by fluffy_little_something; Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:21 am
It is a legit version, and I can play it live without any issues, I can record, save, and open projects containing it. Just in the audio files it is silent
by fluffy_little_something; Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:30 am
You might be right. There are two versions of that synth, a single-filter and a double-filter version. I just discovered that I can mix down tracks using the single-filter version without problems, unfortunately it does not sound as good as the other one
by fluffy_little_something; Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:30 am
The WOK effect plugins Lexor and CromFX. Both easily make Mulab overload, even in idle mode they cause 25 and 80% CPU load respectively on my computer, without a single note.
(I tested them in Mixcraft as well, there they both work. Not in the most efficient manner, either, but 15% on a three-note chord is OK for a more complex multi-FX plugin.)
I am just writing this because there are no demo versions available and the "low on CPU" bullet on the WOK website does definitely not apply to Mulab. So if you buy them for Mulab, you are likely wasting your money, like me
by fluffy_little_something; Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:59 am
Anyway, this whole thing does suggest that Mixcraft is a lot more efficient and optimized than Mulab in terms of using computer resources. Now that I switched to the power waste mode or whatever it is called in English, I tried the WOK multi FX plugin again: Mulab shows a CPU load of about 25% with a 3-finger chord, Mixcraft only 5%.
by fluffy_little_something; Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:19 am
No, Mixcraft is not better at all, it has certain deficits, which is why I use Mulab.
But it does seem to be more efficient, yes.
by mutools; Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:42 pm
Another thing: MuLab's multicore engine is not working in a 'linear way'. A consequence of the fact that MuLab is constructed in a modular way. Sometimes adding a new plugin in MuLab won't increases the CPU meter. Not easy to explain but thing is that it's not always easy to compare CPU measurements between hosts as it depends on the project and your system.
Anyway, i don't want to disregard indications, further optimizing CPU consumption where possible is one of the items on the wishlist.
by fluffy_little_something; Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:50 pm
I have just turned off the priority feature in Mixcraft, but the CPU values are exactly the same. Probably because except for Chrome I never have other applications running when working in either DAW. So that can't be it...