In your experience, what VST/native/etc. plugins/softsynths have you found to have an extremely high CPU efficiency accompanied by exceptional utility/sonics?
I'm working on getting the most out of my computer (plan to build a new one soon) in my hybrid hard/soft live performance setup, and really need to zone in on the most CPU efficient plugins possible that also introduce little or no latency. (no lookahead on compressors, and as small a window as possible on any limiters) - I'm using ableton so mainly working with its internal effects, but I'm sure there are number of plugins designed with CPU efficiency as the main priority of which I am unaware. I discovered a freeware brickwall limiter that has an extremely low latency
, but at this point I'm not sure how much use I will find it
Since I'm using a desktop/rack machine for this I am also considering some UAD-2 cards but that is a whole other ball of wax and I'm not sure that's entirely the type of sound I'm looking for.
one notably CPU-efficient plugin I've encountered, considering how much it does is uTonic (but that is probably not a surprise to most here) - what other VSTs and plugins are out there that are notably CPU efficient?