Macbook minimum requirements for Xone 96 and Traktor Pro

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dbeats
dbeats Member Posts: 6 Newcomer

I just acquired an A&H Xone 96 mixer and encountered hardware issues (high load, lags, audio dropouts, up to freezes) with my Macbook Air 2019 1,6GHz i5 and the current version of Traktor after like 30mins into the mix. Do I need a better MacBook for this?

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  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,592 Expert
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    What audio settings are you using?

  • dbeats
    dbeats Member Posts: 6 Newcomer
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    I use the max quality 32/96 and tried out different buffer sizes, but encountered difficulties even with higher buffers.

  • dbeats
    dbeats Member Posts: 6 Newcomer
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    For example, a 512 buffer size should work, I think, but didn't. Even 1024 didn't.

  • dbeats
    dbeats Member Posts: 6 Newcomer
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    Initial buffer was 256

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,592 Expert
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    I use the max quality 32/96

    Have you tried lowering that setting?

    https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/210296445-Mac-Tuning-Tips-for-Audio-Processing

    Try 512 samples and 48 kHz

  • dbeats
    dbeats Member Posts: 6 Newcomer
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    Ok, thanks a lot, will try out! But not using the full 96kHz audio quality is a pity, of course...

  • lord-carlos
    lord-carlos Member Posts: 2,592 Expert
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    Well lets see if that works. For now it's for debugging purposes.

    Do you files benefit from 96 kHz?

  • dbeats
    dbeats Member Posts: 6 Newcomer
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    Thanks, and that is a very valid question. So far, I'd say not necessarily, but it's kind of a hen-and-egg situation.

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