- Apr 2, 2012
- GA Z77-UP5 TH
- nVIDIA GTX680
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
I use Logic and Ableton as well. No way you are ever going to need dual XEONs for a VST or any plug-in. Or even one XEON. I can understand that maybe you have had a slow computer, but I can't see what would require all that power.
This is one of those situations where it really comes down to what you're making, if you're just bringing in recorded stems from say, a rock band recording then you certainly don't need a lot of CPU.
But in my current project I've only got about 30 tracks but a number of instrument racks. One instrument rack with two instances of alchemy & one instance of Kontakt, eq'd, compressed & verbed is using 40% of my CPU (q6600). Add an instance of Zebra2 with oscillators set to quad, another 10% - Virus TI with 3 input audio tracks for individual processing of its 3 audio outs, another 20%, ARC2, another 7% - try to use Reflektor on a send, another 30% and I'm maxed. And this isn't even taking into account the effects chains that are built or Waves plugins..
A lot of time is spent Freezing & bouncing & it can really drive me nuts.