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Re: Pro Tools Always Crashing

Post by SteveBaruah » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:19 am

Hi Tim,

Yeah, I looked for MBox driver updates, but the last one released was 2014.
I've now ordered myself a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, which I have only heard good things about.

Thanks everyone for your advice.

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Re: Pro Tools Always Crashing

Post by SteveBaruah » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:38 am

Just for anyone who is having the same issues:
There are a lot of people with these issues, and it appears to be something to do win Windows 10 in combo with Pro Tools 12.
I bought a new interface - Focusrite Scarlett 616, and upgraded ram to 32 GB.
It no longer crashes, but I get the 'Pro Tools ran out of CPU power' error message, constantly.
I've gone around this by pulling up the CPU usage window in PT, and systematically going through tracks until I found which instrument/plug in was causing the problem.
Sure enough, my CPU usage was around 30% until one particular synth kicked in, when it spiked to 100% and gave the error message.
I bounced this midi track down to audio, disabled the midi track with plug in, and now CPU usage doesn't go above 30%.
Annoying, yes. But a 3 minute fix.

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Re: Pro Tools Always Crashing

Post by ttully » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:33 am

Hey Steve,

I upgraded to Pro tools 2018.12 and have had no problems...
Was the synth that was using all your CPU... Omnisphere?


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Re: Pro Tools Always Crashing

Post by waveheavy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:23 am

I hate Windows 10. That's why I'm still running Windows 7 Pro.

Pro Tools is a hog on a PC. 16 GB RAM is iffy even on my system.

Pro Tools on the main drive, sessions on a different hard drive, and sample libraries on a separate hard drive, pretty much a must for any serious orchestra works with top of the line samples. For a large orchestra setup, I still have to stop a lot of background services I don't need for the DAW, because I really need 64 GB RAM, or a slave computer to house the sample libraries. I can't imagine trying to work off a flash drive.

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