Stacker by Sample Magic

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alphadelphi
KVRist
195 posts since 12 Mar, 2010 from Italy

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:49 am

Just out of curiosity: what OS are you using?

'Cause I'm experiencing issues and CPU spikes on windows 64.

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:05 am

Win 10 (64 bit)

alphadelphi
KVRist
195 posts since 12 Mar, 2010 from Italy

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:04 am

for what it worth, looks like OSx implementation cause a lot less issues.

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:46 am

So why aren´t they fixing this on windows? It must be because they don´t know how to fix it. Surely, they must be aware of the problem.

woodsdenis
KVRian
1481 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:52 am

It has high CPU here on Mac no spikes, agreed seems to have been abandoned, not good.
Mac Pro
10.12.6 Digi 96 io
Cubase 9, Ableton Live 9.7, Bitwig 1.3

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:24 pm

Yeah, it feels as if they have abandoned Stacker. No updates in 5 months, no demo (!), no official thread on KVR Audio were the developers can have contact with already existing customers and potential customers.

alphadelphi
KVRist
195 posts since 12 Mar, 2010 from Italy

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:43 am

Ohlson_M wrote:Yeah, it feels as if they have abandoned Stacker. No updates in 5 months, no demo (!), no official thread on KVR Audio were the developers can have contact with already existing customers and potential customers.
Considering the cpu issues, if there was a demo they would have lost a lot of custmers, i suppose.
By the way is hard to make a demo available for a sample based instrument.

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ere2learn
KVRAF
1517 posts since 3 May, 2014

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:08 am

alphadelphi wrote: By the way is hard to make a demo available for a sample based instrument.
FXpansion,New Sonic Arts,Renoise & TAL have no problems with releasing a demo for sample based instruments

Sample Magic failed to launch with this in my view

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:47 am

alphadelphi wrote: Considering the cpu issues, if there was a demo they would have lost a lot of custmers, i suppose.
By the way is hard to make a demo available for a sample based instrument.
If that is truly the case, they risk more than they gain. Plugin not working = angry customers = bad reputation = reputation spreads on forums etc = bankruptcy (eventually). They can´t be that stupid, I really hope not.

woodsdenis
KVRian
1481 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:33 am

Ohlson_M wrote:
alphadelphi wrote: Considering the cpu issues, if there was a demo they would have lost a lot of custmers, i suppose.
By the way is hard to make a demo available for a sample based instrument.
If that is truly the case, they risk more than they gain. Plugin not working = angry customers = bad reputation = reputation spreads on forums etc = bankruptcy (eventually). They can´t be that stupid, I really hope not.
To be fair it does work here, the CPU is high but not unworkable at all and it is stable. My issue would be that some CPU optimisation should have happened by now, shame as it is a very good plugin.
Mac Pro
10.12.6 Digi 96 io
Cubase 9, Ableton Live 9.7, Bitwig 1.3

Ohlson_M
KVRist
61 posts since 20 May, 2016

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:16 am

The problem with the windows version for me is that it is completely unusable. Almost everytime I audition any sample the CPU goes above 100%. This is even for samples with no heavy FX or modulation applied. And as I stated before, it can even happen when you open up the GUI (no samples loaded). Clearly something is very badly optimized within the plugin.

woodsdenis
KVRian
1481 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:06 pm

Ohlson_M wrote:The problem with the windows version for me is that it is completely unusable. Almost everytime I audition any sample the CPU goes above 100%. This is even for samples with no heavy FX or modulation applied. And as I stated before, it can even happen when you open up the GUI (no samples loaded). Clearly something is very badly optimized within the plugin.
Yes thats pretty unacceptable.
Mac Pro
10.12.6 Digi 96 io
Cubase 9, Ableton Live 9.7, Bitwig 1.3

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2730 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:51 pm

The price right now is even better than any previous sale. I'm still not sure though... (I use FL Studio on Windows 10). They still haven't updated/optimised yet have they?

db3
KVRAF
1848 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Tue May 09, 2017 4:10 am

Couldn't resist Stacker at 50% off today! https://www.samplemagic.com/details/606/stacker
Stable so far on my Mac, and probably no more CPU than Polyplex. A huge pile of a percussion plugin for peanuts.

*edit
Spoke too soon. Intermittent issues with no sound.
Last edited by db3 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:22 am, edited 2 times in total.
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MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2730 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Stacker by Sample Magic

Post Tue May 09, 2017 11:35 am

For 25 pounds I couldn't resist. Seems very stable on FL Studio, Win 10.

Half the CPU of Polyplex too, seriously.

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