Which is the hungriest Synth CPU wise nowadays?

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rod_zero
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3322 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Post Tue May 10, 2022 6:12 pm

So I got a new computer and now Diva and Serum doesn't seem that hungry, what has come out in the last 4 -5 years that is hungry and is a fixed or semimodular architecture synth?

I guess falcon and reaktor can be more hungry since you can add infinite modules until they eat all the CPU, but apart from those what Synths are using "state of the art" what ever "processes" to showcase what current technology can do, cpu cycles be damned?

Or maybe we are past that point and everything sound superb just with a minimum cost to CPU?
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Post Tue May 10, 2022 6:21 pm

Generate is one of the hungriest. It takes up over 30% CPU on my AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. However, thanks to its multiple cores and threads, I can run numerous instances on separate tracks or thereads.

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cryophonik
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8021 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Tue May 10, 2022 6:36 pm

Not sure if it’s the hungriest, but Arturia’s Pigments 3 has got to be in contention.

emef
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Post Tue May 10, 2022 11:23 pm

OnePingOnly

izonin
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1324 posts since 27 Oct, 2009

Post Tue May 10, 2022 11:53 pm

The hungriest synth ever was the RePro Beta.

Nowadays several synths provide user selectable oversampling, and at 8x can become pretty CPU intensive.

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sqigls
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Post Wed May 11, 2022 12:05 am

emef wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 11:23 pmOnePingOnly
you obviously haven't tried the beta of Fourteen Pings Only!?!
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Boy Wonder
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74 posts since 30 Jan, 2021

Post Wed May 11, 2022 1:25 am

When I load up either Pigments 3, Chromaphone 3 or Massive X, my laptop starts shaking and smoke starts billowing out from the rear.

Vortifex
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2652 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Wed May 11, 2022 1:28 am

On my system it's easily Pigments.

Examigan
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6677 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Wed May 11, 2022 1:59 am

OPsix Native has a higher CPU amount than several I've tried.

chk071
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31651 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed May 11, 2022 2:10 am

rod_zero wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 6:12 pm So I got a new computer and now Diva and Serum doesn't seem that hungry, what has come out in the last 4 -5 years that is hungry and is a fixed or semimodular architecture synth?
As I've just acquired a new PC 2 1/2 weeks ago, I can tell you that that is a pretty frustrating experience. ;)

After all, we bought a new PC to be able to run more instruments, right?

Well, try this: Load Pigments, create a pad sound with long release time and loads of unison voices, run it through Softube Fix Phaser, NI Dirt, and NI Raum, and look if you can't max out your CPU that way. I'm pretty sure you can.

imrae
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2054 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Wed May 11, 2022 4:19 am

Super 8 seems pretty hungry, it puts me off spending more time with it.

chk071
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Post Wed May 11, 2022 5:28 am

Super 8 R2 is less demanding. The Reaktor version was pretty heavy.

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fisherKing
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Post Wed May 11, 2022 5:50 am

i feed my synths regularly so they won't turn on me and eat me...
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673 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Wed May 11, 2022 6:02 am

None, get an M1....problem solved

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rod_zero
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Post Wed May 11, 2022 6:43 am

fisherKing wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 5:50 am i feed my synths regularly so they won't turn on me and eat me...
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