Reducing CPU usage using a Macbook Pro OSX core i5 2.4Ghz 4G RAM.
As I start developing my Ableton project and begin to use more samples, effects (especially with my drum rack) my CPU usage increases to a percentage of 70% and even over 100% when I press the play button. Ableton live plays the sound back in various clicking and stuttering sounds which makes it impossible for me to continue working on my projects after a certain point, as everything plays back in slow motion and my sound is competely distorted.
I'm running Ableton through a Macbook Pro OS X core i5 2.4Ghz and 4G RAM which I bought just for Ableton. I'm looking for other ways that are not Freezing and the "RAM" button as these do not work out for me due to my specific project lay outs. I have also altered the Buffer size and this still does not allow my projects to play back smoothly.
I'm almost certain that the CPU overload begins when I add more samples and effects to my drum rack but I'm not sure how exactly to solve my problem I don not use an effect rack when adding effects and I use many effects on my drum samples from EQ's to Delay's sometimes having 4 to 5 efeects on one Drumrack sample.
I was suprised when I worked with a producer which used a different DAW with a core i3 PC with 2G RAM and had even more complex projects than my own and he had no problems with his CPU usage.
If anyone experiences my problem on MAC and have resolved it please comment below, I'll appriciate it much.
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