Guitar Rig 7 = instant CPU overload

Mattski Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
edited October 25 in Guitar Rig & FX

Esteemed fellow creators,

I have just bought Guitar Rig 7, never having used it before, but am still unable to explore it due to instant CPU overload in Logic Pro X. It's most likely my end, but I'd really appreciate any guidance on how I might improve things.

Mac Book Pro 2019

2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5

Ventura 13.6

In gratitude.



  • Daniel37
    Daniel37 Member Posts: 6 Newcomer

    Hi, I cannot really provider an answer or useful hint, just my experience. I also just bought GR7 about 2 weeks ago. I use it in Studio One 6 and I don't have this problem. Also not in standalone mode. My hardware is a iMac 2020, 3.3 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5 and I run Sonoma 14.0 already. CPU load from the plug-in is mainly under 15%.

  • Mattski
    Mattski Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Happy for you

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,441 admin

    Hi @Mattski can you check if steps in this article help with the CPU load?

    How to Resolve Performance Issues with GUITAR RIG

  • Sixstringz
    Sixstringz Member Posts: 10 Newcomer

    Its your computer dude. Theres nothing your really going to be able to do to improve with the i5. Im surprised you dont have problems running other plug ins. I have an i9 and 2 or 3 instances of GR6 shoots up my CPU to 25%. I havent even paid attention to what 7 does. Just bought it yesterday.

  • Wouter De Muynck
    Wouter De Muynck Member Posts: 209 Pro

    It's indeed quite normal your CPU overloads, I had the same issue with my previous Macbook. A few music programs opened in parallel and the machine went loco.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,590 Expert


    You may try to increase the audio buffer.... But you will get higher latency. But your computer is pretty weak, so it might need real big buffer....

    Also, close all programs not needed. Web browser may bite quite a lot of CPU power. At least on Win...

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