Real world Giga/Halion comparison
I just recently got Halion and decided to do a polyphony comparision between the two programs.
I took a midi that I had done in Giga that pushed Giga to the max (160 notes). Once you reach the max in giga you start to get popping in the audio.
I then loaded the midi file in Cubase and loaded one Halion with the same instruments that were on giga.
I moved the polphony slider all the way to 256 and it easily played all the notes without choking.
I then decided to copy my midi channels and add another instance of Halion with 16 more midi channels. This pushed the CPU meter to around 90% and I had a few glitches.
However it is important to note that I was probably in the neighborhood of 400-500 notes of polyphony!
It will be interesting to see if when giga increases the amount of polyphony if it will get the same performance.
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