I’m wondering why my gigfile use so much RAM in each song and rackspace.
Also I think that this is the primary cause for long loading times when changing between songs on a setlist or rackspaces.
For example in one song I use the following plugins distributed on 5 rackspace with variations in some of them (through my setlist I use only Arturia V-Collections 7 plugins):
Instances | Plugin
2 Vox Continental
Total plugins used in one song: 12
When I load the setlist I notice the following:
1.- The song is loaded with 9GB of RAM using above plugins at first.
2.- Waiting for some amount of time (maybe 3 minutes) on that song results in a decreased amount of RAM (doing nothing) that results in 4GB loaded.
3.- Loading the same set of plugins (12) in a Cubase 9 on PC B (specs below) gives me 1.5GB but 20% of CPU usage (ready to trigger plugins).
4.- CPU usage on GigPerformer is about 5% on this song, which is desired because of rackspace model.
5.- Gig Performer takes more than 4 minutes to load a new song (using jumping method) using PC A. Comparatively Cubase 9 only load those 12 plugins on 40 about segs using PC B. The same is true when loading rackspace and even with predictive loading, 3 max rackspace.
Also I noted that loading a rackspace with predictive loading and max rackspace of 3 gives me about 10 GB (not in setlist mode), in some of rackspaces, when using a subset number of that plugins (think about of 7 plugins). Which is strange.
Loading rackspaces or songs involve some peaks of RAM, that sometimes surpase RAM usage and therefore GP crash. Is freeing memory first then loading?
I think that this scenario is not expected when using Gig Performer so there is something wrong here. This “problem” is not new in my environment, I was able to do some rackspace efficiency-related work using variations in order to free some RAM, but it was not enough, I know that there is some thing hidden that impacts my gigfile.
Specs PC A:
Intel Core i7-8565U @ 1.80GHz, 1.99GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Specs PC B:
Intel Core i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz