Mulab's CPU efficiency

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12897 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 am

Will such audio drop outs disappear when rendering to .wav? There the time it takes to process everthing doesn't really matter, right?

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11210 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:22 pm

Yes, indeed.

96 posts since 20 Jul, 2010 from Los Angeles

Post Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:41 pm

May I ask, where CPU (and/or resource) efficiency being such an important topic, that this topic be summarized with respect to MULab's CPU efficiency?

232 posts since 13 Sep, 2011 from UK

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:09 am

I know it's an old topic, but I thought I'd chip in with my findings. Testing on my laptop (i7-7500 2.70GHz) I compared MuLab 7.4.11, FL Studio 20.02 and Zynewave Podium 3.2.7.

For the test I incrementally added instances of my most CPU-hungry vst (Poly-Ana) with each instance playing a 3-note chord, until the playback started to distort. Both FL Studio and Podium choked at 11 instances. MuLab manages 12 comfortably, almost 13. On the windows task manager MuLab averaged at around 52%, FL Studio 69% and Podium 68%.

I know there's all kind of factors which affect this, so it's not particularly scientific, but thought I'd share these results.

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11210 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:47 am

Thx for sharing your results!

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130 posts since 9 Feb, 2016

Post Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:04 pm

I bought the Virtual CZ synth and had weird problems with the CPU going into overload after a about 30 minutes of use. I've given up with it now. I contacted the guy who made it but we were unable to sort it out. ... -virtualcz

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529 posts since 12 Jan, 2011

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:35 pm

How does MuLab v8 compare to other DAWs in terms of CPU Efficiency? It's widely known that Reaper is extremely lightweight, while others are hogs. Where does MuLab rank?

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3795 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:56 pm

MuLab is thumb-drive portable!
On my machine, it's CPU is about the same as Excel.
Open your Activity Monitor and see for yourself!
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24 posts since 27 Feb, 2017

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:48 pm

On my Mac with i5 processor I have a lot of CPU issues with Mulab. A bad experience is that there are hiccups and stuttering especially when I do some editings during the playback. Even with very high audio buffer settings of 2048 it didn't help. Of course it could be the plugins, which I used. But I was very astonished, when I tried Cubase for comparison. Cubase isn't known as CPU friendly, but with the same plugins the performance was much better. There were no hiccups or stuttering, when I did some editings. Is there anything I can do to avoid the stutterings with Mulab ?

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11210 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:59 pm

Try finding an optimal setting for the multi-core processing.
See ... setup.html

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