Yes I am being lazy here because I could just do my own test , but I thought I would just throw this question out there wondering if someone else has already done the dirty work of testing this.
I have noticed sometimes my songs seem like they are struggling thru and I don’t know why becaus the inset plugins arn’t that heavy to me ( sometimes during the chorus ) and I just saw a post here regarding flattening Variaudio . Then it made me wonder if Variaudio is the culprit ?
In my mind I have always just kinda assumed that pitch correction in Variaudio gets done and then it’s done and the main CPU hit was just being used at the time of the editing but not while the song is being played back (as a non flattened audio track)
I have never used Variaudio and then flattened that track afterwards . Maybe I am naive , maybe not . Please share any testing that someone has taken the time to do . Thanks