abstraction vs plugin ?

Mar 31, 2008 at 12:45pm

abstraction vs plugin ?

I’ve devised some audio fx abstractions, in msp, that I turned to vst plugins.

I now want to use those fx in other patches in max/MSP.
Then, what is the most efficient use in terms of cpu load: vst~ or abstraction.
Specially if there are numerous fxs.

Any info welcome.

Mar 31, 2008 at 4:53pm

i’m a bit interested to hear some responses to this.
my initial response would be that abstractions would run faster, given that a plugin must create a plugin wrapper, so an extra layer of software is added. but i have no idea if plugin’s can run in separate threads…

Apr 9, 2008 at 5:28pm

Apr 10, 2008 at 6:31am

jmdarremont schrieb:
> Actually, after testing, it seems that vst~ plugins are slower by a
> factor of almost 2 compared to the exactly same fx in abstraction!

Is this also true for heavy fx like reverb, 12 voice gizmo~ or alike?
I would expect a constant overhead, not a proportional…


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Apr 10, 2008 at 6:56am


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