asked Jan 09 '17 at 21:45 by reneeijzenga (30)

Hi all,

My name is Rene, living on the Netherlands and I'm a newbie on Bitwig, let me start with that :) I own Bitwig for a week now and couldn't spend enough time with it yet. The last couple of years I worked with Presonus Studio One (which I still own and love by the way) but the clip based workflow of Bitwig got me me get it as a second DAW.

Currently I'm having an issue with the Maschine 2 software (fully up-to-date) within Bitwig (1.3.15). The process "Bitwig plug-in host 64" is taking almost all CPU power of my Macbook the fans start to blow me away. When I disable Maschine inside Bitwig I don't have this issue.

I need to say that all VSTi plugins take quite some CPU power. Between 10% and 15%.

My Macbook specs running Sierra, no other programs running: i7 2,2 GHz 16GB RAM

Is there anyone with the same issue and is there something I can do/try?

Kind regards, Rene

Hello Rene, to start with you can try running the plug-in as a separate process. In Bitwig Studio, open Preferences and go to Plug-in management. Try the different modes to see if there is any improvement.


answered Jan 10 '17 at 10:10 by fredrik (186)

Hi Fredrik,

I just tried all 3 modes all with the same result. But what I came across is tat when I minimize Bitwigs screen/GUI the fans stop blowing. I'm not 100% sure it is Maschine that is causing the issue here. It may be the graphics.


  — (Jan 10 '17 at 21:25) reneeijzenga

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Asked: Jan 09 '17 at 21:45

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