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09-22-2008, 09:22 AM
Any tips on "fine tuning" PLAY to work on a Mac? I am using MOTU PCIe sound cards and Digital Performer 5.13; I run 24 bit 48k. I am starting a project in two days and am having a hard time getting smooth playback.
In fact, I am wondering if there's some incompatibility with the MOTU sound card, or perhaps that card at that sampling rate. Or something!
It works fine within DP as a plugin.
09-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Hi John ,
are you on PPC or Intel-Mac ?
I usually don't use PLAYs built-in convolution reverb , because I'm still on PPC.
PLAY is running quite smooth with these settings
( ... at least on my system, even with 24bit 48kHz sessions ... ):
PLAY version: 1.0.83
Audio settings: 512 samples
Streaming settings: 1
Overload enabled: Yes ( @ 80% )
Here my more detailed system specs
Hope this helps.
Good luck for your project.
09-22-2008, 12:55 PM
i would assume intel as hes got a pcie?
09-22-2008, 03:33 PM
Thanks Gerd and Allan.
It's an intel mac. I am not using any reverb at all. 9 Gigs of memory, OS 10.4.11, samples spread out over two disks.
The audio engine is set at 512 with a host buffer multiplier of 2.
The audio cards are two MOTU PCIe 424 cards with the latest drivers. I've updated all the PLAY libraries I use and am running PLAY v.83
09-22-2008, 03:37 PM
Interesting. One of my set-ups is nearly EXACTLY as yours and Im not having any PLAY issues. You may have to try midgrange engine settings to get it to work smoother. But I doubt its a MOTU issue.
In CueMix do you have the correct sampling rate set?
09-22-2008, 03:49 PM
I didn't know you could set the sampling rate in CueMix -- it is at 48k in the AudioMidi and MOTU PCI Audio Setup.
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