So, I am getting a huge CPU spike in one particular section of one particular song, which is causing playback to slow down in the extreme, popping/crackling audio, and Mixcraft becomes incredibly slow to respond. I have never had any other issues like this before on previous songs.
Furthermore, I had no issues with this specific song before; it was working fine previously, and then one day, I opened up the file and noticed this issue out of the blue. Other songs still work fine, and older saved versions of this song still work fine.
The thing that really stumps me is this: the part the CPU spikes at is very peculiar.
The song has lots of tracks running at the beginning and at the end, and those sections run just fine. In the middle of the song, there is about a 30-second section where it drops down to only a few tracks running, and THAT is where the CPU spikes like crazy. As soon as more tracks start entering the mix, the CPU load drops back down, and it runs fine until the end of the song.
When this problem section arrives, CPU usage rapidly climbs into the 90s%, sometimes hitting 100%. Task manager shows this as well.
I know there are all kinds of things you can do to optimize your PC for DAWs, but I don’t think this is a simple case of “You have too many things running at once”, because the problem is localized to one section of one song, where there are only a few tracks running.
I am running this all on Mixcraft 6, if that’s relevant.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks very much,