There must be something wrong!

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The Quiet Minded
Member Since: Jan 01, 2003

A week ago I posted a topic asking how much memory would I need to keep my mixing running smoothly with many dx plugins beeing used. I used to have 256MB and recently upgraded to 1280MB, guess what? The problem is still there. If I have all the plugins I need running together the playback will not be stable and sometimes even crash Vegas.
It seems to me that memory wasnt the problem as I see most of you have a less powerful computer and still manage to get things going.
Can you tell me what I can do to solve this? If I cant how should I mix the hole song together without this problem?

Thanx in advance for the patience to read all this mumbling, but it really annoyed me to spend lots of money in RAM without having my problem solved.

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Maniacal Genius
Since: Dec 30, 2002

Apr 16, 2003 01:37 pm

hmmm... Remind me again what your processor type and speed is. How many plugins are your trying to run at once? How many of them are reverb or delay plugs? Even with a large amount of RAM and a P4 2.4G, I run into trouble id I try to use too many verbs or delays. These type of plugs are VERY big resource hogs. To counter the problem, I put my verb and/or delay plugs on an Aux input in my DAW and then send whatever channels I want the effect on through that Aux. This helps quite a bit, but does still have its limitations. Tell me a little more about your particular problem session and I'll try to shed some more light on the subject.

Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Apr 16, 2003 04:58 pm

Yeah Reverbs and Delays and Compressors use a LOT of your system resources. Do you have any other software running, like yahoo messenger, while you are recording? make sure that you are only running the software you need.

Since: Sep 09, 2002

Apr 16, 2003 06:17 pm

also check for anti virus apps and other background operations that like to peek at the harddrive every now and then. they tend to cause dropouts and junk.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 18, 2003 09:48 pm

The other solutionis if you are happy with the settings of some of the pluggins you can apply them offline. this is however a destructive edit in Vegas, so you may want to archive original copys of the tracks b4 applying the FX. I usually apply them one track at a time and if they stink, you can undo them easier.

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