Sorry for not being too technical. Just a simple question, if I want too reduce the fan working on my iMac (late 2015) when using VCV, does it help if I use 4 threads and check the Real Time Priority. I feel there’s more fan going on with version 1. Is there a way to reduce that somewhat!?
There’s never any fan issues when I work in daws, Reaktor or Arturia’s Easel. With plenty of stuff going on…
It’s not like I hate the fan but sometimes my fan goes on when I just open the vcv browser with nothing putted in. Seems weird.
I’m not a developer myself but I feel like your issue has to do with graphics rather than sound.
Opening the plugin browser window means that lots of stuff needs to be rendered on screen, and this may put a heavier load on the graphics card.
Is it also possible that in general, VCV Rack demands more graphical resources compared to the applications you mentioned.
Be sure to carefully read this, and try the workarounds explained there (example: set a lower framerate) if you haven’t already:
another link - maybe more useful for non-Mac users:
Hey this is interesting. Since going to v1.0 my 3.5GHz i5 6-core 32Gb Ram MacPro is struggling. I used to be able to run VCV 0.6, OBS and Ableton all at the same time with no problems but since installing v1.0 I cannot without serious audio and full digital dropout in OBS. Never thought of the graphics as the culprit will look at that. Any other advise would be most welcome. Thanks for this going to look at that .json file.
yeah, about to test to drop frame rate now. i also have a powerhorse iMac, my fan spins even when i open the browser and has nothing in it. I also use OBS. btw. my fan does not spin as crazy as on a macbook. I would NEVER use VCV on macbook… that’s the worst idea ever, unless you looking to cook food on the macbook.
I don’t think that’s exactly the case.
If you think it is, please open a bug report, since the current choice of framerate impacts heavily on performances. Or please share here a link that corroborates what you say, so that someone else could report it as a bug.
Not a VCV thing, I just mean in general. Once you cross the threshold from what we perceive as a stuttering series of individual images to seamless motion (or a motion picture if you will) you don’t get, like, more perception of motion.