Each channel has a Volume, Pan, Mute and Alt parameter.
In addition to the main output pair there is also an alternative output pair. When the Alt parameter is enabled on a channel, that channel is no longer sent to the main outputs, but instead is sent to the alternative outputs.
for me (DuoX, v22.214.171.1242), whenever i have this mixer (currently using the stereo version) in a pedalboard, it operates just fine for a few minutes, but then abruptly stops passing audio. i.e. everything else is feeding audio to the mixer just fine, but the mixer outputs become silent. the meter plugin verifies that the mixer is indeed the point at which signal fails to pass.
if i reboot the ModX, it’s ok for a while, but then always fails again.
if i replace the MOD mixer with the AMS Stereo Mixer, the pedalboard just works fine forever.
About the CPU usage of the mixer plugin. Just inserting the plugin uses around 2%(128 frames) or 3% (256 frames) more CPU. After connecting Inputs and Output, the CPU increases around 11.5% or 8.5%(256 frames). I know there are plugins which uses more CPU, but for a mixer… it looks probably too much, isn’t it? I just tested with the default pedalboard.
Is this about Mod-ui dB levels included?? I’m also curious about the CPU usage without the mod-ui connected… or should not affect?
Now, with so many great plugins, my Dwarf CPU sometimes reaches the CPU limit. So I’m thinking about ways to optimize it.
For the mixer, I found in the Beta store the AMS Stereo Mixer 4 Channels, which only use around 1.5% (256 frames) or 2.5% (128 frames) more CPU, and has similar functionalities but no Mod-ui…
One thing I would love to see on the mixer is faders for the Alt output, not buttons which are “all or nothing”. Allowing you to mix an effect per channel is not something easily done with a set of other plug-ins.