Recently I've been experiencing some problems with Garritan and Cakewalk home studio. My CPU usage is pretty high (the cpu % reading at the bottom of cakewalk home studio). Like right now, all I have is an aggressive string section playing, timp, snare, and brass, and I'm on 75%? Is this normal? (I also have other strings loaded too, but not playing). edit: when the sus+short string patches (4-5) are playing, I am on 27%.
I'm on an SBLive. Does this have something to do with it? I've been wanting to upgrade my card, and am considering the upgrade to an M-Audio Revolution. Basically what I did yesterday was install the kx drivers for SBlive. It fixed a few things like made my strings less hissy, but now I get pops etc. Does the soundcard have anything to do with why my cpu usage is so high?
Also I tried to use VST with cakewalk home studio (I have the adaptor thing). It seemed to work, but then if I press stop in the middle of a note playing, all the notes just keep carrying on (like a massive reverb echo or something, but forever!)...and the only way to stop the noise is to close Cakewalk.
Can anyone help me with these problems? Should I grab the M-Audio revolution?
SBLive 5.1 with kx drivers (latency of 2ms or so)
Cakewalk Home Studio (DXi)
I'm using reverb on 2 garritan players (not wet samples though). But after taking them off it made hardly any difference.