Ever since version 7 was released it felt like the performance had become worse and with 7.5 it really started to upset me, so now I have done some testing over the weekend.
The test is simple:
One project, identical settings and ofcourse identical song.
The conversion was done manually, every setting copied by hand.
Inserts, fx chains, buses and ASIO settings are identical aswell.
* 1 Battery 4 with 5 outputs active
* 1 NI Massive
* 1 Tone2 Gladiator
* 1 FXpansion Amber
* 1 Albino 3
* Fabfilter EQ on every track
* 3+4 NI Solid Compressor
* 3 SIR2
* 1+2 JB Smash Pro
* 1 Cableguys Filtershaper
* 2 Sidechains with Fabfilter comp
* ASIO buffer set @ 2048 to allow for maximum processing time for both apps.
* Computer specs: Win7, 12gb RAM, 3.8ghz quad core, MAUDIO
Both screenshots were taken during playback with _only one_ app loaded to ensure maximum performance.
C7: Permanent 80% load, constantly spiking into red.
S1: Stable load at 30%, no spiking whatsoever.Could barely get it to max even after 10 L360's.
Whether this test can be called conclusive or not, I recommend everyone to do a similar test.
Ableton/Logic users would be very much appreciated