Anyone finding Reaper 6 a bit sluggish?

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Anyone finding Reaper 6 a bit sluggish?

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As above. Thought I'd try it out to see what I was missing. I'm on Mojave, on a MacBook Pro, a setup which has worked fine with previous versions. But the v6 is glitching a lot — graphically, with as much as a second pause to catch up with mouse movements making it almost unusable. Equally interested in experiences on Win or other Mac OS, hence posting here...
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I've been running 6.29 on Win 10 without any obvious problems (and definitely no sluggishness) for a while, and am just downloading 6.36 now...
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I always update as and when any notifications come in, so am currently on 6.36 on Windows 7.

No slowdowns noticed at all, and I'm using Reaper on a daily basis.

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Same as Martin Walker here.
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Another 6.36 on Windows user here with no problems. Don't recall any glitching with the earlier versions of 6 either.
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I upgraded to 6.36 a few days ago (from 6.29) a few days ago and haven't noticed any issues. However, I've noticed in the past that it can get very slow if you are using a few convolution reverbs at high sample rates with large multitrack sessions of 24 tracks or more.
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James Perrett wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:43 am However, I've noticed in the past that it can get very slow if you are using a few convolution reverbs at high sample rates with large multitrack sessions of 24 tracks or more.

...compared to doing the same with other DAWs using the same machine?
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AA plugs Matt or general sluggishness?
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Zukan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:32 am AA plugs Matt or general sluggishness?

^^^^^

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Thanks guys and gals. Latest version of Reaper. No AA or convo plugins. Only four audio tracks in the session. Could be plug-in related, though I've installed nothing new and the session was created and working fine in the latest v5. If/when I figure it out I'll report back but obvs don't want to name/shame plug-ins here if they're not at fault!
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Re: Anyone finding Reaper 6 a bit sluggish?

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BWC wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:08 am
James Perrett wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:43 am However, I've noticed in the past that it can get very slow if you are using a few convolution reverbs at high sample rates with large multitrack sessions of 24 tracks or more.

...compared to doing the same with other DAWs using the same machine?

I expect other DAWs would be as bad or worse. It was surprising how much difference doubling the sampling rate made.
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Re: Anyone finding Reaper 6 a bit sluggish?

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James Perrett wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:29 pm
BWC wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:08 am
James Perrett wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:43 am However, I've noticed in the past that it can get very slow if you are using a few convolution reverbs at high sample rates with large multitrack sessions of 24 tracks or more.

...compared to doing the same with other DAWs using the same machine?

I expect other DAWs would be as bad or worse.


OK, I'd be disappointed to hear of Reaper under-performing with such things, relative to the others, as I'm generally so impressed with Reaper's capabilities.

James Perrett wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:43 am It was surprising how much difference doubling the sampling rate made.


Makes sense, that's a lot of extra work for the old central calculator.
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