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)

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405 votes

Pro Tools bugs

Please fix CPU usage issue

The CPU utilization jumps to 100% for no reason, even without any tracks recorded. Please fix this. The problem happens on my system with an i9-7900X processor with 64GB RAM. This system is far more powerful than 99% of all PCs out there, yet Pro Tools will spike the CPU to 100% when low-latency is utilized. This is unacceptable. I have used Pro Tools for decades, but this is not being fixed and it is becoming ...more »

Submitted by (@tstreetman)

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31 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)

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30 votes

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)

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21 votes

Misc

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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15 votes