johnny h wrote: I think comparing Logic's Mac performance to Cubase/Cakewalk/etc's PC performance can help people make the right decision.
I have covered this numerous times in my other dedicated threads covering DAWbench DSP/VI , firstly my main focus is on testing the cross platform Hosts first and foremost , Logic and Sonar being platform specific are less of a priority for that very reason.
The Logic subject keeps coming up because it is the only Host on OSX that has any chance of giving comparable performance to say Cubase/Reaper on Windows , but Logic in itself is very difficult to do a head to head comparative with using my methodologies because it uses a Hybrid playback engine where despite the input latency setting, playback is always a lot higher - 1024 at default. What that means is what ever buffer setting, the results are the same on my tests - well at least the DAWbench DSP , I haven't ported DAWbench VI as yet.
I may get around to porting the tests across eventually, but to be honest the Logic community is not one that I have ever felt warmed by , so the incentive is pretty low.
Re Sonar, my interest waned a few years back after the numerous encounters with development over the reported issues with an inbalance in thread/core loadings that was repeatedly dismissed by development as a non event. As its still an issue to this day which can compromise the available resources when running at lower latencies, my apathy level is in line with numerous power users that I had worked with in the past, in short , couldn't care less about Sonar.. :-)
For those wondering why I haven't also done an OSX Audio interface performance comparative , well that was the original plan until I discovered we we comparing Apples to Peaches..
Windows 7 x64 Pro / OSX 10.62
Presonus Firestudio Mobile : Driver 3.5.2 :
032 : I/O - Win7 - N/A : OSX 10.6.2 - 4.807/4.807
064 : I/O - Win7 - 1.905/3.900 : OSX 10.6.2 - 5.533/5.533
128 : I/O - Win7 - 3.356/5.351 : OSX 10.6.2 - 6.984/6.984
256 : I/O - Win7 - 6.259/8.254 : OSX 10.6.2 - 9.887/9.887
Say No More......
James Perrett wrote:As a user I'd offer a different perspective - I want stability more than absolute low latency.
I don't see the argument unless I missed something in the mix.
If there is no instability for those requiring and using the lower latencies with the better interfaces , the question of stability is not even on the table , nor has it been in any of my testing.