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Perfect Record
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Postby Perfect Record » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:31

I think the saying is you can never be too thin or have enough memory...

I've been running on the Merging recommended 8 GB memory for years. Having problems with CPU overs on relatively few VST plugins.

Anyone have experience whether more memory will help? FWIW, I'm due to build a new machine soon anyway.


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Re: Memory

Postby aomahana » Tue Jun 11, 2019 23:04

Hello there,

My system is Pyramix Native without the benefit of Masscore
Rather than memory, I think the main constraint regarding VST usage in Pyramix is the restriction to a single core.
Some VST are quite demanding, and won't even run in Pyramix (without Masscore).
Because of this, and other limitations within Pyramix, I have been using a second DAW to fill the gaps.

In my case, this is Reaper.
Reaper has a light and efficient footprint.
Reaper handles VST very well, and has many other useful attributes.
Like Pyramix, Reaper is very configurable, so takes a while to learn.

For my purposes, this combination is proving excellent.

All the best,

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Re: Memory

Postby ljudatervinning » Thu Jun 13, 2019 08:42

I don’t see a future for Pyramix Native, unless it becomes multithreaded.
Features are great, but performance becomes limited too often. VST plugins tend to be more demanding, while processor speed is mainly increased by adding more processor cores.
Also, I need to run on laptop, not yet supported by masscore.
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Re: Memory

Postby Perfect Record » Thu Jun 13, 2019 20:10

ljudatervinning wrote:I don’t see a future for Pyramix Native, unless it becomes multithreaded...

What Pyramix does well, it does really well. Complex music editing. Mix Automation. Very complicated mixer architectures. Session recording.

But VST is here to stay. It's getting increasingly difficult to do pop, or even complicated classical mixing without good VST plugin power.

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Re: Memory

Postby fl » Fri Jun 14, 2019 15:11

There does seem to be a benefit, in terms of processor load, to the use of VST3 over VST2, but this will vary from plug-in to plug-in.
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