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

Julien Claassen julien at c-lab.de
Fri Feb 5 23:08:32 UTC 2010

Hello Emanuel!
   I see, that you've already got some answers, here's mine though.
   I have a 1.8GHz CPU, OK I run NO GUI at all, yet still. I play all my music 
"live". I play sessions with LinuxSampler (big pianos and all), I also record 
them that way, so the harddisk recorder is running at the same time. I used 
ZynAddSubFX's mini text-UI live, hydrogen, Fluidsynth with up to 200MB 
soundfonts and I even did a bit of csound playing live with a soprano voice 
emulation, so that's quite far from simple analogue.
   I could also do LinuxSampler with jconv running with some referb without 
problems. Admittedly, sometimes - when I had bad kernels - it wouldn't work 
that well. But now I have a 2.6.30 kernel, self-compiled, and everything is 
fine so far.
   I hope that somehow encourages you to go on. I know of others even using a 
couple of VSTIs at the same time, wiring them into Ardour and the like. So 
it's most certainly a question of kernel and settings and maybe taking a look 
at all the processes running, and which of them might be unnecessary. I've 
also seen, that my system installed a good deal of software, which I never 
needed, some of it daemons running all the time.
   Kindly and encouraginly yours

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