The price of power
As anyone with any experience of Acustica’s other plugins will know, latency is part and parcel of the Acqua convolution technology behind them, with a very noticeable delay between twisting a knob or pressing a button and anything actually happening. Once you’ve got your parameters finalised, this may well feel like a small price to pay for such exceptional quality of end result, but when you’re in the flow – particularly flipping between Lime and other plugins that don’t suffer from the same issue – it’s pretty annoying. You’d think the included zerolatency version (LimeZL) would help, but that just alleviates audio input latency, not control input lag.
We also really don’t like the use of continuous but ‘snapping’ knobs for the Compressor Attack, Release and Ratio, where stepped ones or even buttons would be more appropriate. Such shonky UX is disappointing in such an otherwise-sexy GUI.