After hours of exhausting and, honestly, frustrating work, I cannot understand why the playback components have such a hard time running. I am specifically working on an orchestral score and everything is unbelievably sluggish. The mixer takes up to 10 seconds to open and changes take upwards of 5 seconds to take effect (pushing a button, moving a slider, etc). Beyond that, I can’t understand how the mixer along with the actual HALion player work together. Changes made within the HALion dialogue windows seem to not even save or have any bearing on playback at all (volume levels, for instance) and the mixer seems to have random control over levels as well. For instance, I have the oboes and cor anglais ALL the way down (should be muted then??) and yet they still come blaring through my speakers.
My system, I think, should be fine for this?? Quad-core AMD A8 7410, 8 GB RAM (okay I know, not the most but task manager is only ever showing 4GB being used anyway). Has anyone else run into these issues? I wonder if the components aren’t installed correctly or if I’m completely missing something…surely working with the playback components does not require a $6,000 system with 32 GB of RAM and 6 cores just to run smoothly? Was never an issue in Sibelius or Finale…
Anyway, perhaps some people might be able to help out with even some of these issues I’ve been having.