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Old 08-31-2019, 09:57 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by Glennbo View Post
Since replacing all my 3rd party Windows audio plugins with 3rd party native Linux audio plugins, the performance hit I see when using things like Kontakt, Superior Drummer, and other bridged Windows instrument plugins is negligible, because now there are so few instances of LinVST and WINE being used.
The problem is there isn't any kind of replacement for Kontakt. Libraries like Spitfire, Cinesamples, OrchestralTools, etc., etc. simply won't run in anything else and there is no way you could convert them to another format. Not with all the custom scripting, GUIs, legato switching etc. It would literally be impossible and I don't use that word lightly.

So, while you are absolutely right in terms of the performance hit, optimizing Windows Vsts/Wine as much as possible and allowing separate Kontakt/Vst instances to share memory is really critical. Just in terms of memory usage, I would need around 300GB to load my Windows template in Linux, vs 100GB in Windows.
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