First, let me thank the developers for creating the only piece of software like this, and making it work so well. It’s a brilliant piece of kit, and fills a really desperate gap in my engineering work.
But! There’s always a but.
I’m having very different experiences with the plugin on Windows and Mac, and I wonder if anyone else has anything similar.
My goal is to use SurferEQ as a realtime processor during vocal practice/tracking. Yes, I’m taking into account the latency that is inevitable. A little bit of doubling is fine for my purposes.
Now, for testing, I’m using the simplest possible setup on both machines: Reaper, loading SurferEQ, using very short buffers (64, for example), and nothing else processing or disk streaming. On my MacBook Pro, this works beautifully. On my Winbox (running Win10), I get loads of artifacts that sound to me more like buffer underflows than gain issues.
I’ll be digging into that Winbox to see what I can strip out, and whatever other optimizations I can figure out - and I know that this is at least much a support topic as a forum question - but I do want to know what other users have experienced with the two platforms, and what, if anything, they’ve learned.