Hi, so I’ve had a 6-Core Trashcan for several years now and although it still functions fine, the CPU was starting to have trouble keeping up with some of my bigger sessions.
So I bought an M1 Mac mini - 8 core with 16GB of RAM. I just spent all day today setting it up (read fresh installs for everything). After opening up my template I was shocked to experience worse CPU performance.
I was expecting potential RAM issues or compatibility issues with Sound Toys or some other “essential” plugin. But I was not expecting my 8 year old computer to have better real time CPU performance.
I’m scratching my head as to what could be causing this??? Maybe some specific plug in that is causing the CPU to spike??? But I’ve gone through and removed plug ins and instruments from my session hoping to see a big CPU drop from one of them. But unfortunately the CPU only goes down in small increments as I remove things.
If anyone has any ideas I’m open to anything. Below are my session details, these plug-ins are in every session and part of my starting template.
Interface = MOTU 1248
Reaktor 6 - (non essential)
Audio Damage EOS2
All of the above were installed “fresh” with the latest drivers/installers as of this posting.
Oh and I’m running at 512 Buffer without the ASIO Guard on