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#2485360 - 13 minutes 43 seconds ago Audio dropouts... Ok but, who is guilty in my system?
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Registered: 01/11/14
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I try to play Galaxy Vintage D on my system:

OS: Windows 7
Soundcard: usb Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
Pc processor: Intel Core i5-460M (2.53 GHz / 2.8 GHz - Cache 3 Mo)
RAM: 4Gb, PC3-8500 - DDR3 1066 MHz
Hard disk: Serial ATA, 5400 RPM

My soundcard's driver is set at 2ms buffer. I need this low value because I want a maximum connection with the sound. It is a requirement for me.

So, it runs ok but I have some dropouts (every 5-10 minutes).

Now, what do you think is the cause of theses dropouts on my system?
I am ready to replace the HDD for an SSD, and I can replace the RAM to put 8Gb instead of 4Gb. I can not act on the processor.

But is there a way, a test, a procedure... to confirm a HDD or RAM problem and/or to exclude a processor or soundcard problem?
Do you think that an SSD and more RAM will resolve my problem with same processor and buffer setting?

Thanks in advance for your opinions.


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#2485364 - 1 minute 3 seconds ago Re: Audio dropouts... Ok but, who is guilty in my system? [Re: stamkorg]
Frédéric L Online   content
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Registered: 10/29/13
Posts: 307
Loc: France
I have Galaxy Vintage D, but use it at 3ms latency. (According to the DAW I use).

Kontakt report a 197Mb usage of memory, then I don't think the available memory is a problem.

You will find some hints here : https://www.native-instruments.com/fr/su...e-of-kontakt-5/

One of the hints is the use of a fast hard drive. (5400rpms is quite low)... But is you use it on USB, I am not sure it would help.
Yamaha CLP150, Ivory II (American Concert D, Italian, 3 grand pianos, 4 uprights), Truekeys, Pianoteq


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