21. Optimizing Performance

In Pro Tools LE, every processing task—from the number of tracks you can record and play back at one time to the performance of RTAS plug-ins—depends on the CPU power of your computer. Thus, using the fastest computer possible is the best way to optimize your system’s performance.

But computer speed is not the only factor. The amount of RAM in your computer makes a big difference too, as does the way you allocate your system’s CPU power. Allocating CPU resources judiciously allows your system to handle audio processing tasks without interruption. This chapter offers some useful tips for enhancing your computer’s performance. We’ll show you how to manage CPU power by assigning resources where they’re needed. And we’ll ...

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