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    Icon1 FL Studio CPU management tips

    Sup' peoplez,

    I would like to use more than 2 VSTi's when (attempting :D) to produce using FL Studio 8. Say I'm using Scorpion and Gladiator, just those two bring my CPU up to roughly 80% what can I do do lower it without upgrading my PC's hardware?

    (My PC info)
    Compaq Presario 6000 (old)
    DDrSavage graphics
    480mb of RAM
    AMD Athlon(tm) 2200 1.80Ghz Processor

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    Any recommendations will be much appreciated,

    Cincy13east

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    If you have a older computer its better to get older software. As times go by they're just gonna get more powerful and less optimized for you if your computers outdated. Being a person that used to have the Persario 6000 so I know.

    Try using specific soundfonts to the instrument you want to use. Turn off some unnecessary effects in the vsts like delays or reverbs that don't fit the song already.


    Freeware plugins can be good or bad. Alot of them have poor optimizations and use more power than needed. Keep in mind that a person can make a vst that runs well for their PC but not worrying about other ppl who will be using it. With stuff from professional company's you get better benchmarks.

    Try finding ravity (S) I used it alot as my goto synth. I also like to use low cpu plugins, but I have a up to times cpu and I could use several vsts and effects already.

    Theres programs that lets you turn your sounds into audio files and turns off the vst to save cpu, called freezing. Try Ableton live for that.

    Also another big thing. If your computer just cant handle any of that consider sampling. I was more of a sampler before for the reason my PC just couldnt handle everything.

    Last but not least I know you said without upgrading but when you get the chance to upgrade take it. That's not a good thing that you cant work up to full potential because lack of computer.

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Thankx for your recommendations,

    I'm tight on $$$ right now and I don't really have the know how to install RAM, so I'm just trying to get what I can out of it. The Vsti's don't take up my PC's CPU jus my FL studio's.

    I'll try an older version, i heard FL 6 was good for CPU.

    Cincy13east

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    just buy some memory
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    well with shitty ram like that its hard to even run ONE of the good big vsts like Nexus and shit but i do have one little tricc for u

    once u kno ur gon want the sound u want and like the melody how it is and all that shit..export that one tracc as a mp3 or wav then reload it bacc into the fl project file and delete the vst version and it will sound just like it with no memory usage ;) lol. Also wen u do it drag the last sound out just a TEEEEENY bit past the point where its originally supposed to loop (like makin a 4 beat loop actually 5 beats) so it has room to expand and then it wont sound like a damn cutoff sample/loop and add reverb. Then repeat as necessary. Do this for all the vsts if u want and by the way this also makes ur project load faster.
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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    good shit youngkidd,

    Hard part is gettin' to that finished sound your wantin' without jumpin around and test different shit , but I get'a'wut'cha sayin.

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Quote Originally Posted by RePeat View Post
    just buy some memory

    "Without hardware"

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Just Piano Roll All Your Sounds..
    Then Render/Split Mixer Tracks..
    That Brings Down The Cpu/Ram Loading..
    Soo Theres No Poppin Noises And What Not..

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Quote Originally Posted by MattB. View Post
    Just Piano Roll All Your Sounds..
    Then Render/Split Mixer Tracks..
    That Brings Down The Cpu/Ram Loading..
    Soo Theres No Poppin Noises And What Not..
    i dont think this will help....juss the part of multiple vsts being open, sometimes even just ONE, causes that
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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Yeah..
    To Reduce The Cpu And All That A Lil..
    Do All Your Piano Rollin First..
    Assign Them To Their Own Mixer..
    When You Render..
    Do It As Wav Format..
    Turn On Split Mixer Tracks..
    Then Choose Make A New Folder Or Where ever
    Render It To Your Folder..
    Import It Onto The Fl Browser..
    Then Just Drag Em Into The Playlist Sequencer..
    So You Dont Need To Open All Those Vsts..

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    Yea do what young kidd said it works i use to do the same thing when i had a shitty cpu

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    try using send tracks in the mixer instead of putting effects on each individual track. this can help somewhat with cpu-intensive effects.
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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Thanks 4 all ur replies,
    Are there any general settings I should change, Like smooth scrolling or PC settings? Maybe a ProcessTamer?

    Cincy13east

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    Default Re: FL Studio CPU management tips--

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy13east View Post
    Thanks 4 all ur replies,
    Are there any general settings I should change, Like smooth scrolling or PC settings? Maybe a ProcessTamer?

    Cincy13east

    In FL open up the Options and then go to settings. Theres that slider move it to the right it dosent load everything as fast so it dosent mess everything up. left well the opposite. Im always changing mine cause I always use new vsts with my old ones and i don't have the best computer.

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    i use alot of vst i well the goods ones all the time n i be laggin alot to but i manage btw i got onlie 512 of ram lol

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