[ardour-users] disk to slow when running plugins

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 14:13:44 PST 2006

Hi Peter,
   I guess this seems sort of obvious, but have you looked at CPU
usage when you are running all these tracks and all your plugins? Look
at CPU usage in ajackctl or just open a terminal and run top. What do
you see?

   I suspect that you're running out of CPU.

- Mark

On 3/30/06, Peter Hagen <peter at wingsofdeath.nu> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm running Ardour 0.99.2 with jackd 0.100.7. I have a session in which
> i embedded all my tracks. It is 8 songs, with the first 2 contain 24
> tracks and the other have 15 (need to import the rest). I started to
> place some busses with plugins for creating a mix (Tap EQ and Limiter).
> Now when i start playing a little before the end of the second song,
> Ardour will stotter, then stop and gives me this message "The disk
> system on your computer was not able to keep up with Ardour.
> Specifically, it failed to read data from disk quickly enough to keep up
> with playback.". But, if i deactivate all the plugins, it just keeps on
> playing. Are there any known issues with the plugins? and is there some
> way I can prevent this from happening, with using the plugins?
> thanx
> Peter
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