How can I reduce the CPU usage in Live?

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Post by nospin » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:54 am

if you havent already, check how cpu intensive each vst instrument or effect is...
some of them can be ridiculous, and not always worth it feature or sound wise.
if you can replace it with some third part vst (or abletons built in ones) that takes up less cpu, do so... its a balancing act between that and quality though.

i found these steps improved things a bit

at a certain point though, you will only be left with freezing and bouncing down until you can get a new computer.

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Post by Harrison » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:48 pm

agodi wrote:Cheers for your suggestions! Really speaking I think I need a better computer but cant afford one at the moment. Currently the pc im using has a pentium 4 processor and 1 gig of ram which will have to do until I get a job!
thats your problem...

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Post by 123mprove » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:10 pm

you can disable all the services that you don't use
this may help you :)

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Post by leisuremuffin » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:22 am

yeah, some extra memory will help.

plus, just to elaborate on what Harrison said earlier:

buffer size. as you increase it, cpu use goes down and latency goes up. I don't think this is all that obvious to a beginner. not saying you should just turn it up, but it can help a bit.


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