Nuendo & Pulsar

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Dani Soliva, May 23, 2001.

  1. Dani Soliva

    Dani Soliva Guest


    I´m working with Nuendo v1.5 & Pulsar (plus 6 DSP board).

    My computer: AMD K7 1.2 GHz, 512 Mbytes RAM, 2 Hard Drives (20 & 40 Gbytes 7200 rpm), Matrox DualHead with 2 monitor outs and...
    Windows 98 (puag. Why? There are NOT drivers for pulsar for win 2k).

    Why is my system SO slow when I am working with Nuendo? (8 or 9 stereo tracks, only 2 Aux realtime effects, and no insert effects)

    Is there any way to Limit the system resources assigned to Nuendo?

    Even when I am working with Nuendo any movement of the windows is Very Very Slow.

    Is Nuendo a resources hungry software?

    I think that if with my system is not far enough, what kind of Plutonian or Radiactive machine I need?.

    Does anybody have the answer? Thanks

    Peace, Love and Music for Everybody! :)
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well..couple of things needed for information before I can truly tell you what is going on..Nuendo shouldnt be that bogged down..
    First..are you on Win98SE or FE?(Second vs First Edition)
    What are your IRQ listings?
    Do you have DMA turned on for both drives?
    What is you hard drive config? Are the two drives on one IDE cable? If so change that..put main drive on primary IDE and audio drive on Secondary IDE.
    Do you have Auto inser notification turned off for your CDROM(s)?
    Disabled everything in the startup?
    If you have done all of these things and made sure no IRQ conflicts are happening I am wondering if you have a chipset issue..what chipset do you have with that oh so wonderful AMD? Via chipsets are buggy for audio hardware and should really be avoided at all costs.
    Give me the info I requested an I'll try and help ya out the best I can
  3. zlatko

    zlatko Guest

    agree with previous post, I need some more
    facts about your system (motherboard,other
    cards,CD-rom etc). Nuendo&Pulsar combination
    is very stable e.g. Windows 98SE(audio cleaned) ASUS MB AV7 133 with VIA chip KT133a!!! ATHLON 900 MHz over 120 audio
    tracks or 11 ThruVerb's or over 90 voices of
    PPG Wave. Your system must be cofigurated.

  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Agaton..just a word of caution with the Via Kt133 has a data damager bug that is causing serious file damage to data being transfered from one drive to another!! You might want to check in on Viatech's homepage to see if they have a fix for it soon!! Just thought I'd pass that info on to you!! Also, welcome back to the forum..havent seen you around so I've been trying to help out as much as possible!!
  5. zlatko

    zlatko Guest

    Thanks Opus !!!

    I Have no problems with Hard's and
    Via KT133a (v.1.430).
    Both of my disks:
    -Quantum Fireball ATA66 (system)
    -Seagate Baracuda ATA66 (audio)
    are on Promise ATA controler from
    ASUS MB A7V 133. All OK.
    It is a litle bit mystery about VIA Chip
    and audio cards. When all other components
    in computer are first class than is no problem with Via Chip.
    E.g. the best testing method for coputer chip is Waves ThruVerb. I have both: an
    ASUS P3BF with P III 900 and ASUS AV7 133 with ATHLON 900. On BX 440 Chip (P3) I have
    maximum 10 ThruVerb's and one mono audio track and on Via KT 133a (Athlon) 11 ThruVerbs and one stereo track, without
    clicks. Both systems same configuration,
    with Pulsar audio card on 25ms latency and
    24bit ASIO.

  6. Dani Soliva

    Dani Soliva Guest

    More datas about my system:

    - Win98 SE.
    - IRQ: no conflicts.
    - Hard Disks DMA: Turned on.
    - Hard Disks: Independient IDE cables.
    - Nothing in Startup.
    - Asus Board.
    - Nuendo version: 1.5 multilingual.

    Another Strange thing: I've just installed Cakewalk Pro Audio v. 9.00 and... Surprise!
    Pulsar works really, really fast. Latency is very slow. It´s practically Real Time.

    MIDI works fantastic (it´s not strange in Cakewalk)

    Audio Quality is really good and Clear.

    A conclusion: My favorite ever Audio-Midi sequencer was Cakewalk. I think I will return to the program that has been always near me from the remote times of MS-DOS and no windows was sight in my computer.

    Long life to Cakewalk! and... God save SONAR.
    Fantastic! (I´ll tell you i´ve just started with it)

    Thank you very very much to all of you who have answered me.

    Le´t see if I can make work (fast) the combination Nuendo+Pulsar

    Everything I get you´ll get. Thank you

    Peace, Love & Music for everybody!

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