So, how do you actually submit your score? It’s very easy, let us explain.
The first thing you need to do is to download this Logic Pro X project:
Remember, on this site, we only compare benchmarks for Logic Pro X.
The project consists of 20 instances of the EXS24 and includes a Ringshifter, Compressor, Channel EQ and Space Designer in the plugin chain. The buffer is set to 256. Ideally, for the sake of being able to compare all scores objectively, you shouldn’t change any settings in the project.
The only setting you should check are the number of threads. To do so, go to Preferences → General → Devices. Don’t set it to automatic. Instead, select the maximum number of available threads. This will vary depending on the number of cores your Mac has (i.e. 4 cores = 8 threads, 12 cores = 24 threads). You should use all your cores.
Your score is the number of tracks your Mac can play in Logic before freezing, lagging or stopping to play. Basically, it’s the number of tracks you can play repeating in a loop, without any issues appearing.
Use the duplicate track button in Logic to duplicate tracks until your Mac stops playing the loop properly. At the beginning, you can stop and re-play several times, so Logic can learn how to spread the processing load in the most efficient way. If after several times you still get a system overload message, or the playback is lagging, then your limit is officially reached.
Your score is the last number of tracks with which your Mac was able to pass the loop several times without any interruption or lag.
Remember to be realistic. We all want objective results. If you think you’re ready, go to the next page to select your Mac and submit your score!