tony10000 wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 7:42 pm
On my 8th gen i3, Super 8 uses around 16% and Monark uses 8%.
So as a point of comparison, for people thinking about new CPUs, my 8th gen i7 is about 13% on Super 8 with all effects on and 8 voices playing. That's Reaktor's meter, mind you, which is about just the core that it's running on. That's important from the point of view that Reaktor isn't multicore so it will bound how much you can get from one Reaktor patch.
I can get about 48 voices out of it on that machine at about 70%.
Opening up one of the soundscapes, turning the releases up all the way, and mashing down pads on my push to get as many voices playing at once as I can, I can't top 80% usage in Reaktor and Reaper says that I'm using 6% CPU.
Now, that's with nothing else running so that's not realistic, but it should give you an idea.
Also, and this seems like it might be a bug. The unison feature interferes with Reaktor's unison. That is, the Reaktor unison feature doesn't seem to work With Super 8 and if I engage Super 8's unison and turn the number of voices up beyond 4, it limits the total number of voices to 8. When it's 4 or below, it seems that it is not limiting my polyphony. This is just based on me simply mashing pads, I haven't dug in to see what's going on, but, I can set the voices to 12, the polyphony to 4, hold a low key, then two high keys and no voices drop out. If I set the polyphony to 11, I can hear the low note drop out.
Now, if I set the polyphony to 15, and set the Super 8 unison to 5, I immediately hear low notes drop out as soon as I hold the first high key (while holding a low key). If I then set the polyphony to 16, and the unison back to 4, I can clearly hear no voices dropping out when I hold down four keys. So, based on that, it definitely seems related to when the Super 8 unison setting is higher than 4.