10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

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mnmlmike
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10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by mnmlmike » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:14 pm

I haven't done much testing yet but I was working on a session last night that took up about
70-80% of my CPU in Ableton. I upgraded to 10.6 and now that same session is about 30-35% and everything
is running fine.

Not too shabby if you ask me

cids
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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by cids » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:56 pm

Sounds good!
Mac mini 6-core and Mac Mini M1

Genelec M030; Live 11; macOS 11

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by Inofaith » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:36 am

..wow that sounds good.

(Is snow leopard even out yet??)

mnmlmike
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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by mnmlmike » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:50 am

In the past few hours that I've been rocking it, it's pretty great over here. Everything is just
quick and zippy. iTunes opens in the time of one dock bounce (if that makes sense)

and ummm.... err.... no..... it's not "technically" out.

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by outershpongolia » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:58 am

[quote="mnmlmike"iTunes opens in the time of one dock bounce (if that makes sense) [/quote]

Don't even own a Mac and I understand that one.. Sounds pretty sweet.

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by KrisM » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:01 pm

that sounds very sexy.

Come on, September... :mrgreen:
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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by zalo » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:32 am

30 dollars?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

do they think i have a money tree or something?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by outershpongolia » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:43 pm

They probably think you have a money bush, or maybe just money shrubs?

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by Veiss » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:06 pm

30$ isn't much for what you get. The -8gb HD space is nice too. Really looking forward to the live performance though. My first gen macbook suuuuucks. I don't trust it one bit to play live anymore... :roll:

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by outershpongolia » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:48 pm

Veiss wrote:The -8gb HD space is nice too.
How does that work it literally just deletes and replaces certain parts of the OS?

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by mnmlmike » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:58 pm

I think the main thing is that it's trimming the fat by not having any PPC support in your computer.

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by guille » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:09 am

This also could explain the reduced sizes:

http://www.pipian.com/hacking/explainin ... sizes.html

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by cids » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:14 am

Hi Mnmlmike, would be great if you could post some more Live benchmarks... are you using Live 8?


Thanks

Casper
Mac mini 6-core and Mac Mini M1

Genelec M030; Live 11; macOS 11

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mnmlmike
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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by mnmlmike » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:23 am

Sadly I'm rocking 7 still unless anyone wants to hook up a copy of 8 ;)

I'll do Tarekiths test in the AM when I wake up.

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Re: 10.6 Snow Leopard Ableton Performance

Post by Pasha » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:11 pm

mnmlmike wrote:I haven't done much testing yet but I was working on a session last night that took up about
70-80% of my CPU in Ableton. I upgraded to 10.6 and now that same session is about 30-35% and everything
is running fine.

Not too shabby if you ask me
Can you detail the kind of machine you have?
From this (http://www.osnews.com/story/22009/Snow_ ... by_Default) article
it seems that Snow Leopard doesn't boot in 64 bit mode by default so the performance boost should come from
grand central...

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