I've just bought SE, and tested it on a recent rig:
2x2.8GHz Quad core Xeon / 14Gb RAM / OSX 10.5.5 / FireFace 800 / Logic 8.0.2 / latest versions of VE and VI installed.
I can easily open 32 VIs and load them with universal matrices. But as I play each of them, I start hearing jitter when I reach the 22nd instance or so, then the sound quickly becomes inaudible.
During this process, the last CPU core rises progressively until it reaches a peak that won't go down, even if I stop playing.
The size of the samples loaded doesn't seem to make a difference.
I remember the first benches that I read about, with around 24 VIs instantiated on Pentium 4 computers, which leads me to think something's not ok...
I'm aware of the VE standalone through IAC workaround, but at the moment I can't bring the audio back into Logic once I've routed VE's outputs to IAC busses. I'd like to avoid using Soundflower if possible (any detailed info on that matter will receive a warm welcome...)Thanks for your help