I have an on-going problem with hitting processor limits while using Digital Performer 4.12 and a series of plug-ins. The ones I am using are:
Garritan Personal Orchestra
On the piece I am working on right now (which often hits the limts and gives me error messages) I have been experimenting to see if I can bring down usage. It is using:
1 instance of M5
3 instance of Pro-53
2 instances of Personal Orchestra
Deleting the 3 Pro-53s didn't seem to make much difference, deleting the M5 looked much more hopeful but the best by far was deleting the 2 Personal Orchestras.
I am working at 24 bit/44.1KHz (I already abandoned 88.2KHz due to processor problems). and I am using, supposedly, one of the fastest personal computers in the world - with 2.5 GHz of RAM installed. But I can't run a few plug-ins without the DP processor window hitting the limits.
I have already set System Preferences/Energy Saver/Options/Processor Performance to 'Highest'
Any ideas? - I'm despairing. Looks like I'm going to have to burn down every virtual instrument before I go to next stage - recording audio at 24/88.1.
Mac G5 dual 2.5 GHz
2.5 GB RAM