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  • VI and the 4 GB Logic Limit

    In the numberless threads of this forum, perhaps this question has been answered...

    EXS users have long worked under the 4 GB ceiling of Logic's RAM (due to OSX, as it was told to me), even if we have 8 GB loaded. As VI is a plug-in, would OSX allot as much memory as the sum of its instances would need? Is 4 GB still the limit?

    Alternatively, could we load some AI strips as EXS instruments and load others as VI plug-ins, and get past the limit that way?

    In other words, does OSX treat memory for AU plug-ins as Logic's RAM or as a different program's RAM.

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    @Plowman said:


    In other words, does OSX treat memory for AU plug-ins as Logic's RAM or as a different program's RAM.


    AU plug-ins normally take Logic's Ram too...
    I experienced that e.g. with Ivory or with Atmosphere.
    The way, that would work, would be, if the AU plug in uses an own Engine (which is switched to logic). Absynth worked (or still works) this way.


    But i seriously hope, that ApplEmagic will work on a way to pass over the 4 GB limits.
    Because it seems to me quite absurd to produce a Quad Machine, that can handle up to 16 GB Ram, when the programs can't use it...
    (ok, Steve Jobs probably think that a Quad - User will use iTunes, iDVD, iGarage, iPhoto, and all the other fun stuff at the same time, but i think, that cannot be the reason to provide 16 GB Ram)

    So just lets hope!

    Greets:
    HTF

  • I'm also curious to know if VI's will run as efficiently, or maybe even more so, then our EXS. I love the fact that EXS is integrated into logic, and thus uses way less memory than say Kontakt, which seems to be a memory hog in comparison.

    I wonder where VI's will lie in this memory spectrum. Can any beta testers out there comment?