I built a new pc just to run GPO stand-alone. I have 2 gb of ram in the machine and was quite suprised to see the \'Low Memory\' warning dialog pop up when a little over 1 gb of voices had been loaded. The voices seemed to continue to load but upon playback I seem to get some crackling in the signal. I\'m using BrainSpawn\'s Forte as the VST host. Anyone have any suggestions?
You need to open up Task Manager and take a look at what is using the memory. You can open up Task Manager by hitting Ctrl-Shift-Esc at the same time. Click on the Performance tab and it will show you the amount of free memory, how big the swap file is, etc. Click on the processes tab to see what is using the memory.
Does your system actually show 2 GB of memory? Task Manager will let you know.
Thanks for the suggestions. The idea behind the 2gb system was to be able to load any voice I thought I might use within GPO at the start of the session. I have another two machines that run GigaStudio and yet another that runs ProTools. I like the idea of doing one sample load at the beginning of the session. I had tried using the RTAS plugin within ProTools but found having to wait for all the voices to reload when moving from one piece to another a little tedious. I have tried the GPO Studio VST Host but it didn\'t recognize the MOL (midi over lan) virtual ports that allows all the machines to communicate. Also, I am using all dry voices. I have seven instances of GPO active and have about 45 voices loaded.
Are you using WinXP? Isn\'t there some per-thread or per-process memory limit? Perhaps NI can weigh in on this. I have 1.5GB of memory on one machine and have hit the same warning at near 1GB. It may not be a bug as much as an imposed OS limitation.
I have had up to 1.5 GB of memory loaded without this error in WinXP. I\'ve also had 8 instances of Kontakt loaded and GPO player fully loaded without this error. I had 11 instances of Kontakt, Kontakt player and Kompakt player loaded without this error.