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Is anyone having more problems with a "jerky" erratic Timeline wiper than with previous updates?

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I'm experiencing noticeably more erratic and jerky wiper movement in my current Timelines. It's gotten to the point that it's very problemmatic, since I need to rely on it both for the composition/tweaking phase and especially for the performance. Two processors are working hard, a third is working a little and the fourth is virtually idle. So I do not seem to be in any immediate danger of running out of realtime processing. I don't remember this being such a problem previously, but of course, this is a new Timeline, so it's difficult to make comparisons.

Is there a way to prioritize the wiper more highly, so that it does a better job of keeping up?
asked Oct 7, 2019 in Using Kyma by mark-phillips (Practitioner) (800 points)
A couple of things to try: Is Kyma the front application or is it in the background? Does the timeline have lots of disk players with looping checked? When you play one of your old Timelines,do you see the same behavior or is it something specific to this Timeline? Thanks.
It seems to be specific to current (related) Timelines. Kyma is in foreground. Timeline does have some DiskPlayers (non-looping) -- more than I normally use -- going through various processing. What is "a lot" ...? 5 or 6? DiskPlayers don't have a loop option, so I assume GenericSource (disk, with loop on) would cause the same issue. This gives me some ideas to look into. Would loading audio files into RAM help. I was in the process of trying that last night when I quit for the night. I guess I will continue on that path to see if it helps.
Yes, loading audio files into RAM would help by moving the sample-reading onto the Pacarana.
Having moved several audio file to RAM playback helps. Timeline takes a long time to load, but performance is now much better.

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