[gmpi] Re: Reqs 3.9. Time - opening arguments

  • From: Tim Hockin <thockin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 15:40:21 -0800

On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 06:26:38PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >But when I run my Windows music software at a PPQ higher than 96, I quickly
> >run out of CPU for some workloads, for an arguably insignifcant gain.
> 
> thats because your Windows music software is written
> incorrectly. there is no reason why increasing ticks-per-beat needs to
> cause any change in CPU utilitization. only if the user chooses to
> sequence a large number of events at very closely spaced time
> intervals should it affect CPU load.

For a system without smoothing and ramping, it sends a lot of events on
every tick.  More ticks == more events == more CPU.  Not saying it's RIGHT
just that it hurts, here. :)

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