I’ve been having few issues with djay Pro for some time, and upgrading to El Capitan made it bad enough that I need to bring this up here.
First, here are my specs (and I doubt that my MacBook Pro is underpowered):
OS Version: 10.11
MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch, Early 2015)
Processor: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
Fiio Alpen E17 (http://smile.amazon.com/E17-Alpen-Por…)
I use Fiio to output to the main speakers/headset, and the Built-in Output for prequeing.
After I shut almost all of the apps down, I start djay Pro, and here’s what I get:
Idle CPU: 20-30%
Idle Energy Impact: 400~
To give a comparison, djay’s info:
Idle CPU: < 9%
Idle Energy Impact: 15-20
Why is the djay Pro using that much resources when I’m doing nothing? What is it doing in the background that’s occupying that much CPU and Energy?
I had one major issue when I had djay Pro + Yosemite, where the audio would freeze/skip (as some other have noticed). That seemed to have been caused by me simply logging into Spotify, and keeping it enabled. I usually turn off my wi-fi, so I’m wondering if that issue was caused by Spotify integration (even though I was not using it!). I simply logged out of it (since I don’t use it anyway), and that problem seemed to have gone away.
Then I decided to upgrade my OS to El Capitan, and that seems to have been a mistake. I haven’t seen any major freeze/skip like what I used to see (presumably because I logged out of Spotify). However, I started to notice that very often (every 1-2 songs), the song would get a bit staticky. It’s not bad as the skipping issue, but it’s very noticeable, to the point where I’m not sure if I should even use djay Pro to DJ my next few gigs.
What is going on? Shouldn’t the idle CPU be pretty much close to 0? What is djay Pro doing that (even) djay is not doing?