CPU load of M4L & Buffer Shuffler

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Leon Tricker
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CPU load of M4L & Buffer Shuffler

Post by Leon Tricker » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:59 am

I know this isn't a straightforward question to answer, but how much additional CPU load are you seeing with M4L running? And with Buffer Shuffler in particular, how much extra CPU resource does an instance of it demand?

I'm on a Vaio laptop, 2Ghz Core2Duo and 2GB RAM... but of course your system will be diiferent!

Cheers!

vanceg
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Re: CPU load of M4L & Buffer Shuffler

Post by vanceg » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:06 pm

Leon Tricker wrote:I know this isn't a straightforward question to answer, but how much additional CPU load are you seeing with M4L running? And with Buffer Shuffler in particular, how much extra CPU resource does an instance of it demand?

I'm on a Vaio laptop, 2Ghz Core2Duo and 2GB RAM... but of course your system will be diiferent!

Cheers!
Running BufferShuffler on my MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Core2Duo with 3GB RAM using and RME Fireface I/O takes about 4% of the CPU.
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jon_moore
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Re: CPU load of M4L & Buffer Shuffler

Post by jon_moore » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:15 am

M4L devices are not very CPU efficient compared to native, VST or AU effects but CPU efficiency is not the only consideration when using a M4L effect. The Loop Shifter effect for instance is something that could only be achieved with M4L so in my mind is worth a few extra CPUs. There's a great video demo of Loop Shifter @ http://vimeo.com/8138349
JM

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vanceg
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Re: CPU load of M4L & Buffer Shuffler

Post by vanceg » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:14 am

jon_moore wrote:M4L devices are not very CPU efficient compared to native, VST or AU effects but CPU efficiency is not the only consideration when using a M4L effect. The Loop Shifter effect for instance is something that could only be achieved with M4L so in my mind is worth a few extra CPUs. There's a great video demo of Loop Shifter @ http://vimeo.com/8138349
I'm finding them quite reasonable in terms of cpu use. I've been pleasantly surprised in this way.
Latptop:
MacBook Pro 2.33, RME Fireface 400, iPad running TouchOSC, VG-99 processor, SoftStep foot pedal (2)


Desktop:
MacPro 3.15Ghz, 8GB RAM, Maudio Profire, Eventide H8000, Eventide Eclipse.

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