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Fluidsynth demanding on older cpu's?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:37 am
by invictius
Have been using synths that require an application installation, which are unreliable in my experience so I tried this. The wiki says it's cpu-demanding but how much so? Too much for one of the later single core p4's?

Re: Fluidsynth demanding on older cpu's?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 am
by Rachael
Moved to legacy discussion.

Re: Fluidsynth demanding on older cpu's?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:34 pm
by Graf Zahl
Back in the day it got heavily criticized for being a CPU hog, but I cannot seem to find any numbers. It got added long after multi-core CPUs became commonplace, though.

Re: Fluidsynth demanding on older cpu's?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:31 pm
by drfrag
I don't know but it will be clearly slower than virtualmidisynth on that machine, just compare.

Re: Fluidsynth demanding on older cpu's?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:39 pm
by Gez
Randi compared it to the other MIDI synth options that existed back then (like TiMidity) and it was sensibly slower on the single-core laptop it was tested on.