Process Lasso for better DAW performance ?!

Just bumped to this YT video

tried it on my laptop and i think cubase performs better with it, (need some more time to try it, i set only physical cores to cubase and other settings on this video)
i got the free version of Lasso.
also i like that i can set power profile for cubase, means when i launch cubase the laptop goes to high performance mode or whatever power plan i choose for it, when cubase is closed it goes to the default power plan

Not required at all.

Setup your own power plan and at the very most maybe get (free) Park Control utility.

Honestly. Windows is pretty good at most things these days.

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Snake oil! :wink:

i choose for now my laptops "performance " plan, but the thing is that with Lasso i don’t need to change the plan manually to “performance” plan or "quiet " plan , it does it automatically , although it’s not a big of an issue to set manually.
any problem or risk to system with Lasso to be aware of ?

in some cultures snake oil is probably a good thing :upside_down_face:

Yeah, I know. Nevada?

BTW, Cubase or Nuendo have it’s own power scheme. It’s turned on by default.

And we had a lengthy discussion about that.
Some argued it is a security risk to leave the DAW on, since the power plan disables the screensaver and the screen lock.

i didn’t use steinberg’s plan for years, i remember the fans went crazy on my older laptop, it almost fly as a drone .
but anyway i don’t use lasso for its own power plans , use it mostly for the setups used in the video, and as a bonus to use its automatic power plan when use cubase( my choice power plan and not Steinberg’s plan)

Mmm don’t know haha… probably somewhere in the world its a good thing

I did try out Process Lasso. I’m not sure if the power plan was better than the one I had set up. Process Lasso was able to interrupt my startup to ask me for a donation even though it was a free version, and the longer it was installed, the longer the interruption became. I mean literally having a timer that would prevent my system from starting. So naturally I uninstalled it.

I also had Park Control installed for a while. It made sure that all my cores were always active. But I started to doubt whether it helped. The cores were unparked, but Cubase didn’t use them anyway. This is something I need to research further. Supposedly Cubase 13 is better at using multi-cores. I haven’t installed Cubase 13 yet.

My next step is to test the trial of Cubase 13. But I should mention that I don’t have any performance issues on Cubase 12 with my Intel Gen 13 system, despite the fact that it doesn’t use many cores at all. I guess my current system is overkill for what I do.

I did have to change settings on my graphics card (GEForce RTX 4070Ti), because it was killing latency and affecting Cubase performance. The setting change is to put the card into performance mode whenever Cubase is running. Can provide details if anyone wants.

For me the Free process Lasso works well, no donation , adds or that kind of things.(i set it to work in the background as a process in its preferences) also seems the laptop runs better with less “peak” jumps and red light on the Audio performance meter in Cubase is reduced as well or not exists on projects they used to hit frequently.
just to mention i also upgraded to win11 from 10
maybe for each system it affects more or less on the overall performance.

yes please share, lot of us have Nvidia graphics on our systems, and it is indeed sometimes a source for Troubles on Audio performance. so any info to resolve problems is good to try

OK, here it is:

  1. Launch NVIDIA Control Panel. Click on “Manage 3D settings” in the left hand panel.
  2. Click the Program Settings tab.
  3. Under “Select a program to customize:” enter the location of the Cubase10.exe (or whatever Cubase version you have) and click Add button.
  4. Under “Specify the settings for this program:” scroll down to Power management mode, click on the current setting to get the dropdown menu, and then select “Prefer maximum performance”

To my understanding, what this does is keep the graphics card responding at highest performance so it doesn’t tie up CPU cores, leading to a latency problem. The setting is set whenever you start Cubase, and changed back to default when you close it.

I suppose it could be set under Global Settings, but since I don’t really know what the card is doing, I thought, best just leave it alone for everything else besides Cubase.

Somebody who is a gamer could probably explain it much better.

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Thanks, good to know.
i remember now, i also disabled the CPU graphics on my laptop on BIOS, cuz i red somewhere that this way, windows uses only the Invidia card so there is no switch between them automatically, and it makes less “mess” with hiccups or whatever for audio too

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thanks for the link
its says there under Nvidia

" * Under step 2, select ‘High-performance NVIDIA processor’.
:warning: This option is not available with the Studio Driver."

i have the studio driver installed and not the game ready one, as it believed the studio driver is better for multimedia editing, DAW.
should it matter or better to install the game ready driver and set up the recommendations on that article ?
there are not many or at all graphical glitches as far as i noticed (there were in first C13 release and before i upgraded to W11, and some tweaks i made
are there any benefits also for audio performance or its only for cubendo 13 graphic issues ? (don’t have many graphic glitches now, need to check more though with more cubase work time)

If you have no issues, don’t change.

In 2021 I build my current system, and I had an Nvidia card at hand and tried that with my new RyZen system. It was the worst performance I ever saw on a DAW.
So I swapped the Nvidia with my old Radeon card and all problems were gone.
And I promised a friend my old system as his spare DAW. I installed the Nvidia card in it, and it worked flawless. I was astonished.
Differences? The old CPU was an Intel and I didn’t use any extra PCIe cards in it.

I believe there is much more than the graphics card and its driver, but it’s a good starting point sometimes. Main board drivers, ASIO drivers…everything could be important.

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