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 Post subject: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Here's a great video on optimizing Windows 10 and prior. The basic and obvious stuff is all here and there's a section on disabling services that's very enlightening and worth taking a look at IMHO.

It's from the Cantabile 3 (my VST host of choice) site:

http://community.cantabilesoftware.com/t/optimizing-your-computer-for-audio/588

These tweaks along with Bitsum's Process Lasso have really helped my native VST and DAW reliability.

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:39 pm 
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This just came out in a PDF and E-book versions! It's by Brad Robinson, the founder and developer of Cantabile who is a first class audio developer (and great guy).

It covers:

•An introduction to digital audio and an explanation of exactly what causes audio glitches.

•An overview of how the hardware, the operating system and your audio software work together to make real-time audio possible.

•Detailed descriptions of the many system settings you should check, how to set them and why.

•Other programs and services that you should watch out for and possibly disable.

•How to configure your audio software, including selecting a sample rate and buffer size, multi-core settings and more.

•A detailed explanation of ISR & DPC latency issues, page faults and memory related issues.

•How to use various diagnostic tools to test for and isolate problems.

•Covers Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

This is a very detailed work with tons of screen-shots, tweaks not seen anywhere else and detailed explanations - all in one document.

https://www.cantabilesoftware.com/glitchfree/

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:24 pm 
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I started to read, it looks useful ! I'm sure there is something to learn in those 75 pages ! :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Looks quite useful! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 8:50 pm 
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Nice Book! Looks super useful. I'll read it on the train. Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Thanks for posting this video link! Most of the tweaks I was already aware of but there seems to be a few that I was not. I'll definitely view it again later and write down all that I was not aware of and also try those tweaks out! When the right tweaks are made it does make a difference with computer performance. It's amazing how much unnecessary stuff is running on computers, companies like Microsoft don't seem to consider the performance hit of all that unnecessary stuff, and are not good at educating people on what is not important and can be turned off.


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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:02 pm 
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I'm glad this is being received so well. I have four audio PC's spanning an i7 native workhorse, an i5 native laptop for live, an i5 native workstation and a core duo quad with 3 Scope PCI cards and, as I said below, they have never run so solid with these tweaks along with Project Lasso from Bitsum. What's amazing is how much more I can squeeze out of Diva on them, especially on the Core Duo Quad.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:08 pm 
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I bought Cantabile a month ago and trying to get it to do what Bidule does in time for gjgs.
My Hardware synth PC Editors are both able to run as VSTs in Cantabile.
So many benefits.

Brad is extremely support orientated too.
Maybe later this summer.

But Windows 10 can suck turds from my ass.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:55 am 
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I've been using Cantabile for many years both for live and for playing with multiple vsts in a "sketchpad" way to try out different combinations of them, multiple instances for layering and splits and testing new ones, chaining effects, and testing strain on CPU of vsts. The feature set has always been pretty deep. Even with the so-called entry level versions most if not all of the stuff one would need is there. The high end version has so much to offer it can be daunting. There is definitely a learning curve for all the versions but it's well worth the effort. It's not hard to learn and becomes second-nature fairly quickly.

Brad Robinson is a scary smart music and computer dude who I hold in the highest respect in terms of knowledge and integrity. TopTen (his company) is basically him. Considering that, the support he gives is amazing. Bug fixes are measured in hours or the most, days. Responses are the quickest I have ever had. His knowledge and skill handling with everything from the GUI to the code on every level, MIDI, audio, ASIO, low level machine and multi-core and memory stuff is nothing less than mad scary awesome. Surely it would take a crack team of at least three to pull it off. Considering that the latest version was a total rewrite (and not a patched up bloat boat ready to sink at any moment) but a sleek efficient, speedboat, yacht or sailboat, or all of them as is YOUR choice.

He's forthcoming with everything. There's no mystery proprietary BS talk and every issue is handled. If you check out the blog you can see how this is a model of how it should be. User's input and get pretty instant feedback. Everything is on the table. Features get votes and Brad prioritizes them and is forthcoming about how and when he plans to do them and what the details are in achieving them in a clear, lucid way.

More than anything else, besides our own venerable GaryB (sorry gary, had to use caps there, for emphasis) :P there is no-one else that has helped me get things going right so fast and correctly.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Getting brave enough to try it out after owning it for a while.
Just never liked not having a screen with attached devices.
But maybe I can get use to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Optimization
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:03 pm 
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There's some talk about adding a Scope, Bidule type of modular screen option to Cantabile. Could be interesting!

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