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Old 10-17-2011, 02:15 AM
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Exclamation Virtual Instruments Sound Dropping out - PT8.05

Help setting up system to run VI's. / VI's sound dropping out.

Running 15 or 20 tracks......mostly VI's right now for the building blocks. I have BFD2, Structure (Bass) and xpand2 (guitar rythm). System usage is about 30%.

So while editing the midi i will loose the sound in the middle of editing notes.

Just plain stop......then I will have the pleasure of listening to some background 2 or 4 khz whine in the back ground. This happens when I actually hit the spacebar to start playback. But no midi audio from the playback from expand.

My structure will hang in there and continue to play the bass part....but the track that i am working on (xpand) will drop out all together.

So i was saving the session and closing and reopening the session and it would work fine.....but after doing that for about an hour it gets REAL LAME.

So i have my hardware buffer size at 512 CPU for RTAS is 3 (out of 4) and I have an 85% limit on those.

Do i need to - or can I make some kind of adjustments to the playback engine that will help me...... I am at Level 4 / Normal and I have the next one set at optimize for streaming audio from disks.

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Host Name: jdcdsktp
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Model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
Speed: 3.41GHz
Cores per Processor: 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core: 1 Unit(s)
Type: Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache: 4x 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way,
Exclusive, 64 byte line size
L2 On-board Cache: 4x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-
way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
L3 On-board Cache: 6MB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 48-way, 64
byte line size, 4 threads sharing

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Mainboard: Asus M4A79T Deluxe
BIOS: AMI 3303 08/20/2010
Bus(es): ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/
SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support: No
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Total Memory: 6GB DIMM DDR3

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Model: ATI (AMD) RD790 GFX Dual Slot
Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 2GHz (4GHz)

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Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 2GHz (4GHz)
Total Memory: 6GB DIMM DDR3
Channels: 2
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Memory Module: OCZ OCZ3P1333LV2G 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-8500U
DDR3-1066 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
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DDR3-1066 (7-7-7-16 4-26-8-4)
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Printer: Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600,
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What does RAM usage look like in device manager?
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Default Re: Virtual Instruments Sound Dropping out - PT8.05

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What does RAM usage look like in device manager?
I will reload everything but usually I am not over 3.5gb.

On another note - I printed all of my VI's except an Ik multimedia flute. and i still had the problem. It drops all my sound on the system and I get this little 2k-4k pitched sine wave sound.

Now I am starting to think it is not related b/c I have made inactive Structure/Xpand/BFD.
When it came back this last time the sound was comming thru on a BUS'd Verb - TL Space. I removed the plugin and installed another from Waves I believe. I will see if that helps.

I am guessing that it is possible to have a sound card driver issue......however when I loose my session sound I save and exit the session and reload it and WHA-LA no problems........all functionality is back.
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What does RAM usage look like in device manager?
I just reopened the session and I have 3.6gb used and 2.3gb free. Along with that the system is showing 35-40% of the CPU being used as well. So it appears that it is not taxed out at all..

Thanks for all the input.
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