High CPU load on one core when using multi-core machines

  • Live Versions: 6 - 9
  • Operating System: All

Live uses one CPU core to process a single track or signal path. This means that a set with only one track could result in high CPU load if the track contains several CPU-hungry plug-ins.

Sending audio signals from one core to another could cause delays to the audio signal, resulting in dropouts or audio artefacts. If you need to reduce the CPU load in Live, read our recommendations here.

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