1. EpicDude

    Presonus Studio 24c stressing more my CPU than the Scarlett Solo.

    I "upgraded" my old Scarlett Solo for the Studio 24c because I needed different volume controls for monitors and headphones (the Solo just has one for both). I don't record, I only use virtual instruments at 16 bit 44.1 Hz, my suspicion is the 24c is using higher sample rates (even if Universal...
  2. Illico

    Monitoring CPU RAM Resources on Windows 10 - Xbox Game Bar

    Hi, We are often faced with managing our hardware resources such as CPU and RAM. Until today, I was using the "Performance Monitor" application of my Windows 10. But now, I use the Xbox Game Bar widget that I place in a corner of the screen. Press Windows logo key + G to open Game Bar over your...
  3. J

    Is my PC sufficient for VI?

    Hey all, I'm hoping some of you technology wizards will be able to point me in the right direction on this one... I've been struggling with audio drop outs, stuttering, clicks and pops while composing in Cubase and it's starting to get in the way of my writing process. I generally use a...
  4. Secret Soundworks

    Musical Sampling libraries - how are they on CPU usage?

    For the longest time I've been looking at getting some of the Orchestral libraries from Musical Sampling as I love their ease of use and focus on performance without keyswitching. I've seen some people mention that the Adventure patches in these libraries (Trailer strings, brass, Adventure...
  5. Manaberry

    Intel 10980XE Benchmarks and optimizations

    Hello VI-C community, I've been using the 10980XE for a year now. I've put a lot of effort into making my system and my hardware solid as a rock in order to produce music with "no limits". I'm sharing with you what this big boy can handle. First, I would like to point out that this CPU is the...
  6. wuubb

    Best Ryzen 5000 CPU to buy?

    I've been considering the 5800x since it's the highest number of cores with still only 1 CCX, since in the past my understanding was that multiple CCXs added latency problems. I've read that the 5800x though is only marginally better than a 10700k at $120 more, and at that point one should move...
  7. MoeWalsaad

    Recreating my Kontakt5 templates on Kontakt6 - Worth it?

    Hello, I spent years developing work templates using Kontakt5.dll , but now since we upagraded to Kontakt6, does it worth it to re-create my old templates on Kontakt6? if I don't what am I missing? Do Kontakt6 has any structural features that I may not be aware of that will optimize the usage of...
  8. thecompactor

    Is the i7-9800X a bad CPU to start a build off of?

    I am starting a new build and could use some critique. I'm moving up from an i5-3570K on an ASRock H77M with 16GB of DDR3. My parts list so far is: Mobo: ASRock X299 STEEL LEGEND CPU: i7-9800X Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A RAM: 64 GB DDR4 (add more as I go) Storage: A mix of Samsung EVO SSDs for...
  9. barteredbride

    Do I actually need more CPU cores / threads for music software??

    I mean, do CPU hungry soft synths, DAWs, 1000 track templates, multiple reverb effects etc, sample libraries and sound cards actually utilize the extra cores and threads in CPUs ? I always intended to upgrade my AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU (8 cores, 16 threads) and I was thinking of swapping it with the...
  10. wuubb

    How much does extra CPU cores/cache matter?

    When looking at high-end laptops (like the thinkpad x1e or XPS 15), they all pack 6 or now even 8 core CPUs. Obviously they throttle and every review out there says that you can improve it marginally with a repaste/undervolting. (FYI I know the XPS has serious DPC latency issues and unless...
  11. Manaberry

    [Thread] AMD/Intel CPU 2019

    Hi there. Computex is happening. AMD and Intel conferences are done. Now we have to wait until further announcement from AMD at E3 (mid June) and Intel might come with something this summer. Intel has revealed an improved version of the 9900K: 9900KS. Frequency has been increased on both base...
  12. Patient_Minds

    Logic Pro X: Environment

    I’m wondering if anyone knows if Logic Pro’s Environment is CPU heavy or not? I’ve recently started using the Environment as main mixer, instead of the Logic’s Mixer Window (which sucks as it doesn't allow you to arrange things as you like), but noticed my computer fan coming on a lot more...
  13. Nicktwo85

    CPU upgrade question

    Hey all, I'm currently running an Intel 7700k with the ASUS Tuf Mark II Z270 motherboard. I've maxed out my RAM at 64GB, but I'm finding that my only setback may be that I'm (rarely, but happens) bottlenecking with CPU power. (Windows machine running Reaper and a fairly large template with...
  14. wuubb

    Nature of hardware limits when using Kontakt?

    Between these 3 components: RAM, CPU, and storage, what is the order in which they usually crap out when running large templates? I'm curious from a hardware standpoint what the priorities should be when building a system say for VEP. Based on what I read on here, it seems that CPU would be the...
  15. Fredeke

    Is it time to upgrade my PC ?

