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12th November 2009
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RAM memory

Hi,

I have a little problem with my imac (2.0 ghz, 1 gb ram bought in 2007).
When i start a new song and put the first compressor (plugin) on a track there is no problem...

When i have more tracks and more compressors (plugins) installed on the tracks...the computer is really slow (up to 15 seconds to process). Sometimes it even gives an error.

No i am thinking of buying new ram memory...is that a good sollution?

Thanks
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What software are you using?
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Hi,

I have a little problem with my imac (2.0 ghz, 1 gb ram bought in 2007).
When i start a new song and put the first compressor (plugin) on a track there is no problem...

When i have more tracks and more compressors (plugins) installed on the tracks...the computer is really slow (up to 15 seconds to process). Sometimes it even gives an error.

No i am thinking of buying new ram memory...is that a good sollution?

Thanks
doubt it is ram . Check performance monitor to see memory usage to be sure you could be maxing out.
have 4 gig of ram. I never use more than 1.5gig no matter how many plugins I use. Plugins use CPU cycles unless there is a leak in the software of course. Then mem could be getting eaten up. I would take a closer look at the resources
before dropping money in one place. Is suppose 2 gi of ram is only like $50 bucks or whatever
but going to a more powerful cpu may be more beneficial. Even a faster spindle/hard disk can increase performance
more than adding ram in most if not all cases.
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The software i use is logic,
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Whats your CPU meter looking like?
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the cpu meter is pointing into the half of the meter...so i dont think there is a problem...Right?
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I would try not to do much, if any FX processing until all the tracking is done (if you can avoid it)

Try and use more FX send busses instead of a comp on each track. This way you'll only have one instance of the comp running and can use it on multiple tracks... if you can spread the workload around like that as much as possible, you should get more performance out of your Mac before it slows to a crawl.
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