is there a difference in cpu cost between an audio track and a return track?

I use a set of return tracks to route audio from various sources to a set of custom m4l sampler patches. What is the difference in CPU between sending the audio from a track to another track using the 'audio out' track dropmenu, versus setting the 'audio out' to sends only, and routing the audio to a send track?

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lo.key 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • TheDriller
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    Theoretically it should be the same.

    If there is a slight difference in how the routing is handled internally, it will be orders of magnitude below the amount that you would actually notice on the meter.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • uberkarr
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    However, if you have say, 24 tracks that you want to add varying levels of an effect say, reverb your cost on using a return track with sends on the 24 tracks is far less than adding 24 instances of reverb to each track.

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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