[ardour-users] Ardour not using available memory?

Scott Helmke scott at scotthelmke.com
Thu Apr 29 07:05:17 PDT 2004

Thanks to CCRMA I've finally gotten Ardour somewhat usable, but with some 
frustrating limitations.  And still xruns, oy vey...

Anyway, I suspect things would improve a lot if I could:
1.  Lower CPU usage.  It's an Athlon 2600 or thereabouts, and with about 10 
tracks recorded, 4 actually playing back, and a very few plugins (simple 
compressor on 2-3 tracks, single parametric on 2 tracks, and Gverb on one 
track) the CPU load is around 50%.
2.  Increase memory actually used.  I've got a full Gb, but top shows only 
about half actually being used.  Ardour uses around 150Mb, and shows a lot 
of disk activity even when I just jump back to the start of the song after a 
playback.  It's definitely getting stuff back off disk even in playback.


P.S. Audio card is Delta-44, and I'm recording at 44.1/16.
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