two shoes wrote: ↑
05 Dec 2018
EnochLight wrote: ↑
05 Dec 2018
I don't know why people keep saying this when it is simply not true.
Reason works great on multi-core (and will use as many as you throw at it). What it is NOT
optimized for is Hyperthreading, which is hit or miss (usually miss
Reason has been optimized for multi-core for at least the last 4 versions.
Watch your CPU behavior across all cores while running a large dsp heavy Reason project and I think you'll find you're mistaken on this point. DAWs in general are not very well optimized, but the most multi-core efficient of them (e.g. Reaper) are an order of magnitude better than Reason which currently tanks near the bottom if not dead last amongst the DAWs I have experience with (Live, FL Studio, Reaper, Cubase, Logic, and Reason). Not trying to upset you, but it's very true that in is current state Reason is very poorly optimized for multi-core processors compared to other major DAWs.
Oh I'm not upset - it just seems there's a lot of misinformation going around. No one is denying Reason performs poorly compared to most other DAW (when running VST). Anyone can prove this for themself - I know I can. I can get an order of magnitude more instances of most other VST in Studio One than I can Reason.
But you're conflating two different things. Suggesting Reason isn't optimized for multi-core doesn't add up. If I load up dozens upon dozens of Thors into a project playing a MIDI clip, wired into a few effects, 3 out of 4 of my cores are utilized 100% (Reason keeps 1 core free for GUI/UX stuff). That's just how it works. That does not suggest it's not "optimized"; on the contrary, it works just as it was designed to do: 1 core is always kept free so the GUI/UX remains responsive.
Reaper's performance will never be touched by any DAW, because frankly - it's pretty basic as far as DAW's go. It doesn't come with gigabytes upon gigabytes of sounds, nor does it comes with dozens upon dozens of instruments, effects, and utilities built-in to it in a proprietary format. And virtually all VST have access to your OS's graphics. Reason does it all itself for its built-in stuff.
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