Re: Hey Hancor! What\'s the Poly/Audio trax trade off?
My colleague Rob, is currently working on a song with 24 audio, 20 MIDI tracks and about a dozen Logic Audio FX at 16bit, 44.1Khz resolution. The hardware is on a Tyan S1837 UANG motherboard with and Intel PIII 850Mhz CPU. So far the CPU usage in Logic is hovering around 20%, while disk usage is about 5%. When sampling GS160 into Logic Audio we\'ve set the polyphony to 160;
and done it a track at time into Logic. We haven\'t yet found a need to run more. When applying FX one can either run the GS160 FX or the audio FX in Logic. If you layer on 32bit plugins the danger is to swamp the CPU
floating point register with data. IE. 2exp(32)= 4.3 billion samples to recreate the sine wave!!! So if you are in the habit of running 32bit plugins use them judiciously.
On the other hand in a few years time when IBM rolls out their 210GHz transistor technology this will merely be an academic matter.