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  • VEPro5/VIPro2/MIR Pro memory handling OS X

    I'm building a large template with VEPro 5, VIPro 2 and MIR Pro in one instance. Even if all cells are inactive more than 7 GBs of RAM is occupied. Seems a lot to me, considering Vienna Instruments Pro 2 introduced the feature of cell disabling to save memory.


  • I have upgrade to 32 GB to handle my 97 x VI 2 + 3 x audio input [:'(]

    Did you set each VI to OFF (horizontal mixer)


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic --- Studio equipped in Dolby Atmos 7.1.2
  • Thanks Cyril.

    At the moment I have 93 channels = almost 12 GB RAM. All cells disabled and all VIs set to off in the horizontal mixer. Saved the project and reloaded it, came down to 9GB. What's taking up so much memory? If it's supposed to work this way, I guess it isn't enough to disable cells. I'm gonna try creating channel sets to load when needed.

    By the way, is there a way to set all selected channels to off simultaneously? (Or add/remove inserts/FX and sends etc)


  • Do you have your samples on a ssd or on a raid 0 ? if yes in VI 2 you can reduce the preload buffer size in Directory manager

    I have noticed a very strange thing, if I have my VE PRO serveur on it's own on a slave it is taking much less memory compared of having Logic and my VE PRO SERVER on my 12 core

    By the way, is there a way to set all selected channels to off simultaneously? (Or add/remove inserts/FX and sends etc)

    This is one point I have put in VE pro improvements http://community.vsl.co.at/forums/p/31321/199456.aspx#199456

    there are 2 solution to do multiple changes

    1) you can copy a parameter,

    2) you shift change the value of the parameter (works for port .... does not work for volume .. )


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic --- Studio equipped in Dolby Atmos 7.1.2
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    @Another User said:

    2) you shift change the value of the parameter (works for port .... does not work for volume .. )

    I noticed it works for ports, also with the alt key to set every selected channel to the next port.


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    @Cyril said:

    Do you have your samples on a ssd or on a raid 0 ? if yes in VI 2 you can reduce the preload buffer size in Directory manager

    No, not yet, but I'll try the preload buffer settings anyway. Seems weird though, that disabled cells would load anything into the preload buffer?

    Normally it is not wise to change the pre-load buffer size if you do not have your samples on a ssd or on a raid 0 of HD or of ssd i.e. you need disks that are faster than normal !!

    Otherwise you will have clicks !


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic --- Studio equipped in Dolby Atmos 7.1.2
  • Thanks, Cyril.

    Found out that every new channel/instrument uses quite a bit of memory.

    Cells that are disabled does, too!

    What doesn't seem to influence memory usage is the channel on/off status in the horizontal mixer. Maybe you can take some load off the CPU that way?

    Regarding multi channel operations: just learned that holding alt (Mac) toggles all selected hide, solo and mute buttons (but not channel on/off).