Weird CPU overload moments
I am running Ableton 9.5 Suite on a brand new MacBook Pro 13 Retina, running El Capitan, with a 3.1 Gig processor, 16G of RAM, 370 Gig of free storage. Multicore support is ON. Buffer size is currently 256 samples (used to be 1024 samples; same issue).
My laptop is connected to a 27" Apple Display. I have a Push 2 and universal audio Apollo Twin plugged in using Thunderbird (Apolla) and USB (Push 2).
I'm working on a pretty simple song, that right now just has the following active tracks:
- 4 drum tracks
- a lead guitar
- a second guitar
The guitar is doubled up. There's a chain or two. I'm using a few UAD plugins.
As I move around in my track, there are really weird processing spikes / delays that make it really hard for us to edit the track in real time.
I have uploaded three YouTube videos to illustrate the problem:
My friend who is helping me with the track teaching Ableton courses and is an experienced producer can't figure out why this is happening. He has a slower MacBook, and is used to working on more complex recordings with more effects and plugins, and says this should NOT be happening.
Any suggestion for what's going on?
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