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by TheoM; Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:47 pm
Love to hear from some more mac and logic users then. Obviously not an issue on windows. Cheers and thanks ED!
by TheoM; Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:26 pm
I also find live shows much lower cpu than logic (and also i am on 2.2ghz so not that much faster per core) but craps out much lower, like at 50 or 60% at low latency.
By the way, does the cpu release when you are not pressing notes, or is this the idle usage with patch loaded you are telling me? i.e if you start hitting notes does it go even higher?
by JoeCat; Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:30 pm
I guess that's still considered hi-cpu usage (a few instances and you're done); I've gotten used to bouncing everything to audio. Probably why I get nothing done...
by BDeep; Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:35 pm
by TheoM; Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:00 pm
25% showing on lives monitor using all 4 polyphony of organ - clean.
25% showing for awfully big bass.
Cpu usage with alton never subsides no matter whether no keys are being played, or whatever patch chosen. Those two are just examples so we all have a known patch to test, it's the same across the board.
Obviously, there is a major problem with Logic then, and possibly denormals all round if cpu never subsides.
So this can only go to 4 polyphony?
In live it's at least usable..
Ok, 5 instances of alto at 128 buffer in live, all playing maximum 4 polyphony using different keys and pad patches, 39% overall on lives meter. That's not what i call "cpu hungry" really.
No matter what though with playback stopped, live stays at 39% constantly.
Something is very wrong with aalto, logic 9 and mavericks
by EvilDragon; Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:04 pm
by TheoM; Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:10 pm
I have gone back to logic now, and once even one key is pressed in aalto, that's it, the core stays maxed.
I can't play any of the "playable" ie non sequenced patches in realtime without rice krispy factory. None of them.
Therefore i actually can't use aalto in logic
I knew what it sounded like cause i tested it before but in snow leopard and a much earlier build, i guess i should have demoed it again, i just presumed it would be the same. (i'd definitely remember a synth maxing a core with a single voice)
I will never learn. Oh well. $49 gone, with hoping at least it will be fixed
by Echoes in the Attic; Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:53 pm
by TheoM; Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:12 pm
Echoes in the Attic wrote:That's unfortunate. Stuck between Logic and live there's no great option for Aalto. I haven't been using it in Live due to the latency issues. Waiting for bitwig to use it again.
i don't use live for composition (and couldn't), only rewired into logic for beats, but i occasionally do cpu and crash testing in it. Even with C7, i just always seem to go back to logic. It's what i'm productive in, i just can't seem to hate it. I still can't believe apple are not updating the bug ridden X though.. i'm in shock in what a bad state it's still in. very sad. hence why cubase is here as an alternative, when 9 stops working some day.
by sqigls; Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:26 pm
TheoM wrote:sqigls wrote:Mavericks
on the laptop, because my battery time is much higher and no more fans spinning with safari in backround chewing CPU.
On my imac i am on snow, and plan to never change
Mavericks offers better battery life and higher fan threshold?
I just say this as I have been suspicious of Mavericks since it was released… and almost everyone I know who updated has been having (sometimes MAJOR) problems with it.
So you bought Aalto!?! I am considering doing the same, but the sound is quite challenging to fit into my rig though for some reason. I reckon I'd need to give it the permanent one-synth challenge. I wonder how close to a Buchla it is, I am to assume from what I've heard that Aalto is based on the Buchla sound?