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SSD * Solid State Drive * Performance

Postby RickTarrant » Mon Sep 10, 2012 18:50

I am thinking to switch my C drive to a SSD.

I was curious if the faster drive would speed up any aspects of Pyramix. Or is it primarily CPU that affects PMX?

Which brings up another issue. I recently purchased some Sonnox plugs and now my desk takes 30 seconds to rebuild whenever I change anything. Is upgrading to MassCore the only solution for this?

Thanks

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Re: SSD * Solid State Drive * Performance

Postby Graemme » Tue Sep 11, 2012 04:38

Hi Rick,

Regarding the Sonnox plug-ins, upgrading to MassCore will not speed up the mixer re-building process. Upgrading to version 8 (it's in beta) will help, as the mixer in v8 only needs to be rebuilt if latency is changed or something like Altiverb needs to load a new impulse.

Dropping VST plug-ins (without the above-mentioned requirements) on a mixer strip or bus makes them ready for use immediately.

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Re: SSD * Solid State Drive * Performance

Postby RickTarrant » Tue Sep 11, 2012 17:53

Thanks for the heads up Graemme.

Will that hold true for MIXDOWN as well?

Right now when I mix a :30 spot with Sonnox plugs it takes Pyramix at least a minute of "thinking" before it starts the mix.

Is there an estimated delivery date for V8?



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Re: SSD * Solid State Drive * Performance

Postby Graemme » Wed Sep 12, 2012 21:38

Will that hold true for MIXDOWN as well?

Right now when I mix a :30 spot with Sonnox plugs it takes Pyramix at least a minute of "thinking" before it starts the mix.


Can't help with that one as I've never experienced that kind of delay, prior to a mixdown. Real-time or non-real-time?

Is there an estimated delivery date for V8?


Two months ago...don't hold your breath, as there is much to be done yet.
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Re: SSD * Solid State Drive * Performance

Postby RickTarrant » Wed Sep 12, 2012 23:57

DOH!

Well I've always used non-real time "just because".

I just tried real-time and there was no wait what so ever.

Thank you sir.

Now for Version 8 to do away with the long desk rebuilds.


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Re: SSD * Solid State Drive * Performance

Postby RickTarrant » Thu Oct 04, 2012 17:28

This is just an update on my SSD installation.

I replaced my C Drive with a 120GB SSD and so far so good. My Windows machine boots in about 15-20 seconds and shuts down in about the same time. Pyramix launches super fast now. I don't see any difference in the way PMX performs.

My biggest challenge I faced while making the switch was cloning my C drive and transferring to the SSD. In retrospect it might have been easier to do a clean install of everything. But I wasn't excited about the prospect of reauthorizing iLok and plugins, etc etc.

I also installed a 120GB SSD in my 2006 iMac and it has breathed new life (and speed) into that machine.


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