instruments also should not run when turned off. :)
Arne ... if the 16 effects are in one plug-in you
need to use poly~ , if it is 16 different plug-ins
the ones which are turned off require 0 CPU cycles.
generally speaking pluggo does not behave differently
from other plug-ins; the audio simply does not run
when turned off - only messages or midi output are
active in a turned-off plug-in when you dont do anything
against that in your code.
In a word yes. You could use plugsync's host features to turn processing within the plugin off if need be [while the sequencer is sitting still] , but it sounds unreliable. Check the leftmost outlet of plugsync~ and the mute~ object. Also theres bypass and mute for the Vst~ object if you're using that.