I have a few (29) VSTi’s connected. These are VEP instances in a rack configuration. The VEP is hosting VIs on an external box.
When the VSTi’s are activated, my CPU usage jumps from practically nothing (1 - 3%) up to between 25% and 33% on all 8 cores. And the real-time peak within Cubase is sitting at somewhere between 15% and 20%. This is with Cubase at rest - nothing playing. When I deactivate the VSTi’s, everything is right with the CPU usage/real-time peak.
Any help figuring out how to get that down, so that when I’m not playing anything, it doesn’t think it has to be processing stuff?