I switched from Intel to M1 Pro in March 2022 (see config below) and installed Spat 5.2.7. I quickly noticed that my Max patch containing the Spat had dropouts, sound would stop et resume abruptly (maximum 1 second stops). More surprising is that dropouts not only happen in Max but also in all other running audio applications (Reaper, Live, Ircam TS2). I recently installed Spat 5.2.8 and, despite a strong improvement at this level, I still experience general dropouts form time to time (which is a problem for live performance). I tried to modify the scheduler’s settings in Max in many ways without success. I never had this kind of issue with my previous MacBookPros (Intel) and suspect it might be linked to the way Apple Silicon chips / Mac OS 12 deals with the distribution of audio and decides to interrupt the sound in case of CPU overload (with Intel chips sound wouldn’t stop, I would have clics in case of CPU overload). It is likely linked to the Spat/Max since I don’t have the issue with any other audio apps. My audio CPU readings in Spat/Max rarely exceed 20% and my laptop is pretty powerful, ex : I can read without any trouble more than 256 multichannel tracks simultaneously in Reaper.
Any idea what the problem could be ? Thanks for your help.
MacBook Pro 16” 2021 - Chip M1 Pro - RAM 32Gb - SSD 4To - Mac OS 12.3.1 - RME Fireface UFX
Max 8.3.2 - Spat 5.2.8 - Ableton Live 11.1.6 - Loopback 2.2.9 - Reaper 6.68