Ivory II Piano Overload?
Dec 4th, 2011, 11:58
I'm consistently having a problem when building a concert with more than two Ivory II piano patches in Mainstage 2 (version 2.1.3). If I put three or more Ivory piano patches (these are separate patches with different features like synth layer or transpose), then invariably the program will fail during performance. The CPU meter goes full scale, turns red, and only a few notes make it out to the sound board, and they are very late. Very bad situation in church setting. For now, I'm dealing with it by using Ivory II only where I need it, but would like to solve the issue. My computer is a brand new Macbook Pro with 4 gigs of memory and fastest processor (2.7 GHz I7). Nothing else is on this computer, not even email. It is dedicated to Mainstage for performance. Is Ivory II piano's just too big for Mainstage in performance mode? I know it takes a very long time to load a concert that has even one Ivory II piano. Thanks, Mike