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Old 11-23-2015, 12:41 AM   #1
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Icon4 Freeing Up CPU and RAM

I have come across a few ways to do this over the years (windows based)

1) Disable aero for windows
2) Close background services (minus important ones)
3) If you don't need internet to mix, don't connect
4) Bounce midi tracks to audio files once you have it where you want it
5) Close pornhub
6) Bong Loads.. will slow your perception of time so you don't notice your slow computer
7) sounds silly, but if you are using presets drenched in reverb and delay.. make sure it is benefiting your mix or its just wasted cpu being spent on reverb that rarely cuts through the mix.

Any other suggestions?

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Old 11-23-2015, 12:44 AM   #2
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Re: Freeing Up CPU and RAM

If your using synths, especially heavy CPU load synths like Serum or Omnisphere, try to convert to sampled sounds or loops.

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Old 11-23-2015, 01:41 AM   #3
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Re: Freeing Up CPU and RAM

Oh and i forgot.. If you are using USB as a medium for sending and receiving midi information, its always better to use direct Midi if possible.
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Re: Freeing Up CPU and RAM

Reduce the polyphony of synth patches to the bare minimum. This affects CPU load a lot for certain synths. If you're just playing one note at a time for a riff, you can get away with 1,2,3, or 4 voices of polyphony instead of 8 or 16 or 32. Sometimes it even sounds better because the tails get cut off instead of colliding with the latter notes.

Disable scheduled tasks in the task scheduler. This is often overlooked, but this is where Windows Vista, 7,8, & 10 have some of the disk intensive tasks that run and will re-start after they fail. You can edit them or disable them or delete them. But just be careful.

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Re: Freeing Up CPU and RAM

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Reduce the polyphony of synth patches to the bare minimum. This affects CPU load a lot for certain synths. If you're just playing one note at a time for a riff, you can get away with 1,2,3, or 4 voices of polyphony instead of 8 or 16 or 32. Sometimes it even sounds better because the tails get cut off instead of colliding with the latter notes.

Disable scheduled tasks in the task scheduler. This is often overlooked, but this is where Windows Vista, 7,8, & 10 have some of the disk intensive tasks that run and will re-start after they fail. You can edit them or disable them or delete them. But just be careful.
Yeah..it's amazing how many people still don't do that..lower the number of voices in a patch/preset! Man, it really does eat up your resources in no time.

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Re: Freeing Up CPU and RAM

There is so many options for this I had some links about this but I am not allowed to post yet
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:52 AM   #7
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Well get on it son, shiiiiiit.

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Re: Freeing Up CPU and RAM

There's a megathread for this. Will post it when I find it

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