Jagman13 Posted March 7, 2018 Share Posted March 7, 2018 Problem Has anyone found a workable way to multitrack using HXN that doesn't hog or max out their system pretty quickly? System 2016 32G Ram iMac 5K (10.12.6) (I use it for 4K video editing so its plenty snappy). Scenario/Workflow Open a new project in Logic (10.4.1) Only Logic open and running on the system. Open once instance of superior drummer (2.x) all samples loaded in RAM/cache - 2Gb max. Open two instances of HXN and select say PV Panama for stereo rhythm guitars (L+R) Open another two/three Instances of HXN to work on lead lines and whatever else. So at most there are up to five separate HXN Instances running with Superior. Results By this stage the system is starting max out and I am getting a lot of stuttering pops, clicks and occasionally system overload messages as I overdub and add new parts to these instances. Looking at the CPU utilisation proves this. Solution The only way to I have found to get around this is to freeze all tracks and then I can carry on working. But this is more of a work around and doing so interrupts my workflow and slows it down. Possible solution? I recently tried track summing the HXN tracks with once instance of HXN open at the top of the summing track and then recorded the separate audio tracks underneath. (The theory being that if there is only one HXN instance open with the audio tracks using that one instance, this might cut down the CPU usage) But no, the results were pretty much the same. Questions - Is anyone else finding similar results? - Is HXN really that much of a CPU hog? Am I expecting too much from HXN given it is a relatively new introduction and perhaps not been streamlined or optimised properly for MAC/PC just yet? - Are LINE 6 working on reducing the CPU/RAM usage? - Has anyone found or using another work flow that doesn't max out their system so quickly? BTW - I think HXN is fantastic as a single instance in a DAW environment but when its called upon for multi tracking as it stands IMHO, sadly is not there yet. Unless I am doing or missing something obviously wrong? Any thoughts, experiences or assistance is really greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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