In two separate projects now, I have run into issues with the playback of fast(ish) tuplets. It sounds as though the computer can’t keep up and the notes get all jumbled, like they’re crashing into one another. The playback recovers after the tuplets.
However, if I play the same notes at double duration and double tempo, the playback is fine. E.g. sixteenth-note triplets at 88 bpm (plays badly) vs. eighth-note triplets at 176 (plays fine). This leads me to believe that it has something to do with how MIDI is handled “under the hood” instead of the software instruments struggling to keep up. This isn’t related to a score being “tall” – I’m currently experiencing this problem with a solo instrument.
I’m using the built-in Mac audio driver and I have the buffer size maxed out (2048 samples). I typically use NotePerformer, but I’m using Kontakt for this current project and have tried the Halion options as well – same issue with all instruments/playback templates. My computer specs are below.
Any advice about how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
2019 MacBook Pro
Mac OS Mojave (10.14.6)
16 GB RAM
2.2 GhZ i7 processor