I’ve been struggling lately on my machine to get uninterrupted work without having CPU overload every time I want to record a part which has already more than 5 tracks playing on. I’m not sure how I can fix this without upgrading my machine, which I cannot do at the moment, so I thought I’d ask this in our great community.
I’m working on a 2016 Macbook Pro, 8gb RAM. I’m mostly using as vsts Massive X, Serum, BBCSO, and some Spitfire and other plugins less frequently. I have some fx plugins from waves, which I believe can be CPU heavy. I’m running all my samples and instruments through a Seagate hard drive, and I have another one where I store all my projects and files.
My template is simple, just a standard routing from stacks to effects chain and print, some fx plugins already loaded but then I add my instruments as I go into a project.
My buffer size is already at the maximum, I try to save as much processing power as I can, but at some times it becomes impossible to work when it is crashing literally every time I press play.
Any ideas to improve this at all? What’s your tips? I was thinking to start switching my hard drive for ssd, do you think it would be better?