I have just installed the demo(again) and want to call up a basic syn-string (two SAWs detuned..., perhaps a little phaser) patch and see if my CPU can handle playing chors with it or if Karma is too heavy to be my "allaround" synth VST.
Anybody got a patch I can test with?
First, sorry for the slow reply.
I've compiled a zip with 6 string patches as fxp. Most of them are variations of string found in the pad bank. I've just bumped up polyphony.
Some of them are more heavy on cpu than others. If this is what you are after, please give them a try.
Now I know the load on the ASIO and I know string sound can be made with KarmaFX. They tax CPU quite a bit, but quite as evil as I expected.
I like the interface of KarmaFX a lot, maybe that will convince me.
youll experience pausing or stuttering at 100% and above
check that the asio buffer is adequate
Glad you like the sounds (and the interface!)
Sounds weird with the crackling noise
MadGonzo's point is correct ...please check the asio buffer isn't set too low.
What system do you have?
I think string6 was one the more crazy patches(?) Since the synth uses slightly more CPU when the GUI is open, perhaps the crackling noise was because of that? If you want to test if this is the case, try to free some resources by lower polyphony in the Notepitch module.
What is a good buffer size for the Asio? Have tried out demos of a lot of other VST and note experienced this crackling before.
I changed the patch to make the crackling go away and I hade to remove the delay, reverb and one VCO.
My system is old winXP, Intel QuadCore 2,4Ghz, 2gigs of ram and standard harddrives. Also using Cubase 5 at the default settings(just installed and changed nothing) with an RME hammerfall soundcard connected via adat to FocusriteOctopreMK2.
Well, your system looks fine!
I have about the same specs, although only dual core, and I can run all the string patches, say playing a 3 note chord, without any problem.
To make sure it's not a CPU resource problem, try to turn on the CPU meter in cubase and monitor it, making sure that it doesn't go into the red.
You can also try running the patch without polyphony (mono), to test if the crackling still happens (you change polyphony on the notepitch module)