Old 11-20-2019, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Virtual pedal board & CPU load

Hi.
I've been using Reaper for a long time now, and now my next challenge is trying to optimize my virtual pedal board (VSTs). I want to best use the capabilities of my CPU (i7, 4-core, 8 threads, on a MacBook Pro)

I use plugins like Kuassa, Audio Damage, native JS and ReaPlugs.

I was wondering if it was more efficient to put everything in a single FX chain.

Or is it better to use complex routings with sends and FX on their own tracks to spread the CPU load.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:27 PM   #2
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If it's a serial routing between all the FX, it doesn't matter how you arrange them, only 1 CPU core can be used for the processing. (Unless some of the plugins themselves do something in parallel in multiple threads.)

If there's some parallel parts in the FX routing, then it may be beneficial to spread across multiple tracks to utilize the multiple CPU cores.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:59 PM   #3
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If it's a serial routing between all the FX, it doesn't matter how you arrange them, only 1 CPU core can be used for the processing. (Unless some of the plugins themselves do something in parallel in multiple threads.)

If there's some parallel parts in the FX routing, then it may be beneficial to spread across multiple tracks to utilize the multiple CPU cores.
Ok! Thanks!
So no need to overcomplicate my project then!
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