abstraction vs plugin ?

    Mar 31 2008 | 12:45 pm
    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 | 4:53 pm
      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 09 2008 | 5:28 pm
    • Apr 10 2008 | 6:31 am
      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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