Improved CPU Metering in Live 11

  • Live Version: 11
  • Operating System: All

CPU Metering in Live 11

Live now includes per track CPU load metering as well as an improved overall CPU Load Meter, helping you to more accurately gauge and respond to CPU activity while using Live.  

Note: You may find that the CPU load meter is more active in Live 11 when using the "Current" setting compared to Live 10. This is expected as the meter is now capable of measuring and displaying the total current CPU usage. The CPU meter in Live 10 is only capable of measuring the average CPU, which results in the meter fluctuating less frequently.

The CPU Overload indicator combines the "Average" and the "Current" CPU usage to provide a precise gauge of the CPU consumption in a Set. This means that while using "Average" setting the CPU Overload Indicator may become illuminated even though the meter does not appear to reach 100%. In cases like this, it is likely that the "Current" setting has experienced a temporary overload while the "Average" CPU consumption is below the overload threshold.

If you no longer wish to see the CPU Overload Indicator, you can simply select the meter in the top right corner and disable the option labeled: "CPU Overload Indication".

Please note that the first time you start Live 11, other processes such as the indexing of Browser items might be ongoing in the background and these processes will use resources like CPU, Disk and RAM to complete. Hence, it is expected users may see an increased CPU usage in the CPU meter when this is happening. 

You can monitor background processes In the Activity Monitor of MacOS or the Task Manager of Windows.

Per Track CPU Load Meters

Per track CPU meters help you gain a better overview of the amount of CPU each track your Live Set is currently using. This feature is useful in both the studio and in live environments, providing you deeper oversight on which elements can be adjusted for optimal performance.  

Where is the Per Track CPU Load Meter?  

You can view the CPU meter on the bottom of any MIDI or audio track in Session View.  


How do I enable Per Track CPU Load Meters?  

To enable this function, navigate to the Show/Hide CPU Load Meter Section on the right side of Live’s Session View and select the “C” icon.  

Improved overall CPU Load Meter

The improved CPU Load Meter now displays the current (total) CPU usage as well as the average CPU usage. 

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