As per my title, I would like to know if using MIDI tracks will be easier on my computer than instrument tracks, especially for bigger instruments like Kontakt. In my latest project I’m starting to get some lag and other issues in playback and I’m up to about 12 instrument tracks. Will converting them to MIDI tracks alieviate this issue at all? I’ve not had this problem in the past, but ever since buying Ample Guitar’s G II, I’ve noticed that at least is pretty hefty for my computer.
Related, but if the answer is YES, what functionalities am I losing/gaining by using a Rack instead of Track instrument? I’ve seen a TON of posts about this all dated from 2012 to the present but most seem to be “there used to be a difference but not anymore” essentially? What I noticed is I can’t have Sends run individually through MIDI tracks, only the host rack instrument, so for example I can’t have different amounts of reverb on different MIDI tracks, whereas I could do that on Instrument tracks if I wanted.
Thank you for any time and input!