First off, I am not the most proficient of Max programmers, so please take it easy on me.
I have a fairly large patch (~100MB). It is not doing any audio at all, just simple midi and some OSC handling. When checking the performance of the patch, to my surprise I discovered that it uses a significant amount of RAM >~750MB physical and >1GB virtual!!!
I contacted support about this and they told me that removing any graphical interface objects (sliders, etc), would help. I have gone ahead and removed most of the slider and buttons, but still, RAM usage only dropped ~30MB.
Do you guys find that with large projects, Max uses a lot of RAM? Do you have any advice for improving performance? Are there any particular objects which I should avoid? What techniques help with RAM management?
Thanks in advance.