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Thread: Sound card for 3 way front stage + sub

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    Well I'll be damned. I tried a simple in to out again....... I've tried this many many times..... cpu usage has gone from the 80's down to about 20 (bottom corner of audiomulch) and there is no distortion.

    Why is it that audiomulch says a cpu percentage and when I go oer to the task manager, it's not even taking half the hit. Like when I'm loaded up with VST's AM says 80 percent and task manager says 10%. Is there any way to assign more processing power to audiomulch?

    It seems that when I have around 60% cpu in AM I start to get pops and clicks.

    THanks again for everybody's assistance.

    EGO

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    Yup, at right around 55-60% cpu usage in audiomulch cracking is introduced. How on earth can I give more resources to audiomulch?

    I really want to process a center channel but it seems like adding a couple extra vst's will bring me up to 60% or more.....

    EGO

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    In task manager, on the processes tab, you can right-click on the audio mulch process, and set the priority to high.

    A better option is to use fewer VSTs, or try to find more efficient ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    In task manager, on the processes tab, you can right-click on the audio mulch process, and set the priority to high.

    A better option is to use fewer VSTs, or try to find more efficient ones.
    Hey there neighbor,

    I live in Lynnwood.

    Is there any way to permanently set the priority to high so that every time audiomulch is opened it is top priority?

    I'll definitely be on a search for efficient vst's then.

    Thanks,

    EGO

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    From the command line, you would do something like:

    cd \path\to\audiomulch
    start /high audiomulch.exe (or whatever the name of the .exe is)

    You could put that in a batch file, and add it to your startup group.

    Actually I live in Lynnwood as well. I just put Seattle since no one outside of this area would know where Lynnwood is. Where in Lynnwood? I'm near 164th and Manor Way.

    -- Kevin

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    I forgot to ask, did setting the priority to high help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    From the command line, you would do something like:

    cd \path\to\audiomulch
    start /high audiomulch.exe (or whatever the name of the .exe is)

    You could put that in a batch file, and add it to your startup group.

    Actually I live in Lynnwood as well. I just put Seattle since no one outside of this area would know where Lynnwood is. Where in Lynnwood? I'm near 164th and Manor Way.

    -- Kevin
    Right on man. Thanks.

    It's actually South Everett. Right near lynnwood. Kind of close to 128th and I-5. I know right where you're at. I used to live in the keeler's corner apartments. Now My wife and I have a townhome.

    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    I forgot to ask, did setting the priority to high help?
    This did absolutely nothing. Still the same performance with it high or medium.

    EGO

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    Sounds like you need a higher buffer. Find a way to boost your sample rate buffer/latency so that audiomulch doesn't overwrite it. Audiomulch must have a setting for it too if it is overiding the driver control panel.

    I suspect it might be one or two of your plugins too. Some of the linear phase EQ's really suck up resources. start with the bare minimum plugins and add one at a time, try different ones to see what hogs it down. Your PC is probably the bare minimum needed to get this functioning so you might not be able to use certain plugins. I used to have a p4m 1.6 that ran at about 50-60% useage all the time with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durwood View Post
    Sounds like you need a higher buffer. Find a way to boost your sample rate buffer/latency so that audiomulch doesn't overwrite it. Audiomulch must have a setting for it too if it is overiding the driver control panel.

    I suspect it might be one or two of your plugins too. Some of the linear phase EQ's really suck up resources. start with the bare minimum plugins and add one at a time, try different ones to see what hogs it down. Your PC is probably the bare minimum needed to get this functioning so you might not be able to use certain plugins. I used to have a p4m 1.6 that ran at about 50-60% useage all the time with this.
    Hey Durwood,

    This (higher buffer) helped tremendously. Even with the audiomulch cpu meter at 80%, there is no popping anymore.

    I just tested it this morning and it's great.

    I did have one little hiccup though, when I started my car up and winamp and audiomulch executed, there was an annoying buzz sound that was constant. Not a ground loop or anything. Once I restarted audiomulch though, it went away. I wonder if there's a way to delay the execution of audiomulch on startup???

    YEEHAW! THanks to everyone for the assistance thus far. I've had great success thanks to you all!

    EGO

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    Describe the buzz, is it like the sound glitched and and it froze (like a stuttering sound looping a small sample) or is it some type of other noise?

    Some frontends such as ride runner have the ability to pause the music and exit and restart programs on exit and resume. You can also make Autoit scripts to handle specific problems.

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