Live Vs Reaper Cpu difference-efficiency with 3rd party plugings?

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Live Vs Reaper Cpu difference-efficiency with 3rd party plugings?

Post by spanktron » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:51 am

Hello everyone
Hope you are all healthy!

I was wondering if anyone has made a comparisson of which Daw is more Cpu efficient when using 3rd party plugins?

Is there a difference in CPU usage efficiency at all ?
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Re: Live Vs Reaper Cpu difference with 3rd party plugings?

Post by Mark Williams » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:26 am

No point, all have their own pros and cons. Use what suits your workflow.
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Re: Live Vs Reaper Cpu Load difference-efficiency with 3rd party plugings?

Post by spanktron » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:45 am

Mark Williams wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:26 am
No point, all have their own pros and cons. Use what suits your workflow.

I am asking if you use the same 10 3rd party plugins in both daws if one will use less CPU .

I am not looking for a comparisson of the features and workflow of the Daws

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Re: Live Vs Reaper Cpu difference-efficiency with 3rd party plugings?

Post by Mark Williams » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:39 pm

Still no point, as each DAW will handle those plugins differently, as they allocate threads to cpu cores is different for each DAW, there is no hard and fast answer. 1 plugin may work efficiently in 1 DAW but not the other and the next plugin vice versa.
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Re: Live Vs Reaper Cpu difference-efficiency with 3rd party plugings?

Post by spanktron » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:44 pm

Mark Williams wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Still no point, as each DAW will handle those plugins differently, as they allocate threads to cpu cores is different for each DAW, there is no hard and fast answer. 1 plugin may work efficiently in 1 DAW but not the other and the next plugin vice versa.

Now we`re getting somewhere.
Thanks for the opinion

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Re: Live Vs Reaper Cpu difference-efficiency with 3rd party plugings?

Post by jlgrimes » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:01 pm

spanktron wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:51 am
Hello everyone
Hope you are all healthy!

I was wondering if anyone has made a comparisson of which Daw is more Cpu efficient when using 3rd party plugins?

Is there a difference in CPU usage efficiency at all ?
Someone probably did a test (if not probably easy to set one up yourself as Reaper can be demo'd for free).

That said Reaper is usually considered one of the more CPU efficient DAWs and Ableton is usually on the other end of the spectrum.

Much of Ableton focus is on having uninterrupted audio streams, where you can make edits in DAW while audio is playing and not get Pops and Clicks (something which could be detrimental in a live performance). Some of that probably use more CPU cycles. This is a generalization too as well as like the previous poster mentioned certain DAWs will have issuses with certain plug-ins while others won't due to their implementation or (bugs or lack of thereof).

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