Before my question: I did search the forums, and tried the suggestion to set the performance to highest (rather than automatic) (i’m on a mac)
I downloaded some entries from the mutant-break contest, and when listening (polderave in particular) - my computer was bogging down, w/ obvious clipping/distortion/general-mangling of the sequence during playback.
The best way to describe it? When you stretch a sample waaaaay out and you can hear the separation and space/noise between snippets, plus distortion and clipping. At first i wasn’t sure if this was actually how the song sounded , or whether it was my comp. when i adjusted the energy saver settings from automatic to highest, it got a lot better, but the heaviest processed parts of the song still did this
-fussing with the latency settings
-played with what was displayed during playback (i.e. patterns vs. mixer, etc.)
-tried fullscreen vs. windowed
I’m running this on a 1.33Ghz ibook g4 with 1.5 GB of RAM (OS 10.4.11), plenty of HD space, but no outboard gear, and using the stock apple sound drivers to listen
I’m fascinated by renoise and am/was/still-am considering a purchase, but was a little worried about the performance, esp since the computer I’d use it more on, is an old g4 tower from 2000 (upped to 1.4 Ghz, 1.25GB RAM)…my understanding was the CPU overhead was pretty low, so I’m sure there’s something else i can do to optimize performance, but need to figure it out before i plunk down the $80.
any help would be appreciated