I’ve described on VCV Rack’s GitHub issues here https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/1864 a strange issue I’m experiencing, and hope the community of non-developer perhaps can help too.
I am relatively new to VCV Rack and I am loving it, but even running relatively small projects it seems to have performance issues, despite my Mac being a relatively powerful one. See the video at https://youtu.be/EhYYE4TTOK4 for example and hear what happens to the audio when I activate the meter.
Switching application, say using Chrome to browse the internet, also disrupts the audio. The issue sometimes happens also while being in VCV Rack doing nothing in particular. My hypothesis is that the smallest other task starting by itself on the Mac disrupts VCV.
The only characteristic of my projects is that I like to integrate Rack with real hardware, so I have two audio cards connected and half a dozen CV and gates going in and out. However, even the Rack default basic project seems to suffer, so that must not be the problem.
Any idea? Does this happen just to me? I love Rack but before I invested more time in it I’d like to be sure I’m not going to hit a wall sometime soon when the issue becomes unmanageable. Thanks!