Curious about how performance/metrics work with VSTs and Kontakt here. My goal is to be able to use as many un-frozen tracks concurrently as I can.
According to the Cubase System Performance Meter (near bottom), I am maxed out; when I press play the audio will fail pretty soon. Ok, makes sense. This is with all tracks unfrozen and plenty of Kontakt/native VST/some audio loaded.
A hardware monitoring tool I use called NZXTcam (comes with my water cooling system) reports that I’m using a relatively low percentage of full capacity however. Windows performance monitor (when hitting Windows-G) reports similarly.
Curious what might be at play here then. Am I not utilizing my full hardware? I recently upgraded to i9-9960x/NVMe/64GB/Presonus Quantum in the hopes of running as expansive projects as possible. Performance has generally been good but I hope I’m not leaving performance on the table somehow. Freezing does not solve everything, as I often process on group busses, and if I need to overhaul the structure of the piece I of course need to un- and re-freeze everything.
Appreciate any insight!