July 05, 2022, 11:45:59 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email

Arturia Forums

Author Topic: CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU  (Read 331 times)


  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 0
« on: April 18, 2022, 09:43:40 pm »
Really struggling with CPU here as others seem to be. Nothing slow about my computer. Not shy of RAM. Can't hold down more than three notes at a time, especially on the first patch presented by the plugin (presumably to show off it's capabilities!)

I really don't think it's just a problem with the animations...

Thankfully it was free - I would be seriously disapopointed if I'd paid for this.

What I can hear before things go south is fantastic!


  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 0
    • my soundcloud
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 07:42:22 pm »
Same issue. Version has a severe CPU problem. :(

Augmented Strings show a 15% CPU usage at rest with most of the patches. (Running in standalone mode, not inside a DAW)
When playing it goes up to 40% an more!. Sounds are distorted.
It get worse when playing more than 2 notes (polyphony)

I compared to others instruments from my V Collection.
Any other V collection instrument shows only a 1% CPU usage at rest, and no more than 16% when playing.
I don't have any problem playing any of my V Collection instruments

Conclusion: Augmented Strings is a cool virtual instrument, but needs a quick fix.


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: 0
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 08:01:50 am »
I was wondering if anybody else had my issues with Augmented Strings. It is an already gorgeous and very promising instrument, but given that its installation size is quite moderate, it is likely that under the hood there is a lot of technically innovative and CPU-intensive calculations going on. I struggle to keep the performance in tidy shape, without cracklings and dropouts, on my fully spec'd brand-new laptop. I will have a look at the CPU/SSD usage rates, but I guess that, since AS runs rather fluently on my desktop Mac (although I haven't had the chance to test it within a multi-instrument DAW project), this is not exactly the kind of virtual instruments you can rely on for mobile composition, because of the occasional CPU frequency throttling that is a known limitation of portable devices. This said, I surmise (and hope) that some future optimisation of code might result in better computational performance overall.


Carbonate design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2019, Simple Machines