iPad mini performance

iPad mini performance

Postby bongpig » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Calling al Mini users. What kind of performance do you get using Cubasis. A single track paying a reasonably complex piece using Monologue will cause my iPad to stutter and skip. With nothing playing at all, the CPU bar hovvers around 20%-25%. Even using the standard sounds causes playback to stutter with only 3 or 4 tracks.

Is this normal?
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Re: iPad mini performance

Postby Audiojunkie » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:09 pm

The iPad mini is nearly the same "power-wise" as the iPad 2. There are a lot of iPad 2 articles around here and on other sites that compare power usage. Personally, I use an iPad 2 also, so what I have to say should relate very well. Honestly, a lot depends on what those 3-4 tracks are. What is your CPU/Polyphony meter telling you? If the CPU is really high, then that could explain the stuttering/skipping. If so, try freezing any tracks that are using Cubasis-native instruments. This should free a LOT of CPU resources. Also, what is your over all project latency set at? Raising that should reduce CPU overhead. Also, are there any applications running in the background that can be closed--if so, close them. Mail, Safari, etc should always be closed when working with Cubasis. Finally, often shutting down and restarting iOS will help. To do this, press and hold the power button until it brings up a red slider bar to shut off the OS. Once it shuts off, simply restart it. It will restart and then after a minute or two you should be able to start working on things again. Let us know how these things work for you. :-)
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Re: iPad mini performance

Postby crohde » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:05 am

Hi bonpig,

As we did not want to make any compromise on quality, Micrologue is a CPU-hungry instrument.
Due to the processing power of the iPad mini/iPad2 we recommend using only monophone sounds on those devices (polyphonic pad sounds need more CPU power). Also, we recommend using the Freeze function to unload tracks using Micrologue.
Best regards,

Carlos Mendoza Rohde - Product Marketing Manager Cubase & Apps
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Hamburg, Germany
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Re: iPad mini performance

Postby metallo » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:27 am

I have an ipad mini and Cubasis works well only if you don't use micrologue. That synth really kills the ipad performances.
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Re: iPad mini performance

Postby bongpig » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:25 pm

Thanks chaps.

Seems my mini is performing normally, looking at the responses. :)
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