    Hello all Last year I built myself a tower around an i5 7400 processor. (I won't describe my whole config, but rest assured that RAM, MB etc. are what is needed to take full advantage of that CPU) However, on more and more projects, I use enough CPU to have to increase latency beyond what I'm...
  16. Normqn

    Kontakt 6 vs Kontakt 5 (Performances/RAM/CPU)

    I'm wondering if Kontakt 6 has better performances, if anyone saw, by loading a ton of instruments, a gain of performances with K6 or not ?
  17. GrapeBotherhood

    Master/Slave setup: where to put best CPU?

    As in the title....given that I mainly work with: - Lots of VSTs and Kontakt instances -Lots of Orchestral Work -Not so much audio recording -A few plugins in the inserts, but the most of them would be used only in mixing/mastering phase, when I have already bounced all the VSTs tracks to audio...
  18. A

    Fl Studio Is Laggy With Large Orchestral Template

    Hello all, I have a major problem that has been annoying me for a long time, I make orchestra pieces using orchestra vst's and have made a large template containing mostly Spitfire Audio's instruments.All of the instruments are on SSD's, I also just reinstalled Fl studio on one of those SSD's as...
  19. N

    New Intel Xeon W chips announced

    You can see a summary of them all HERE. These are Intel's single socket workstation chips. In some ways, they are just the XEON version of the current i9/Extreme chips in their consumer line. The core counts exactly match the progression of i9 chips, for example, but with higher RAM limits...
  20. Grégory Betton

    What is the advantage of a slave computer and how do I set up one?

    Hey there! So far, I'm only using my 2016 MacBook Pro to run Logic Pro X. But as I see some info here and there about offloading computation to a slave computer, I'm starting to wonder if I should jump ahead. Could you explain me what are the real advantages of a slave computer, and lead me to...
  21. hozierschurch

    Logic Track On/Off

    I am creating a large-ish template but only have 24GB RAM. Is having most tracks switched off by default a workable solution? In reality, does the On/Off button mean the track and plugins do not affect CPU at all or is it just a glorified mute button? I’ve read conflicting opinions on this...
  22. hozierschurch

    Gain Staging (VSTi)

    Is it okay to use a gain plug-in on every VST instrument channel for purposes of gain staging (even if this means 60+ instances?). Will this impact on CPU resources? Is this best practise?
  23. tav.one

    The NEW Logic Benchmark Test

    The logic benchmark test has been helpful for figuring out the DAW's CPU performance on Mac. I was about to ask @christianhenson to post his benchmark result on the iMac Pro but then I checked the scores again and saw that top on the list is 'Mac Pro 12-Core 2.7 Late 2013' and that can run 255...
  24. David Hall

    Lag spikes on studio one 3?

    I know that most of you use cubase or dp. I have been using studio one 3 and nothing to complain, except i sometimes will notice lag spikes and audio glitches. I i'm not familiar on how this occurs i did some research and my dpc latency shows that somehow is my graphic card causing some sort of...
  25. wuubb

    Is there any performance gain from syncing all CPU cores?

    I've seen in a couple of audio-optimizing guides for PC around the web that disabling turbo boost and speed step are better for audio work. This would effectively make all the cores run at the same speed. One could theoretically even sync them to the turbo boost frequency or overclock frequency...
  26. N

    Old dell precision as Slave?

    would it be possible to soup up an old secondhand computer like this one (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Precision-T3600-8-Core-2-20GHz-E5-2660-32GB-RAM-1x-500GB-HDD-Win7-Pro-/381821310333?hash=item58e652d57d:g:O~UAAOSwvflZWnTk#viTabs_0) with an SSD and some more RAM to be used as a slave for...
  27. Maestro1972

    I5 to i7 iMac upgrade?

    I purchased an iMac back in 2012 (model EMC no.:2546). I would like to upgrade the i5 to an i7 and change out the hard drive to an SSD. The current CPU is 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i5. My questions are: 1) can it be done and 2) which processor to purchase? Some may think that it wouldn't be worth...
  28. ranaprathap

    If you are planning to build a PC now, wait for Threadripper

    From what we are seeing from this video, the performance beats out intel's X299 platform in multithreaded work loads and hence if you are planning to build a PC now/near future, just wait until the rest of the benchmarks are out as it appears the AMDs' threadripper is offering more value.
  29. G

    Core i9 Processors

    WoW! Core i9 processors now! Thats gonna be a game change. https://mybroadband.co.za/news/hardware/213096-intel-unveils-core-i9-cpu-the-most-extreme-desktop-processor-ever.html
  30. Seycara

    New Mega Build

    I am making a 10k audio pc and am currently stuck between two possible configurations: i7-7700k with 64gb 3000mhz ddr4 or i7 6800k/i7 6950x with 128gb 3000mhz ddr4 I know that the broadwell-E cpus have quad channel ram support as well as support up to 128gb ram which would be useful for...
  31. Phryq

