Longtime Mulch user here... I have never had a problem I couldn't diagnose / solve but finally I have come to ask for help with this one.
My live performance patch is an exercise in loop manipulation. The patch has been evolving (incrementally becoming more complex) over a 10 year span.
When I am manipulating VSTs in realtime, there is no problem whatsoever, but sometimes when I attempt to open a new sound file (all of these would be 390bpm, 64-bar loops), I sometimes get a quick "pause" in the sound for 1/2 a second or 1/4 of a second. The entire thing is frozen for that moment, and resumes where it stopped (the flow of the bpm is disrupted). Curiously, when I listen to recorded wav renderings from the soundout contraption, the sound is not interrupted.
I have my buffer at maximum. I can supply other pertinent settings if needed.
I'm wondering if I have merely maxed out the capacity of my machine or the program / patch itself? I'm using about 60% of the CPU at the most during a performance.
My crummy work-around is to stop manipulating the VSTs while opening a file, but it's difficult to do so when in the midst of performing.
Any ideas for troubleshooting this?
My regards to Ross, incredible software!