I’ve gone through the optimization guide but maybe there is just something specific to the computer model I have that is causing problems.
Most plugins I run are just fine as long as they run stand alone. I’m doing a layer with 2 vsts (Pianoteq7 and a pad from Korg TritonExtreme) and I get pops/cracks almost right away. I’m running 44.1khz and 256 samples. Is this such a complicated layer? My cpu stays under 26% but gig performer shows cpu usage from 30- 42%. If I run either plugin by itself gig performers shows cpu usage of about 11-15%.
I have disabled all tasks in the task scheduler and I have gone through the services and disabled the recommended 40 services. There was nothing to configure in the BIOS.
Specs: ASUS I7-5500 @ 2.4Ghz with 8Gigs of RAM with 128 GB SSD hard drive
I’m feeling a little stuck and wondering where else I can look.
Thanks for that suggestion david-san. It appears I have some issues. The LatencyMon said things were fine until I used a layered sound. I’m on high performance power setting, but my BIOS may be old. I’m going to update that see.
I did a funny experiment. I adjusted the power/sleep settings so the monitor would turn off but GP is still running I played the 2 problem plugins together and didn’t get any pops/cracks. Really odd. I don’t know what to make of it.
Sustaining notes does add CPU burden. Have you tried using multiple instances of GP, putting the Pianoteq in one and the Korg in the other? The CPU load will be more balanced, as each instance will use its own core.