wagtunes wrote:jancivil wrote:Another thing is, you can load a ginormous preset and turn off all the cells you don't need at any given moment by double-clicking on it, restoring it by the same.
Just to clarify something. I don't have an external SSD drive and loading EWQL off of a regular external takes some time. I'd say on average it takes about 10 to 15 seconds to load a patch. But the bigger problem is, because of streaming, I get lots of dropouts in sound when playing live. There is no problem when rendering, obviously, but live playing is a problem.
Will I run into the same problem with VSL? I expect yes. Not that this is a deal breaker. The better interface alone makes it worth while. I just want to know what to expect.
I7 3770K cpu @ 3.50 GHz
16 GIG Ram
I've never had luck running heavy sample material from any external drive (eSata ssds included). It seems like it nearly halves the amount of voices one can have active. I'd spring for a nice internal ssd (even if you have to buy an expansion card for it. It will make a world of difference in sample library use. VSL is far more efficient with its resource consumption than the play engine, but you will still hit a wall eventually with the voices you can stream from that drive. I'd guess you could get maybe 50% more voices out of the Vienna player than out of play with the same setup.