mwvdlee wrote:scale down quality in order to prevent otherwise inevitable crashes
Further to mwvdlee's suggestion...
It occurred to me that SM's meter measures only one CPU core, because SM is strictly one core only. For VST plugins, where your synth etc. is just one small piece of the performance, that's perfectly reasonable.
But wouldn't it be nice to have the possibility of .exe's making full use of all available cores? - for very large standalone 'live performance' type applications, it seems sad to be limited to using only a fraction of the CPU power available. The need to limit the design's functions to keep within a safe margin of performance would be much reduced.
For example, one could make a live sequencing and looping application that is totally self contained, something like a 'Reason' style rack full of synths and effects that has no need of a host application.