQ and Digital Crossover will consume more CPU.

• You can disable meters in their option screens. Right-click on any meter to bring up the options screen for that meter.

• Using fewer crossover bands can save significant CPU. Try using 1 or 2 band dynamics, for example, instead of all 4 bands. 

For more tips and tricks, please refer to the Ozone User Guide.

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