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Omnisphere on iMac Quad Core

Post  hudsonfall on Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:23 am

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There should be no apparent issues with that rig at all, your computer spec exceeds the minimum Mac recommendation, except that you could probably do well with some additional memory if you push a project with lots of stuff going on.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

4GB or more of RAM

Dual Layer compatible DVD-ROM drive

50GB of free hard drive space

Mac Recommendations

2.4 GHz or higher processor

G5 PowerPC compatible - Intel Core2Duo or higher recommended

OSX 10.4.9 or higher

AudioUnit, VST 2.4 or RTAS capable host software

Native Universal Binary for Intel Macs

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Re: Omnisphere on iMac Quad Core

Post  Admin on Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:54 am

I apologize hudsonfall, I accidentally erased your question when I answered in edit mode, you can respost your question below so the thread makes sense.//Admin
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Running Omni using less power

Post  hudsonfall on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:18 am

Is there a way to use Omni using less CPU power? Just getting into Omni and i'm looking to use at least 10 tracks, with 2 arps and i'm worried that my imac quad is going to give up. I think i read something about this but i can't seem to find it. I'm only using presets really if that's any help.

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Re: Omnisphere on iMac Quad Core

Post  Hans Scheffler on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:45 pm

1.Try to use all the parts ina multi to minimalize the amount of RAM and CPU that Omnisphere needs.
For 10 sounds you should be able to get away with 2 instances.

2.Many of the presets in Omnisphere use a reverb effect.
You can minimize the CPU load by switching the reverbs in the patches off and use a general reverb on one of the AUX busses that all the patches in a multi can share.
Using this approach will leave the overall sound character pretty much unchanged.

3.If that isnt sufficient you can start to go into the patches and switch off things like Harmonia, ring mod or FM or try different filter types and switch off other insert effects but all of these approaches will certainly alter the sound character of the patches.

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Re: Omnisphere on iMac Quad Core

Post  hudsonfall on Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:50 am

Thank you Hans- I'm new to virtual synths though What exactly do you mean in point 1 when you talk about multi and 10 instances, 2 sounds etc??

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Re: Omnisphere on iMac Quad Core

Post  Hans Scheffler on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:14 am

When you insert Omni on a track in your daw you will have 8 parts in Omni.
Each part can have a different sound and you can control each part on a different midichannel.
For 10 sounds you would need 2 Omnispheres.
Depending on the CPU load of the patches it is a good idea to try something like 5/5 to share the load as equally as possible.
Its definetly a bad idea to open a new omni for every new patch that you want to use because the Omni interface will use a certain amount of RAM on its own so its better to share.

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Re: Omnisphere on iMac Quad Core

Post  hudsonfall on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:30 am

Thanks very much Hans I'll give that a try.

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