telecode wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 6:21 am
chk071 wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 5:51 am
It's quite heavy on mine. Not as heavy as Monark, but, surely in the ballpark of Diva.
I see. I wonder if there is a setting to reduce audio resolution like there is on Diva. I did a test track using 3 instances of S8 and it wasn't that bad on my old Mac Mini. I'll throw it into the music cafe secttion of the forum if you want to hear demo.
I am seriously considering picking this up as it's pretty easy and straight forward to use and easy to get results. I just don't know if all these little new synths NI are releasing are little lite versions with a stripped down GUI of what will all be part of the big Massive X release next month. ??
That's not really something that's easy to do in Reaktor, other than just reducing the sample rate, which is trivial to do, see upper right hand corner of Reaktor. I mean, by that, at least in a general sense. What Diva does is make some compromises in how the voices are calculated, but, as I understand it, it is done intelligently with respect to the specifics of the Diva model. You could do that in Reaktor as well, but as far as I can tell, there's nothing like that in Super 8. It would be easy enough to hack a few things in, e.g., disable drift. One good way to reduce CPU usage somewhat is to just disable the effects and then lock them. You lose the effects, but you can probably get similar results with native effects in your system, and, those effects have a chance of running on a different core.
I should add that, although I really like it, I would not have bought it if it were not in Reaktor. I'm willing to pay a Reaktor premium for unlocked elements that are high quality and reusable. If you have Diva and/or Repro, and you aren't the kind of user who is really inspired by great presets, then I'd wait for a sale.
For example, there's no way I'm getting Komplete 12 just to get Massive X, but if Massive X were a Reaktor instrument, I probably would have already purchased Komplete 12. That's me though, I do a lot of building in Reaktor and find great components are worth more than a similar level instrument that I can't take parts from.