Has anyone else experienced a slow speed of audio mixdown using Synthogy’s Ivory II? The VST sounds great, and plays back fine with no glitches, but on trying to create an audio mixdown, it hangs for much longer than normal (a two minute song will take over three minutes, for example). If I chose “real-time export”, the audio is fine, but it’s weird that the normal setting takes even longer than real-time.
The audio mixdown works fine on PC, but on two different macs (a MacBook Air mid-2011 and a brand new MacBookPro quad-core i7), the VST hangs. For contrast, the PC would crunch the same MIDI file and VST in about a minute.
Also, on both machines, I’ve had no delays when mixing down multiple VST instruments (even sample-based ones like Native Instruments Komplete or Steinberg’s own Halion Sonic series).
Here are some technical specs of the machines for those interested:
Cubase 6.5.4 installed.
MacBook Air (mid-2011, OS 10.7, dual-core i5 with 4 GB RAM (samples loaded off external HD)
MacBookPro 15" (2012, OS 10.8, non-retina quad-core i7, samples loaded off main HD)
I’ve tried both computers with my two main interfaces; the RME UFX and the RME Babyface.
Any help would be greatly appreciated–Thanks in advance!