Pro Tools bugs

CPU usage spikes to 100% for no reason

The CPU usage will spike to 100% for no reason, even when nothing is playing. There are sometimes "Pro Tools ran out of CPU power" messages. This also happens with all plug-ins removed from the plug-ins folder, as well as when there is no session open and the software is simply open. Greatly increasing the buffer helps some, but this is an unacceptable solution, as it adds latency. I spoke with Avid Pro Tools support ...more »

Submitted by (@tstreetman)

Opertaing System(s) : Windows 10


18 votes


Fix Application Manager Draining System Resources

>100 Threads >250 MB RAM 30-40% CPU usage on a 2.6GHz i7 That's a pretty typical usage I'm seeing from a combination of the 'AvidApplicationManager' and 'AvidAppManHelper' processes on macOS 10.12.4, which by default are always running! Furthermore, the app manager is also causing huge slowdown on system startup, sometimes immobilizing it for up to 10 minutes. These are way more resources than any update manager should ...more »

Submitted by (@theneil)

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Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12


15 votes

Pro Tools bugs

Make faulty plugin RED after CPU error!

We've all been there... A CPU error stops playback and then the CPU meter is peaking, rendering the session unusable until we find the problem plugin(s). Usually it's ONE plugin that is malfunctioning. BUT, to find that plugin can take dozens of minutes! Is it possible to automatically colour the likely culprit(s) RED after a CPU error? This would be such a time saver for so, so many of us. Of course, we'd prefer no ...more »

Submitted by (@yvovangemert)

Opertaing System(s) : Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6


30 votes

Pro Tools features

Graphics GPU Accelerated

I think this will be less taxing to the CPU if the majority of the graphics runs off the actual GPU. Example. A lot of the plug-ins have meters, or some graphics that moves around. The bigger the session get the more taxing it is on the CPU. This will also be helpful if you have a quicktime or wmv movie in the session. GPUs are now powerful enough to work as a second or third processor. Running video and graphics off ...more »

Submitted by (@markeysemundy)


403 votes