I now try to optimize my system and I sometimes have some crackles and pops which I’m very sure are not related to Cantabile or to my buffer settings because they happen also if I set the buffer size to a very high setting. I see that the % in Cantabile go up to 300-400% for a short period of time. This happens once about 2min after boot everytime. Also I had a 7h-rehearsal today and had the same effect a few times.
So I assume that windows stalls the CPU for some reason and I’d like to know what that is. So I’d like to ask you what kind of windows-analyzing-tools you know.
There is LatencyMon which I’ll run tomorrow in the next 10h-rehearsal. Also there is ProcessMon but this shows tons of events… anyway I’ll try that.
at the moment I think it is feasible to make all possible Sounds with my two Instruments.
why should i use many vst’s with very good sounds when i could also realize this whitout risk of dropout’s directly on my instrument
…and with cantabile I have all the time the option…it is no problem to add a vst to a sound set in case of nothing else is possible to have a specific sound wonder. realy cool to coud do it if I want
I’m with you to a degree in that I considered going all VSTi, but decided that what I want to do music wise is probably too taxing for a single computer right now. Maybe in ten years…
So, like you, I have two very good “hardware” boards and a Nord G2 Engine for good measure in my rig, but I can then turn to an impressive array of VSTis for the icing on the cake.
In my tests so far, the majority of VSTis are using only about 10% audio load, so I think they are good to use with little risk, maybe even a couple at the same time. CPU hogs like DIVA are running about 20%-40% depending on the sound, number of voices, stacking and rendering mode, but so far I have yet to experience dropouts even with DIVA, and it sounds awesome.
For years I have been messing with VSTis in the studio, but not doing much with them as I have not had the means to recreate their sound live. Now Cantabile on a highly optimised computer is giving me that choice now!