Live Performance Test 1 and 2:

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
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mikra

yes you do

Post by mikra » Mon Jul 29, 2002 8:17 pm

yea lower is better.

metrognome32

Post by metrognome32 » Mon Jul 29, 2002 10:01 pm

It seems to me that the hard drive speed is a huge factor in Live performance since it's streaming from the HD, could you all start posting your hard drive's rpm?

peace -gnome

røbøbrand

boo

Post by røbøbrand » Sun Aug 04, 2002 2:18 am

Make of computer: Apple Powerbook G4
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.1.5
CPU Speed: 400
Soundcard: MOTU 828 with beta driver

Result for test 1: 12

Result for test 2: 46

Lame eh?
That's not counting the hiccups and half second stops that occur every bar or so.
I don't see why Live takes so much cpu. Logic (on OS 9) could do a lot more than that.
Of course it works better using the built-in soundcard. Maybe it's the MOTU driver. But still, performance is lame.

Octex

Post by Octex » Sun Aug 11, 2002 11:48 am

Make of computer: Compaq Armada 1500c (96mb ram)
Operating system: Win98se
CPU Speed: Celeron 300
Soundcard: built in

Result for test 1: 37
Result for test 2: 60

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Post by jdg » Sun Aug 11, 2002 7:20 pm

i guess i should chime in too:

Make of computer: apple iBook 500 (dual USB)
Operating system: 9.2.2
CPU Speed: G3 500
Memory: 640mb
Soundcard: M-Audio Quattro

Result for test 1: 7-8%
Result for test 2: 40-41%

edit: haha wtf.. celeron iBook.. thats comedy.. edited to be G3
i musta been stoned
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Post by Geraldo » Sun Aug 11, 2002 7:26 pm

Hey jdg
I didn't know iBooks came with a Celeron processor? :wink:

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Post by Geraldo » Sun Sep 15, 2002 3:54 pm

I am bumping this up for someone who could not find it.

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Post by bioroid » Fri Sep 27, 2002 7:02 am

I upgraded my old 1.6ghz p4 to 2.4ghz and just got a new SONY VAIO laptop

Make: Home Built P4 2.4ghz, Asus P4B266 mobo, 1gb ddr ram
OS: Win XP Pro
Soundcard: Midiman Delta 66 1ms
1: 2%
2: 9%


Make: VAIO NVR23 (new laptop), AMD XP1800+, 256mb ddr ram
OS: Win XP Home
Soundcard: Emagic EMI 2|6 20ms
1: 2%
2: 10%
Soundcard: Emagic EMI 2|6 4ms
1: 3%
2: 12%

This laptop is going for $1499 and it rocks. Only drawbacks are 1024x768 res and its pretty big and bulky but a great deal.

bioroid

Teeway

Live Performance Test

Post by Teeway » Tue Oct 01, 2002 7:07 pm

Make of computer: Wallstreet PB
Operating system: OSX 10.2.1 (6D52)
CPU Speed: Powerlogic 500 mhz G4 (upgrade)
Soundcard: Core Audio
HD: IBM Travelstar 10 Gb 4200rpm (I think)

Result for test 1: 6 sec
Result for test 2: 38 sec

With Rewire/Reason

Result for test 1: 14 sec
Result for test 2: 51 sec

Teeway

jazze

Post by jazze » Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:16 am

Make of computer: Apple PowerBook G3 (Pismo)
Operating system: OS X 1.2.1 Jaguar
CPU Speed: 500 Mhz G3
Soundcard: MOTU828
HardDisk: External FireWire 80Gig (with Jaguar istalled on it)

Result for test 1: 8%
Result for test 2: 41%

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Re: Live Performance Test 1 and 2:

Post by Blindspot » Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:03 am

Make of computer: Apple PBG4/800
Operating system: OS X 10.2.1 (6D52)
CPU Speed: 800
Soundcard: EMI 2|6
Hard Drive: Stock 40.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 (4800 RPM)

Result for test 1: 5%
Result for test 2: 32%

Extra note: EMI 2|6 supports pre-listen :D
PBG4/800, OSX10.2, EMI2|6, Oxy8, MPD16, Reason2, Live15

jazze

Post by jazze » Wed Oct 02, 2002 4:48 pm

Make of computer: Apple PowerBook G3 (Pismo)
Operating system: OS9.2.2
CPU Speed: 500 Mhz G3
Soundcard: MOTU828
HardDisk: External FireWire 80Gig (with Jaguar istalled on it)

Result for test 1: 6%
Result for test 2: 33%


as you can see performans under OS 9.2.2 is much better than under Jaguar, and what's most strange its not much slower than TiBooks G4 800Mhz ... why is that?
jazze

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Post by Neil » Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:58 pm

I just cant get over the difference between my old powerbook g3 to my new gateway laptop... UNREAL! combined with the emi 2/6.. this thing is a powerhouse compared to it(with no flaws in os, xp is amazing!).. i highly recommend anyone to go with a p4....:
AND I HAVE PRELISTEN!

Make: Gateway 400x 256megmemory 30gigHD
OS: Windows XP Home
CPU Speed: 2 GHZ P4
Soundcard: EMI 2/6 (added asio line to liveoptions.txt)
Harddrive: 30GB (going to get a firewire soon for all my samples)

Test 1- 5%
Test 2- 25%

Latency is very low.. adjusting is a breeze and depends on how many samples are loaded and how many effects.. i loaded nine samples with three effects on each.(used reverb on four of them)... solid at 12ms...
but if i wanted less latency.. i would have to use less effects, i just wanted to push it to the limit to see how low i can get... on my arrangement test, i was able to get it as low as 6ms with no breakups...

increadible!!!!!!!

Neil

jazze

Post by jazze » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:40 am

I am surprised that my PowerBook 500Mhz(Pismo)
peformes not that bad compared to Gataway WindowsXP laptop
look and compare:

PowerBookG3 500MHZ - MacOS9.2.2
test 1: 6%
test 2: 33%

Gataway laptop 2Ghz Pentium4 WinXP home
test 1: 5%
test2: 25%

what do you think?

jos de jos

Post by jos de jos » Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:54 pm

P3 800 XP 384 ram (not only for music)

* test 1: 3-4

* test 2: 24

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