I just thought I would post my findings on Kontakt 1.2 DFD. I just finished using it as a
VSTI in Cubasis VST (Mac) v. 2.0 with the Steinway B and various other Giga samples. I\'ve noticed that it runs much more efficiently as a VST I than it does in Digital Performer using MAS.
The CPU performance under VST instrument
in Cubasis was about 30% with the polyphony set between 64 and 80 voices. In DP the same sample with the same polyphony was between 60 and 70%. I realize that the meters may be inconsistent between the two apps,
but it appears to run much smoother as a VSTI.
I also noticed the phasing on the Steinway B,
so maybe if I go in and delete those duplicate layers I can even get more polyphony. I also noticed that the meter seemed much more
consistent and didn\'t spike the way it seemed to in DP.
I hope this helps.
PS. I\'m using a Dual 533 G4 with 1.25 GB
of Ram, DP 3.11, OS 9.22, Cubasis VST 2.0.
Are you not getting any cpu spikes in either MAS or as a VSTi? If not, then what extentions do you have loaded. Perhaps there is a conflict there. It could also be the motherboard too. I am on a Quicksilver 2002 g4 800mhz, DP3.11, OS 9.22. Another possible factor that I haven\'t investigated yet is the audio card and driver. What are you using there?
Yes, I\'m getting intermittent spikes in DP 3.11
using Kontakt 1.2 DFD as MAS. this maybe just considered a buffer underrun as stated by the NI moderator on the NI Kontakt forum.
When I run as a VSTI in Cubasis I haven\'t noticed any spikes and the processor stays
consistently around 30% in Cubasis.
My soundcard and audio interface in both cases is the MOTU 2408 MK II/PCI-324.
the other thing I noticed: In DP I have about 600 MB of RAM allocated to DP, and in Cubasis I have about 300 MB. This was for the same sample (Steinway B-GIGA). I will try some lower RAM settings for DP later today to see if this makes any difference.