    Xeon CPUs vs 7700k

    So I'm planning to build a travel-computer. This board is ideal, as is supports 64gb of ram and is tiny, http://asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=EPC612D4I#CPU but it only supports E5 CPUs. So I'm wondering, how do E5s, or E3 (I'm thinking the e3 1275 v6) compare to a 7700k. On...
  32. Phryq

    Best way to organize tracks for CPU/Ram (Kontakt)

    So I'm planning to build a new computer soon, but first I'm trying to find the exact potential and limits of mine. I'd like to build a large orchestra template (Konakt sample instruments. Strings, Brass, Woods, guitars/bass, solo instruments, synths). There are 2 ways of doing this, 1 - Have...
  33. sazema

    New PC build, CPU advice? (modest budget)

    It's a right time to switch my old machine (with Intel Dual Core E8400, 8Gb ram) with something new. But I have no idea where to start (and what to choose). First of all, I want to change only MOBO + CPU + RAM, because I have graphic card, sound card, SSD's etc, case and everything else. I'm...
  34. ranaprathap

    Amd ryzen is here

    AMD just released all the juicy details of their top tier RYZEN CPUs. Will you consider this over an i7 7700k, for example?

    VEPro Implementation

    Hi Guys, Thinking of implementing Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 into my workflow. Currently running a 6 Core Setup and not looking at adding another slave, as of this stage. Have multiple SSD's for sample streaming / libraries. Wondering what the benefits are of having VEPro on the same system as...

    VEPro Question

    Hi Guys, Thinking of implementing Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 into my workflow. Currently running a 6 Core Setup and not looking at adding another slave, as of this stage. Have multiple SSD's for sample streaming / libraries. Wondering what the benefits are of having VEPro on the same system as...
  37. A

    New Computer Thread - CPU advice

    I'm moving soon and will be building a new workstation as I can't bring the current one with me. I was originally going to buy a 6950x, but then thought the ECC RAM could be helpful and am looking into the Xeon E5-2680 v4. They're similarly priced and it has more cores (14 total), but the...

    Cubase Multi Core (XEON)

    Hey everyone, So looking to make the switch to Cubase Pro 8. Wondering what the multi core support is like? Stable / Issues / Core Limit Can Cubase support Xeon's of up to 24 Cores? What would the core limit be for DAW these days? As opposed to Graphic Intensive applications where the higher...
  39. DaviYouu

    Kontakt 5 Multiprocessor doesnt show all the CPU Cores

    Hey Ive got a 12 core CPU with virtual 24 cores but in my Kontakt 5 settings it "just" shows me a max of 16cores to choose.. Is there a limit or why cant I choose all my 24 cores ? "running OSX, newest version of Kontakt 5, Cubase Pro"
  40. G

    Intel 22-core CPU

    How's the new Intel 22-core CPU: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3050466/hardware/eat-your-heart-out-quad-cores-intel-just-dropped-a-22-core-cpu-on-us-boom.html And up to 385GB's RAM. That is crazy! Just don't look at the expected price.
  41. gurucomposer

    Sample Modeling Trombone Spikes CPU in Cubase

    Hi everyone. Has anyone else had this problem. The Sample Modeling Trombone is virtually unusable in Cubase, at least for me. It spikes the cpu just by playing one note, and my whole project starts stuttering uncontrollably. I have Mac Pro 2013 6 core, 64 gigs of RAM. Sample Modeling is being...
  42. PeterBaumann

    Metropolis Ark 1/Kontakt issue with note dropouts just in this library

    I've just uploaded an unlisted video to my youtube in the hope that someone on here knows what the issue is. I'll also message Orch. Tools directly. I'm having some issues with MA1/Kontakt, where notes are dropping out, the HD meter goes red briefly, and then when I let go of the keys, the...
  43. stigc56

    What is best: Many separate VE or one housing several VE?

    I try to figure out what is best: One VE for each instrument like A: Or like this B: In A there are only one midi port and 2 audio channels allocated each instance. All instruments returns on their own separate audio channels. In B I have to have at least 2 midi ports (32 channels)...
  44. Audio Birdi

    Tracks remaining always active in Cubase when connecting to VEP5

    I've been playing around with various DAWs for the past week and have come to an interesting realisation that they all work rather differently in terms of CPU efficiency. Reaper V5 Allows you to use no CPU power when no midi data is present on a track within my template, and only utilises the...
  45. 1

    Need help building a workstation!

    Hello everyone, I've outgrown my current computer - 4770k, 32GB ram, 2tb SSD filled with sample libraries- and I'm searching up and down the internet on how to build the new computer. What I had in mind was a PC with 64GB DDR4 ram, but also have the possibilty of 128GB which I might need in the...
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