I just bought Spitfire Audio's new BBC Symphony Orchestra on the SSD and it sounds great ( :D ) However, I'm having trouble running anything more than 5 instruments. The minimum recommended specs are Mac OS X 10.10, 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM. And the recommended are: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM.
My iMac is a 2011 MacOS Sierra 10.12: 3.4Ghz i7 (quad core), 16GB RAMM. However, after loading up a standard orchestral template in Cubase 10 (almost full orchestra (126.96.36.199/1+188.8.131.52/strings) with legato patches + 1 timp & tubular bells) and trying to stream it the computer fails to handle that and uses anywhere 120% - 350% of CPU. I contacted the website customer support and from there we reduced the stream buffer by half as well as the preload buffer by half. The buffer size in Cubase 10 is 216. However despite all this I am still struggling to have all midi channels stream the midi and without any notes cutting out or latency. I did submit a request on the support page but alas, no-one has got back to me? My concern is that my hardware simply can't run it despite the recommendations saying that it can.
Anyone here have any advice for me? Would be most appreciated as I'm getting down on the fact that I can't use this beautiful orchestra.
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