About Core Overload Messages

While I was on vacation, support.apple.com published a new article on July 18th. It covers Core Audio Overload messages, and the article explains what this message means and some strategies to help avoid it. In the Workflow Strategies section, two tips caught my eye:

  • Avoid having a Software Instrument track selected in the Arrange. When a Software Instrument track is highlighted, Logic must devote enough CPU resources to insure that anything you might play live into the track can be processed. When you are mixing, try to keep an Audio or classic MIDI track highlighted as you work. Only select a Software Instrument track at times when you are actually working with that particular track.
  • Limit the voices used by Software Instruments. Many of Logic’s Software Instruments offer control over the maximum number of voices available per instance of the instrument. Reducing the number of voices can reduce the CPU load. For example, if you have a Sculpture track that never plays more than two simultaneous notes, then you could reduce the number of voices to two, saving some CPU power for other tasks.

Read the full article here.

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