First, let me say that this program has been a godsend. After trying to set up a live playing template in Cakewalk, Reaper, Ableton and Bitwig, GP is the first that does not crap out with the complex routing I am aiming to do, with no latency. It’s been awesome.
Having said that, I have some issues that I’m hoping to get some insight into.
- CPU. On a 5950x, my basic template is at 46% or so in GP, consuming less than 3% actual and pretty quickly, I run out of CPU overhead with crackling etc and I’m using less than 10% of the actual CPU. I read the thread about using multiple instances to alleviate this problem but then that creates other problems:
a) Midi controllers. Because of Windows limiting one controller to one software, if I have two GP instances, I now have problems controlling the second instance.
b) Overall out: I am sending the mix to in-ears and speakers, with volume and mute of both controlled with a midi controller. Dividing my template into two GP instances creates a need for two brickwall limiters and two of any other “mixbus” processing, plus the midi controller problem.
I’m not a programmer and don’t understand the limitations but it seems like there must be a way for GP to efficiently use this powerful CPU without creating all of these other problems.
What is the limit on audio inputs and outputs? I am using the amazing MOTU AVB system and Pro Audio Control matrix to route stuff between software and to recording outputs. If I set MOTU to have 64 computer inputs and 72 computer outputs, everything is fine. But any numbers higher than that and GP does not even want to open. At all.
Recording is fine once it gets going but it is very sluggish to open, if I can get it open at all. And then selecting inputs is very slow, extremely slow. And I can’t get it to open from a touchscreen at all, have to use a mouse.
In the panels screen, moving the mouse just seems to randomly turn buttons on and off across the screen without even going over them, much less selecting them.
For PC messages to change racks and variations, what is the Midi Channel? 1? Is there a way to change it?
If accidently removing a cable route, is there no Undo to go back?
Probabilistic Sound Designer - Is there no way to assign a midi control button to Randomize? Also, would be really cool if it could you could have two Randomized settings that it oscillates between at the speed of Midi Clock.
That’s it for now. Wasn’t sure if to put all of this in one post or separate ones, or if the General forum is the correct one. And thanks again for this awesome program and hope some folks have some insight into these issues. Thanks!