[LAD] Has anyone ever played a plugin in realtime ... [related to:] hard realtime performance synth

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Thu Feb 4 18:41:26 UTC 2010

On Thursday 04 February 2010 18:50:28 Emanuel Rumpf wrote:
> Has anyone ever played a plugin in realtime ( live )...
> ...and I don't mean a one-finger melody, but a mutli-polyphonic piano
>  piece, eventually with sustain held down, which resulted in about 20 to 40
>  simultaneusly processed voices.

Yes, I have. I believe Ken Restivo, Atte Andre Jensen and many others too.

> We have dedicated hardware for graphics, why not for audio ?

There are manufacturers selling dedicated PCI-cards to do VST-plugin work and 
free your cpu of that. But whats the purpose of running some piece of (almost) 
generic software on generic platforms, when you still need specialised 

Of course you can buy dedicated audio-hardware. Its called keyboards and 
synths and mixers and effects (outboard).
But isn't it easier to have it all in software and carry it around on your 

Please give us some pointers to help you improve performance on your definitely 
un-tuned and probably mis-configured system before making our work bad in 

Have fun,

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