BIAS FX 2 Standalone - Slow preset change with Mac mini 2012 - Fast with MacBook Air 2017



  • Hi there,

    The computers are very similar in performance but the Air makes the preset change quickly while the mac mini very slowly.

    SLOW PRESET CHANGE
    Mac mini late 2012
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Memory: 2x4GB = 8GB 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
    SSD: 2x Crucial MX300 525GB Raid0 - free space 440GB
    Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M 2.50GHz
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000


    FAST PRESET CHANGE
    MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)
    macOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Memory: 2x4GB = 8GB 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
    SSD: 1x APPLE SSD SM0128G - free space 60GB
    Processor: Intel Core i5-5350U 1.80GHz
    Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 6000


    System Requirements for BIAS FX 2 Desktop (https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024944311-System-Requirements-for-BIAS-FX-2-Desktop)

    Mac
    OS X 10.11 or later
    4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
    1GB free disk space
    Core i5 (https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx/)


    The benchmarks are similar.
    Mini Benchmark:
    0_1575496209226_mini.jpg

    Air Benchmark:
    0_1575496341833_air.jpg


    The problem is shown in this video:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/KTRxPzGzfqkiL6dq6

    I want to buy a footswitch midi controller to use it with mac mini but it is not possible with this latency on preset change.

    I created a clean install of Mojave but the problem persists.

    Thanks