Do bypassed effects and M4L devices consume CPU resources?

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danny klim
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Do bypassed effects and M4L devices consume CPU resources?

Post by danny klim » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 pm

Or only active effects/M4L devices? If so, how much?

Stromkraft
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Re: Do bypassed effects and M4L devices consume CPU resources?

Post by Stromkraft » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:44 pm

danny klim wrote:Or only active effects/M4L devices? If so, how much?
I believe bypassed plug-ins and devices use less CPU in most cases, but certainly some CPU. Much less so when inactivated, but depending on type and the developer maybe some small amount if that's at all possible.
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