Stromkraft wrote:I worry about the fact computers haven't become that much faster the last 5 years and the demands DAW users put on them has only increased many times over that. There's currently a performance gap.
I think at this point the limitations are more in the software than the hardware. There's plenty of power available in modern CPUs but most developers have yet to optimize their software to fully take advantage of the high CPU-core counts and expanded RAM common in modern computers.
Yes, this is true. I'm not sure of how much of well-optimized code there is in Live
or other DAWs, but there are performance limitations currently in Live
at least. How much of this that is due to code that can be further optimised I don't know. Optimising code can be very expensive and time-consuming.
Personally, I feel optimising code execution is more important than any nice new feature. I'd love polyphonic aftertouch and MPE, but I don't see that fitting into the current performance state of Live
, that barely is within the acceptable as I see it. Not bad though.
And I also think that the Automation Delay Compensation added to 9.2
was pretty major
. It changed everything.