[PlanetCCRMA] Denormal problem with TAP Reverb

Ken Smith kens@kensnet.org
Fri Nov 24 00:30:06 2006

nicholas manojlovic wrote:

> Ken Smith wrote:
>> Hi, I seem to be getting what looks like a denormal problem.
>> The setup is Intel P4 HT, FC5 2.6.17 CCRMA RDT Kernel SMP, Ardour 
>> ardour-0.99.3-2.rhfc5.ccrma 
>> <http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/mirror/fedora/linux/planetccrma/5/i386/repodata/repoview/ardour-0-0.99.3-2.rhfc5.ccrma.html>:, 
>> TAP Plugins tap-plugins-0.7.0-1.rhfc5.ccrma 
>> <http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/mirror/fedora/linux/planetccrma/5/i386/repodata/repoview/tap-plugins-0-0.7.0-1.rhfc5.ccrma.html>: 
>> The project has 3 instances of the TAP Reverb on three busses. If I 
>> reduce the input to the busses to zero, by soloing something for 
>> example, or by lowering a fader to zero, the CPU load pretty quickly 
>> maxes out.
>> Is anyone else seeing this?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Ken
> Yes, definitely - many times. Which is a shame as I find its one of 
> the few usable plugins around. Ultimately though, the denormal 
> problems have forced me to stop using it.
> Nic
Thaks Nic, I'll try the external TAP Reverb Editor to see if its any 
different, but somhow I suspect the same algorithm will be in there. I 
agree the TAP reverb is a pretty useful plugin. Maybe it's time to hack 
some code.... ;-)  Ken

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