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Old 02-21-2018, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: "High" Sierra Better For 2018 Than "Plain" Sierra"?

So this thread got me curious I realize everybody's workflows are very different
But most of my virtual instrument recording is one track at a time
I have tried recording a drum kit like the big boys and play all the drums to different tracks at the same time but frankly being a guitarist I suck at it .
I have recorded PT' Boom to different tracks a number of times

Any way

I just ran some tests at 16-44, 24-44, and 24-88 sample and bit rates
At 32- 64 and 256 Buffer .

I was using the PT Bundled Mini Grand piano and AIR Dynamic Delay
Tracks were record armed I would play notes with my keyboard and record

At 24 -88 at 64 buffer I could run 5 tracks over that I started getting spikes and ocasional overload system squeak noises

At 24 -44 at 32 buffer I could run 12 tracks with no spikes @ about 31% total at idle but it would go up to 80 -95% when playing notes.
At 13 tracks the system usage total meter would spike for a few seconds but drop and I could play and record.
At 14 tracks the total was up about 55% and it redlined a couple times but played fine . at 15 it started squeaking

At 16 -44 at 32 buffer it played 20 tracks I gave up there
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Avid HD Omni I/O Interface ...Mid 2010 Mac Pro/ processor- 3.33 6-core Intel Xeon "Westmere" w/ Memory- 24 GB, Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI Graphics Card..... OS- Mojave 10.14.6, and PTHDN 2019.12 on on primary boot drive (SSD PCIe 512 GB Samsung SM951) FCPX files storage on Samsung 970 EVO 1TB and PT sessions storage on 2nd Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB -- both in dual drive Crest I/O PCIE controller adaptor card

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