I’m seeing very high CPU usage during playback for what I’d think wouldn’t require much CPU were I running the same instruments in another DAW.
I’m using the standard HaLION SONIC SE which comes with Dorico 3. The score has flute, clarinet, 4 solo violins, 2 viola, 2 cello, double bass, percussion.
I’m running on a new MBP on OSX 10.15.3. During playback in activity monitor I see on VST Engine:
Idle Wake-Ups: ca. 400
Dorico itself uses much less CPU, just the VST Engine that’s the issue.
It’s chewing through my battery. Any tips to reduce it? I’d be happy to just use MIDI playback sounds tbh rather than affect the life span of my laptop.
I’m also experiencing weird moments where certain notes or entire bars on certain instruments in the score don’t play back, they drop out. I posted about similar issues with playing techniques here:
but in these cases there are no new play technique instructions, so I have no idea what’s causing the drop outs.
Any tips would be much appreciated.