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Last post Tue, Oct 18 2011 by bitmit, 7 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Oct 15 2011 03:51
by bitmit
Joined on Mon, May 09 2005, Los Angeles, Posts 42

Hi Guys,


I'm trying to get to the bottom of a pops/clicks issue, and I have a few questions about memory handling in Vista. First, my setup: I have 3 x Mac Pros - 1 host (Mac OSX.6.8) and two slaves (Vista Ultimate via Bootcamp). Each machine has 32gb of ram. 


Hardware is Apogee Symphony, Logic Pro buffer settings at 256, although it doesn't make a difference even if I set it to 1024.


My VEPro template is about 16gb loaded on one slave and about 10 on the other, and I've just recently started getting the dread pops.



What I don't understand is why there's so little free memory (they both show about 4mb free) and such a huge amount of cached memory. 


I've done most of the tweaks advised on XPfree, but there are a few things left I haven't done, and would like some advice on whether or not I should.


1. Page File is set to off for all drives at the moment - is this correct?


2. What about increasing the Filesystem memory cache size? It's set to 0 (not set) currently.


And a couple of other, related questions: 


What about Jumbo packets? Currently that's off, should I set it?


Some of the drives are Mac formatted, and I'm using Macdrive to let windows talk to them. Is this advisable for sample streaming?


I've seen something (can't remember where) about Hyperthreading - is this something that should be on or off? How can I change that?


Apropos that - what's an optimal setting for threads/instance in VEPro?


I thought I had it traced to some bad ram, but I switched that out and the problem is still there. 


Lastly, if anyone knows a visiting pc audio tech warrior in the Los Angeles area I'd really appreciate the contact info. I'm mid-project here and need to get functional again asap.


Thanks.


Posted on Sat, Oct 15 2011 05:47
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2703

Hello

Vista is known as a CPU exterminator.

Why dont you use all your Macpro with Mac OS X and VE PRO ?

MacBook Pro 2019 16" + 2 x Odisseey G9 49" Big Sur

MacPro 2010 12 core 2.93 ghz 64 GB Mac OS X 10.11 2722 Rocket Raid Sata III card with 8 x ssd

Kbd : P80 Yamaha, S88 and S25 Komplete Kontrol, DX7
I-Controls Pro, 2xMidi expression pedals
Synth : many....
--
Logic X , Dorico, Band In A Box, ORB Composer
VSL : MIR PRO, Appassionata Strings I, Solo strings , Wind and Brass Complete, Dimension Brass, Big Band Orchestra series, Many Synchronised libs
Kontakt, Omnisphere, QLSO, QLSC, CS 80, Arturia V5, Maximo, Realivox Blue. CS 80 V3, The Orchestra 2, Art Conductor, Genesis Children Choir, Lunaris, Lacrimosa

Final Cut pro
Camera full HD
Posted on Sat, Oct 15 2011 09:38
by DG
Joined on Wed, May 12 2004, Posts 8608

I really can't offer much advice, particularly regarding Vista and memory, as I never let it loose in my studio, but I certainly wouldn't recommend using Mac formatted drives in a Windows environment. Macdrive is a great little program (and I've used it for years) but I would never work from a drive that only works via Macdrive. I use it for transfers. That's it. It was a few years ago that I had a problem trying to work via Macdrive, but it was serious enough that I will never risk it again.

Other than that I would suggest that you check all network settings, in case anything has changed.

One more thing. You mention your VE Pro template, but you don't say what sample player/plugs are hosted in VE Pro. This may make a difference.

DG

Nuendo 6.03, 4.3
2 x Intel Xeon x5675 3.07GHz Hex Core
48GB RAM
Windows 7 (x64)Pro
RME Multiface II
Intensity
ATI HD5400 series graphics card
Posted on Mon, Oct 17 2011 19:18
by bitmit
Joined on Mon, May 09 2005, Los Angeles, Posts 42

I ordered Win7 and some SSD's - let's see if that makes a difference...

Posted on Mon, Oct 17 2011 22:41
by bitmit
Joined on Mon, May 09 2005, Los Angeles, Posts 42

Still interested if anyone has answers to the other questions, too.

Thx :-)

Posted on Tue, Oct 18 2011 01:51
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2703

Why do you use your Mac with Windows instead of Mac os X

MacBook Pro 2019 16" + 2 x Odisseey G9 49" Big Sur

MacPro 2010 12 core 2.93 ghz 64 GB Mac OS X 10.11 2722 Rocket Raid Sata III card with 8 x ssd

Kbd : P80 Yamaha, S88 and S25 Komplete Kontrol, DX7
I-Controls Pro, 2xMidi expression pedals
Synth : many....
--
Logic X , Dorico, Band In A Box, ORB Composer
VSL : MIR PRO, Appassionata Strings I, Solo strings , Wind and Brass Complete, Dimension Brass, Big Band Orchestra series, Many Synchronised libs
Kontakt, Omnisphere, QLSO, QLSC, CS 80, Arturia V5, Maximo, Realivox Blue. CS 80 V3, The Orchestra 2, Art Conductor, Genesis Children Choir, Lunaris, Lacrimosa

Final Cut pro
Camera full HD
Posted on Tue, Oct 18 2011 02:41
by bitmit
Joined on Mon, May 09 2005, Los Angeles, Posts 42

I bought Hollywood Strings and Brass and did some reading. The consensus among many users seems to be that Windows is a more realistic platform for sample streaming at this time.

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