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How much cpu does leaving a bypassed plugin use in Logic?
Old 24th September 2012
  #1
Gear Head
 
🎧 5 years
How much cpu does leaving a bypassed plugin use in Logic?

If i bypass a plugin in logic (disable it), how much cpu is it using? I tend to put a bunch of plugins on a aux channel and the turn them on/off till find one i like. Should I remove the bypassed plugin if im not using it? Just trying to save some cpu, thanks
Old 24th September 2012
  #2
Gear Nut
 
🎧 5 years
FL actually has an option to turn off unused effects to save CPU, so I'm assuming if you haven't engaged a similar function, they will be using some CPU. I actually don't use Logic though, so maybe someone else can answer more precisely.
Old 24th September 2012
  #3
Lives for gear
 
🎧 5 years
they need some.. not much thou but they occupy memory and make the internal scanning of the track status more task intense.... shouldnt matter on fast computers but even than a corruption of the involved plug might slow down project loading seriously..especially 3 years later with not updated no name plugs.
So i would suggest at one point to clean the project file from unecessary plug in assignments.
Old 24th September 2012 | Show parent
  #4
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golden beers's Avatar
 
2 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
do an experiment.

fill up 10 channels with bypassed plugs and look at the cpu meter.
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