[VIDEO] CPU Performance vs. Real-Time Performance in Your DAW

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by rgames, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. rgames

    rgames Collapsing the Wavefunction

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    Perhaps of interest to the folks here - I've found that the difference between real-time performance and CPU performance is one of the most-misunderstood elements of DAW performance. I've discussed it a bunch of times with a bunch of folks here and elsewhere, so I thought I'd put a video together to explain the difference so I can save myself some time the next time it comes up :)

    Hopefully you'll find some useful info in this video.

     
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  2. stonzthro

    stonzthro Senior Member

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    This is a great video - there should be a thread where videos like this can be collected. Thanks for taking the time to do this Richard!
     
  3. Mike Marino

    Mike Marino Senior Member

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    Thanks for making this video, Richard. Very informative!
     
  4. Martin K

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    Thank you Richard. Very informative!

    best,
    Martin
     
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    rgames Collapsing the Wavefunction

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    Thanks for the kinds words - I love doing these sorts of things. I just can't seem to find the time - the last one was over a year ago...
     
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    Excellent video - thanks Richard!
    This is very relevant to me at present. About to be building a new X99 system with a i7 5820K cpu.
    I by no means am assuming that things are going to be great simply because that's a good chip.
    Trouble is, I'm having real difficulty finding out in advance what components are likely to cause problems. I'm at the 'what motherboard' stage at the moment, and I'm vigorously stumped! I guess I just need to find other people with X99 systems using East West Hollywood Orchestra in Cubase and then ask what components they've found work nicely.
    Thanks again for the video!
     
  8. ryanstrong

    ryanstrong Senior Member

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    Thumbs up, thanks Richard!
     
  9. zircon_st

    zircon_st Lead Developer

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    Wow, this is absolutely fantastic. So useful and well-explained. I'm going to link this to people from now on.
     
  10. dtonthept

    dtonthept Active Member

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    Richard, this is brilliant, thanks so much! Your last video was really helpful too.
     
  11. Vin

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    Great video. Keep them coming!
     
  12. FriFlo

    FriFlo Senior Member

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    Great video! Why don't those latency checkers work on windows 8?
    Edit: never mind! I just checked their web site. Hint for windows 8 users: LatencyMon does already work with windows 8, as far as I can tell.
     
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  13. tack

    tack Damned Dirty Ape

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    I miss my preemptable kernel every time I boot into Windows. Booting out of Linux into Windows feels like going back to the dark ages. Now if only Linux had the software ...

    Thanks for the video, Richard. :)
     
  14. Przemek K.

    Przemek K. Senior Member

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    Richard, that's a great video. Keep em coming:)
     
  15. vicontrolu

    vicontrolu Senior Member

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    This is video is just as awesome as scary.

    Thanks so much Richard.
     
  16. Hannes_F

    Hannes_F Traveller in boundlessness, at home in the Now

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    Thanks so much Richard. A class act all the way.

    The Thonex test comes to mind ... those were the times :)
     
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  17. jamwerks

    jamwerks Senior Member

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    Very helpfull info! Thanks !!
     
  18. OleJoergensen

    OleJoergensen Senior Member

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    Thank you for so generously sharing this video!
     
  19. amsams

    amsams Member

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    Thank you for this video. It's so nice to see a DAW-specific explanation for why CPUs struggle.
     
  20. gdugan

    gdugan New Member

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    Fantastic informative video, Richard. Thanks!
     

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