Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Ensembles High CPU Usuage

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33 posts since 7 Aug, 2014

Post Tue May 01, 2018 11:02 am

I didn't know about the high CPU usage of Virtuoso Ensembles before my purchase. The manual says, "...this one is unbelievably only 2.55GB
total! The whole idea was to be able to get a really amazing sound with a
very low memory load and a small CPU hit
." I really like the idea of its multis with layered patches, but playing just a few notes will spike the CPU and it would cause pops and crackling noises. I hope there will be an update.

Also, I wonder other libraries such as Diamond Symphony Orchestra have the same issue. I am thinking of buying Diamond Symphony Orchestra while it is on sale but only if I know for sure that it doesn't have the same CPU issue.

21 posts since 30 Aug, 2014

Re: Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Ensembles High CPU Usuage

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:17 am

Hello krreed,

I experimented the same problem yesterday. Have you found a solution ?
In the setting parameters of Kontakt, about the "engine" (if I remember well), you have the possibility to use all the cores of your processor;: I think this option is disabled by default. By lack of time, I didn't go further especially as there was a warning message saying that if this function is enabled, that might be cause dysfunction (??)

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2324 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from skelmersdale, west lancs, uk

Re: Kirk Hunter Virtuoso Ensembles High CPU Usuage

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:11 am

great deal going on this package for the next 2 weeks.


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