Hi, just tested Dorico 3. Amazing improvements, I am very happy with all these new ideas and improvements. Any way fans of MacBook Pro getting crazy in less than a half a minute while playing any score. Energy usage in Dorico 3 is extremely high! It never had this issue using Dorico 1 or 2. Does any body has this issue as well? Is there a way to solve it?
Restart unfortunately doesn’t help. I reinstalled Dorico 3 Pro Sounds…It doesn’t help as well. VST Audio Engine uses something like 30-40 % while playing a simple 2-3 instruments score. But Dorico 3 Pro uses 104-146 % in addition. It’s really a lot. Setting a new score doesn’t help as well - the same performance issue.
Yes, there is a way to find out. In the Activity Monitor (Aktivitaetsanzeige) highlight Dorico when it is heavily busy, then, at the top of the window is that little cog wheel icon. Click on that and a popup menu appears. I don’t know the menu names in German, but in English one entry is ‘Create Spindump’. Click that, after a few seconds a new window opens with a lot of cryptic text. Save the output of that window and post here or send to ‘u dot stoermer at steinberg dot de’. Thanks
What audio engine buffer size do you have? If you have a small buffer size (eg below 512 samples) then this requires higher CPU usage. If you’re not doing real time recording then you can increase the size.
We had several reports on this and it looks like the video engine of Dorico is eating up way too much cpu time. We are still under investigation, but for affected users a temporary workaround could be - at your own risk - throw out the video engine from Dorico’s component folder. But as said, do at your own risk and also make a backup copy of the Dorico app beforehand.
And yes, the video engine might even go berserk with projects that don’t even have video attached to. We will get to the bottom of this.
I compared the same score played back by Dorico 2 and 3 after I deleted a video engine. Digits are quite similar, any way Tom, both Dorico 2 and 3 on a Mac show 17-26% of CPU usage (Plus 50-55% VST Audio Engine)…At least double rate comparing to Windows…
I also have this problem. If I leave the computer with Dorico Pro 3 open for a while, when I come back after say 15 minutes or so, the fans are always running at high speed, before the computer goes to sleep… Indeed I would say that there is some energy efficiency issue with the software.
I’m using a Macbook Pro late 2013, Quad Core i7 2.3 GHz. 16 GB RAM.