I have problems with my average load of my audio-performance.
I mainly do music and therefore I use more or less only VST instruments / plugins and some audio clips / tracks.
Unfortunately my system / Nuendo often comes to its performance limit very fast… in this case the project has 14 VST instruments and 7 audio tracks with several plugins in the inserts (mainly Waves, FabFilter, PluginAlliance, …). My ASIO buffer size is already set to 2048 samples, hyperthreading and ASIO guard are on (otherwise I’m not even able to start the playback and the average load and real-time peak meters are clipping!) - see the attached screen shot. Sometimes there are dropouts even with these super secure settings! While playing, Nuendo is on 50% to 56% CPU usage.
In the second screenshot, you can see the average load while the project is not playing (also very high)! Nuendo is on 41% CPU usage in the task manager.
RAM usage in the task manager for this project is 2316,4 MB…
So is there something wrong in general with my setting? Do I use to much VST instruments? I thought my DAW is strong enough to handle such projects or am I too naive? Would be nice to know which plugins, instruments cause the highest CPU usage…
Here are my system specs
- Win 10 Pro 64bit
- i7-4820K @ 3.70ghz
- 32GB DDR 3 RAM (4 x 8GB)
- Nuendo 10 latest
- RME Fireface UFX+ (latest driver)
Would be nice to get any suggestions to make my system more “powerful”.
Thanks in advance and all the best!