I'm still getting acquainted with GPO, and was wondering if there is any limit to the instances of Kontakt that can be used in Sonar. I would like to open one or two (as needed) for every section and have empty slots for samples that may be needed later.
But at 80+ meg per instance it eats up ram quickly.
This made me a little confused, because I thought the RAM consumption of empty GPO or Kontakt instances seamed absolutely unrelevant to me. So I did the test: Here is are the Results on a Dual 1.25 GB Mac with 4 GB Ram, running Logic 7.1
After starting Logic Free RAM= 3.47 GB
After Loading 10 Instances of empty GPO players, Free RAM= 3.35 GB, this means 1.2 MB per instance.
After Loading 10 Instances of full (empty...)Kontakt, Free RAM = 3.32 GB, this means 1.5 MB per instance
I have trouble to beleive that on other configuration it can be that much more. If there are some doubts, I can post the screen shots. The test was made with the Apple Activity Monitor.