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

Roberto Suarez Soto talkingxouba at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 05:40:22 PDT 2010

El día Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:44:24 -0400, Thomas Vecchione
<seablaede at gmail.com> escribía:

> >        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.

	Aha, I understand. It makes sense. Then, what's the proper way of
handling this? Downmixing to a "tape" track and then applying the effects to


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