[Ardour-Users] CPU usage of plugins in empty tracks

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 04:44:24 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 3:34 AM, Roberto Suarez Soto <talkingxouba at gmail.com
> wrote:

>        My question is: if I apply some effect plugins in those tracks, do
> they consume CPU in the "empty" parts? Or just in the parts that have sound
> recorded?
Yes they do, since they are always running, during the empty parts they are
still processing, even if it is only processing silence.  This is very
intentional as some plugins such as reverb demand to be running long after
the source clip has finished to get the proper tail, etc.

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