vst~ Pluggos - parameters view eating CPU


    Mar 24 2006 | 1:09 am
    Couldn't tell if this is an issue introduced with the 'Plugins dot 4
    maintenance release. But I've just found out that VST Pluggo Plugins,
    inside MaxMSP patches, are eating up my CPU when the 'Parameters view'
    is active. The Activity Monitor shows a drastic increase in CPU usage,
    when 'Parameters' view is open. 'Interface' view doesn't show this
    behavior. This is true for homemade Pluggos as well as plugins from
    Pluggo Junior.
    I've made some screenshots that illustrates the issue:
    System:
    PowerBook 1.33 Ghz
    OS X 10.4.5
    MaxMSP 4.5.7
    Pluggo JR 3.5.4
    /J

    • Mar 24 2006 | 1:15 am
      (Sending this again since the links didn't show up in the forum with the
      first mail)
      Couldn't tell if this is an issue introduced with the 'Plugins dot 4
      maintenance release. But I've just found out that VST Pluggo Plugins,
      inside MaxMSP patches, are eating up my CPU when the 'Parameters view'
      is active. The Activity Monitor shows a drastic increase in CPU usage,
      when 'Parameters' view is open. 'Interface' view doesn't show this
      behavior. This is true for homemade Pluggos as well as plugins from
      Pluggo Junior.
      I've made some screenshots that illustrates the issue:
      http://sonicescape.net/1_no_view.png
      http://sonicescape.net/2_interface_view.png
      System:
      PowerBook 1.33 Ghz
      OS X 10.4.5
      MaxMSP 4.5.7
      Pluggo JR 3.5.4
      /J
    • Mar 24 2006 | 2:26 am
      Thanks for taking the time with the screenshots.
      This is pretty interesting. There are loads of things we could look at to improve the performance of plugin display windows - and I can assure you they are being considered. Please don't expect a quick fix though. I'm sure you are aware that keeping the UI window closed is much cheaper.
      Cheers
      Andrew
    • Mar 24 2006 | 8:43 am
      same here
      This also happen for me within the DAW host (DP in my case).
      DP's CPU window show no variation, but the osx monitor does show an important one, and this is not slight actually !
      And it seems clutter down the already slow DP...
      Would that be better with the mach-o pluggo ?
      Thanks in advance
      Salvator
    • Mar 24 2006 | 4:38 pm
      Is the parameter view a java script UI?
      That mioght increase the CPU usage.
    • Mar 24 2006 | 5:52 pm
      >Is the parameter view a java script UI?
      >That mioght increase the CPU usage.
      I don't think so. As far as I can tell this Parameters view have been
      around since long before any JavaScript was possible in Max.
      Correct me if i'm wrong!
      /J