I have been trying to incorporate a Reaktor ensemble in Max 6. I am having a hard time keeping the CPU from going bonkers. I simplified the patch to nothing but a object. Here is what I am seeing when running the ensemble:
1) Reaktor standalone -> 30-35% CPU
2) Live 8 with Reaktor plug in -> 40%
3) Numerology 3 with Reaktor plug in-> 40%
4) Max 6 with Reaktor plug in (both VST and AU version) -> 60-65%
The sample rate in Max is set at 44,100Hz, so that can't be it. Are there any tricks to optimizing the CPU performance or is Max 6 just inefficient compared to other hosts? I am really surprised b/c I read somewhere that the object was rewritten in Max 6.
Would love to hear from other people's experiences.
BTW, I am on MacBook Pro late 2009, running OSX Lion.