VST Performance Window

This window shows the audio processing load and the hard disk transfer rate. This allows you to verify that you do not run into performance problems when adding effects or plug-ins, for example.

  • To open the VST Performance window, select Devices > VST Performance.

Average load

Shows how much of the available CPU power is used for audio processing.

Real-time peak

Shows the processing load in the realtime path of the audio engine. The higher this value, the higher the risk that dropouts occur.

Overload indicator

The overload indicator to the right of the real-time peak indicator and the average load indicator displays overloads of the average or real-time indicator.

If it lights up, decrease the number of EQ modules, active effects, and audio channels that play back simultaneously. You can also activate the ASIO-Guard.


Shows the hard disk transfer load.

Disk overload indicator

The overload indicator to the right of the disk indicator lights up if the hard disk does not supply data fast enough.

If it lights up, use Disable Track to reduce the number of tracks playing back. If this does not help, you need a faster hard disk.


You can show a simple view of the performance meter on the Transport panel and on the Project window toolbar. These meters only feature the average and the disk indicator.