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Dragging the beginning/end of an event is EXTREMELY laggy all of a sudden- what could be wrong?

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asked Jan 21, 2018 in Studio One 3 by joelwaddell (220 points)
Hey, so I'm not sure what has happened here, but all of a sudden I'm getting huge amounts of lag when trying to drag the beginning of an event forwards or backwards, as well as when I try to slip audio within the event.

This hasn't happened before, last time I was using S1 I remember it being really smooth.

Now, if I try to perform one of these actions, I have to click and drag my cursor to the right spot, and wait about 5 seconds for the audio to catch up. I have no issues with playback or anything else as far as I can see.

I can't deal with this because I'm trying to do drum editing, meaning I need to make literally thousands of these edits today.

I've checked the performance tab and I'm sitting at around 8% usage. I've disabled all other tracks and plugins in the session, still no luck.

The only thing I can think of that might be different are (a) I might be on a newer update than last time I was doing this type of editing. and (b) my HDD is running low on space (30GB left, should be plenty???)

Any ideas? Thanks

P.S. I'm running Studio One 3.5.4 Professional on Windows 10

1 Answer

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answered Feb 6, 2018 by soch1 (150 points)
edited Feb 7, 2018 by soch1
Hey Joel. I have found a fix, although not convenient, it has worked for me. I contacted Presonus in September about the same issue you all seem to be having. What they told me was that they were aware of the issue and that it definitely is being addressed but not sure when a fix will be released. That being said, I've tried it all, turned off plugins, messed with each possible CPU setting in the preferences and nothing would work. However, this past weekend I recorded a drum session that I wanted to quantize, 12 tracks of drums recorded at 24 bit, 44.1 - standard stuff.

I had split the work with one of my interns who runs Studio One on her MacBook pro ( way lower in spec than my 5K iMac with 32GB of RAM). I sent her the stems and she created a fresh session to do the quantizing. She used the same method I do, splice quantize for slip editing and she had zero lag time at all.

I tried this with the same song I was previously editing with lag only this time I started a fresh session and no lag time incurred whatsoever...if fact it runs perfectly smooth. Hope this also helps other users, there's gotta be some kind of temp file that continue to amass and slow the whole session down...idk hopefully soon there's a fix. Cheers!

Revision: Upon further investigating this issue, the lag seems to dramatically increase if the tracks are packed in a folder. Once you take them out, GUI performance seems to really improve!