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Andy Hooper

Normal buffer size?

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Here are my specs, first off. Intel Core I7 8700k, 16 GB 3200 mhz RAM, Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Presonus Firestudio Mobile, Newest version of CbB.

I am working with a 96/24 project that has about 40 tracks and a ton of plugins. 12+ instances of Amplitube, Addictive Drums, lots of compressors and Eq's, etc. Its gotten to where I have to set the buffer to 4096 to get 100% glitch free playback. If I turn off all the plugins I can playback with much smaller buffers. Does that sound normal? CPU isnt even getting taxed very hard and I have plenty of RAM available.

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Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like the perfect case for using Freeze or Bounce to Tracks.
Maybe save the project under a new name then try out the 2 different approaches to lessen the processor load.

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It's normal to up the buffer size during playback to prevent glitches with high-plug-in-count projects.
Where a low buffer counts is when recording  so you can hear what you're recording in sync with the playback.
You probably already know all that.

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That's the conclusion I had come to. I've been doing this for a long time but I just got serious about it a few months ago so I still feel like a noob sometimes.

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Every computer has it's limits. Mine works better with 'plugin load balancing' unchecked.

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17 minutes ago, lmu2002 said:

Every computer has it's limits. Mine works better with 'plugin load balancing' unchecked.

Is the 3rd Gen Ryzen working well for you?

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2 hours ago, Andy Hooper said:

Is the 3rd Gen Ryzen working well for you?

Yes. It's been a great cpu  for the past year. I hope my motherboard will eventually get the support for the 4th gen Ryzens too.

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