@simon.a.billington I will test the CPU usage tonight, to figure out for sure. I’ll layer a ton of them with everything on and measure the difference between just one thing on.
@OdelWaves – The CLA video is a Waves video series they made to promote Epic… But it’s amazing. The idea is to use 4 different delays and 4 different reverbs, together, when you start your mix:
Delay Sends: Slap, Tape, Throw, Crowd
Reverb Sends: Plate, Room, Hall, Non-Linear
And the delays always output to some degree into the reverbs so they never sound too canned. It’s called “Mix with Epic Depth: Complete Reverbs & Delays by Chris Lord-Alge”
It’s absolutely brilliant. Even if you don’t use them to an extreme in a song, just having them there ready to go gives you a dimensional palette ready to use.
Where it gets weird is — Waves based the plugin on his bus setup. Which is cool, but the only way to actually replicate the CLA setup is to create 8 auxes in your DAW. Luckily I can run that many instances of Epic with no problem. But Epic isn’t required to do the CLA technique, it can be setup in other ways. And as my template evolves I use a variety of plugins for it including H-Delay, Epic, and a few others.