Originally Posted by Marsdy
Really disappointed to read your post on the DUC that there's only a 20 to 30% increase in CPU efficiency. That's still way behind Logic and means I won't be going native with PT any time soon. I was expecting more of a total rewrite with supposedly a far more efficient plug-in format.
I suppose that's one way Avid is going to sell HDX cards.... don't make the native performance too good.
Hopefully they can optimise the code over time but underwhelmed sums up my initial reaction.
Wait till you use it, It might be 30% increase in raw numbers, but the hybrid buffer and dynamic plugins defiantly work. VI performance is through the roof.
I took the demo session and duplicated the entire thing 4 times to 200 tracks, then imported a VEP template and added 16 heavy VI's (ses drums, giant, sess brass strings etc, & 8 omni on multi patches). I'm able to arm all 16 of those tracks, hit the sustain pedal and go to town, recording all with the 64 sample buffer set. Each Kontakt instance is hitting 256 voices with the pedal down. Buffer set to 64, no glitches.
It looks like performance without VEP is even better, from what I can test right now with FF tiwn.